5 Epic Stuffed Hot Dogs!

July 28, 2015

5 Recipes for the BEST Stuffed Hot Dogs you will ever eat! These grown up dogs will be the BIGGEST hit at your next BBQ

We all know that hot dogs are standard fare when you’re grilling for a group (especially when there are kids around) and pretty much everybody I know is cool with a nice frank hot off the grates. They cook fast, they are inexpensive, and because of that they are a little over-utilized. We’re smack dab in the middle of grilling season and everybody is probably super done with plain old hot dogs. Unless you are my 4 year old who believes hot dogs=life. So I’ve created a guide for you to up your hot dog game with these simple ideas for EPIC Stuffed Hot Dogs.

I would also have you know that cooking these hot dogs on camera earned me a trip to NYC to compete for a Guinness World Record. In grilling. Seriously, I am the current world record holder for Longest Grilling Marathon by a team! You can read all about that event and experience HERE.

Stuffed Hot Dogs 5 recipes for killer stuffed hot dogs that everybody will go nuts for!

From extra meat to melty cheese, these stuffed hot dogs will have you looking at those wieners with heart eyes again! Make sure to stock up on bacon at the grocery store because each of these dogs is wrapped in its’ own slice. After all, bacon is pretty much the duct tape of food and we don’t want to lose any of those tasty fillings to the abyss under your grill! Start each of these recipes by cutting a slit into your hot dog lengthwise. Don’t cut all the way through, but cut deep enough that your hot dog can lay almost all the way open. Now you’re ready to fill!

5 recipes for the best stuffed hot dogs ever!

1) The Triple Cheese

In a small bowl, combine 8 oz softened cream cheese, 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese, 1/2 cup shredded pepper jack cheese, and 1 tbsp of your favorite BBQ rub (I LOVELOVE the Spicy Calypso from Caribeque.) Using a small spoon, spread the cheese mixture into the middle of each sliced hot dog. Wrap each with a slice of bacon and grill over medium heat (about 300 to 350 degrees) until the bacon is cooked and the filling is bubbly. Serve on toasted buns with desired condiments. Makes 8 stuffed hot dogs.

2) The New Yorker

Cut 4 slices of Swiss cheese into strips and place several pieces onto each hot dog. Layer on thinly sliced pastrami or corned beef and top each hot dog with a spoonful or two of sauerkraut. Wrap each with a slice of bacon and grill over medium heat (about 300 to 350 degrees) until the bacon is cooked and the filling is bubbly. Serve on toasted buns with Thousand Island Dressing and a sprinkle of caraway seeds (if you’ve got them, totally optional.) Makes 8 stuffed hot dogs.

3) The Jalapeno Popper

In a small bowl, combine 8 oz softened cream cheese, 1/2 cup shredded colby jack cheese, 1-2 jalapenos (depending on your spice preference) that have been seeded and finely diced, and 1 tbsp of your favorite BBQ rub (again with the Caribeque.) Using a small spoon, spread the cheese mixture into the middle of each sliced hot dog. Wrap each with a slice of bacon and grill over medium heat (about 300 to 350 degrees) until the bacon is cooked and the filling is bubbly. Serve on toasted buns with desired condiments (ranch dressing is amazing on these!) Makes 8 stuffed hot dogs.

The Smokehouse brisket and cheddar stuffed hot dog.

4) The Smokehouse

A personal favorite, the smokehouse is made from leftover smoked brisket or pulled pork. Cut 4 slices of sharp cheddar cheese into strips and place several pieces onto each hot dog. Layer on pieces of chopped brisket or pulled pork. Wrap each with a slice of bacon and grill over medium heat (about 300 to 350 degrees) until the bacon is cooked and the filling is bubbly. Serve on toasted buns with your favorite BBQ sauce and freshly sliced green onions (if you’ve got them, totally optional.) Makes 8 stuffed hot dogs.

5) The Italian

Cut 4 oz of mozzarella cheese into strips and place several pieces onto each hot dog. Layer on pepperoni and a few pickled banana peppers. Wrap each with a slice of bacon and grill over medium heat (about 300 to 350 degrees) until the bacon is cooked and the filling is bubbly. Serve on toasted buns with your favorite marinara sauce and an additional sprinkle of Parmesan cheese. Makes 8 stuffed hot dogs.

There you have them! My favorite stuffed hot dogs!! I hope you share these ideas with those who are stuck suffering in the land of the same old hot dog routine. What would you put in yours???

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