Bacon-wrapped Jalapeno & Cheese Hot Dogs

doggersWe (Paul and wife) had a barbecue with some friends yesterday, and one them—airlie pilot Lou—made these sinfully awesome hot dogs. I posted a pic on our Twitter account, and a number of folks have asked for the recipe. It’s not complicated, but here it is anyway. Lou says he got it from Bobby Flay:

  1. Split open hot dogs down middle
  2. Stuff with chopped jalapeño peppers and shredded cheese (whatever type you prefer; Lou used cheddar)
  3. Wrap hot dogs tightly with bacon
  4. Grill on medium-high heat on upper rack (if upper rack not present, grill on indirect heat)
  5. Serve, eat, attempt to avoid coronary.

They’re great with or without buns, but if you do use a bun, you may only use Martin’s Potato Rolls. (That is a rule strictly enforced by me, but not really part of the recipe) Click on the picture at right for a larger version, but don’t say I didn’t warn you.


  1. Posted July 19, 2009 at 11:40 am | Permalink

    This looks like perfect camping food… 🙂

  2. Posted July 19, 2009 at 12:28 pm | Permalink

    Too many degrees of treyf, I’m afraid. I’m trying to imagine a kosher alternative. OK, kosher hot dogs, peppers, wrapped with… I’ve never tried grilling lox. Frankly the thought terrifies me. Then there’s the cheese, though. None of the truly non-dairy cheese substitutes has the characteristic Velveeta-meltiness. Maybe if we could find fish hot dogs…

    Roman: thoughts?

  3. shaun
    Posted July 19, 2009 at 2:41 pm | Permalink

    mtgordon – how bout turkey bacon?

  4. Posted July 19, 2009 at 7:31 pm | Permalink

    That still doesn’t work with the cheese, though. Also, kosher turkey bacon is apocryphal. And lox just seems so ridiculous! 🙂

  5. Mrs. C
    Posted July 20, 2009 at 9:30 am | Permalink

    Oh. Ma. Gah. I know what Bill and I are having for dinner….wonder if the kids’ll like it.

  6. Posted July 20, 2009 at 4:13 pm | Permalink

    You made Bacon-wrapped Jalapeno & Cheese Hot Dogs on my birthday and didn’t invite me? Hurrumph. Now I’m going to have to make them myself.

  7. Posted July 21, 2009 at 6:00 pm | Permalink

    Well, regarding cheese, you can use Tofutti stuff, so that solves that problem. I use that sort of stuff all the time.

    Now I don’t personally like the taste of any kind of bacon, the real kind or the fake kind, plus it’s hella-unhealthy, so that’s a double pass for me.

    So that leaves just hot dogs and jalapeño – both of which I like (though I’ve been eating more chicken dogs as of late). I’m not sure about them together though.

    Lately I’ve been skipping the jalapeño when it comes to Subway, though – spicy stuff is getting on my nerves lately.

  8. Posted July 21, 2009 at 6:01 pm | Permalink

    Tofutti is here, if my link didn’t work:

  9. Posted July 21, 2009 at 8:57 pm | Permalink

    While I didn’t make the aforepictured recipe, I DID make tofu wrapped bacon this weekend and holy crap was it awesome! A little soy sauce and brown sugar…even better the next day after the bacon flavor soaked through to the tofu. Yeah, this really doesn’t really add to the discussion, just though I’d share some bacony happiness.

  10. Posted August 6, 2009 at 11:17 am | Permalink

    Do you cook the bacon before you wrap? Or does the bacon cook with the hot dog?

  11. Randy
    Posted April 5, 2010 at 10:24 pm | Permalink

    Been making these for years without the peppers. I will now by adding them as I love spicy food. Just never thought to add peppers to these.

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