Thursday, September 17, 2015

Ben's Bacon Wrapped Cheddar Dogs

When I was in college, my roommates and I used to have a guys' night every couple weeks, and I was usually in charge of the cooking. My roomies would tell me what they wanted and get me the stuff for it, and I would make it. One time, one of my roommates, Ben, had one of the tastiest ideas anyone has ever come up with: bacon wrapped cheddar dogs.


6 cheddar dogs (I prefer Johnsonville "Beddar with Cheddar")
6 slices of thick-cut bacon
12 wooden toothpicks
6 hot dog buns


Heat a cast iron skillet over medium heat for a few minutes to get it good and hot. This will get you good color on the bacon and will decrease overall cooking time. Wrap each dog in bacon and use a toothpick at each end to secure the bacon in place.

Place the bacon wrapped dogs in the skillet, being sure not to crowd the pan, and cook on the first side until done to your liking. I go for about 1.5 to 2 minutes. Once the first side is done, flip the hot dog over and cook the opposite side.

Once those two sides have been cooked, the bacon will hold itself on, so go ahead and remove the toothpicks and cook the remaining two sides. Again, 1.5 to 2 minutes per side until the bacon is golden brown and delicious. When the bacon is thoroughly cooked, remove the dogs and drain on a paper-towel-covered plate and hold until ready to serve. If it is going to be a while until they will be eaten, wrap them in tinfoil and stash in a 200 degree oven.

Serve in your choice of buns and enjoy one of the least healthy and tastiest things I know how to make.


  1. Not sure how we hooked up (G+ maybe?) but I like your story and your recipes are right up my alley. Keep them coming. You have a new fan in Texas.

    1. Thanks so much, I really appreciate the encouragement!