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Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dogs

 Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dogs
Here's a juicy, delicious and savory meal in a bun! I make it for picnics, barbecues and tailgate parties, and it always gets compliments. To transport, wrap the hot dogs in foil and then in paper. —Peter Halferty, Corpus Christi, TX
8 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Grill: 10 min.


  • 12 bacon strips
  • 8 cheese beef hot dogs
  • 8 bakery hot dog buns, split and toasted
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 2 cups sauerkraut, rinsed and well drained
  • Optional condiments: mayonnaise, ketchup or Dijon mustard


  • In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until partially
  • cooked but not crisp. Remove to paper towels to drain; cool
  • slightly. Wrap 1-1/2 strips of bacon around each hot dog, securing
  • with toothpicks as needed (do not wrap tightly or bacon may tear
  • during grilling).
  • Grill, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat 6-8 minutes
  • or until bacon is crisp and hot dogs are heated through, turning
  • frequently. Discard toothpicks. Serve hot dogs in buns with onion
  • and sauerkraut; top with condiments of your choice. Yield: 8
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 stuffed hot dog equals 360 calories, 22 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 47 mg cholesterol, 1,119 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 16 g protein.