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Glorified Hot Dogs

 Glorified Hot Dogs
"My parents always made these hot dogs when they barbecued," recalls Cheryl Gillpatrick of Loveland, Colorado. "They were not only a family, but guests liked them, ,too. They're good hot or cold."
8 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Cook: 10 min.


  • 1 large whole dill pickle (5 inches)
  • 1 block (4 ounces) cheddar or Colby cheese
  • 8 hot dogs
  • 4 teaspoons prepared mustard
  • 8 bacon strips
  • 8 hot dog buns


  • Cut pickle lengthwise into eight thin slices. Cut cheese into eight
  • 5-in. x 1/2-in. x 1/4-in. sticks. Cut hot dogs in half lengthwise;
  • spread cut surfaces with mustard. On eight hot dog halves, layer a
  • pickle slice and a cheese stick; top with remaining hot dog halves.
  • Place one end of a bacon strip at the end of each hot dog; push a
  • toothpick through the bacon and both hot dog pieces. Firmly wrap
  • bacon around each hot dog and secure at the other end with a
  • toothpick.
  • Grill, uncovered, over medium heat for 8-10 minutes or until bacon is
  • completely cooked, turning occasionally. Discard toothpicks. Serve
  • in buns. Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 366 calories, 24 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 45 mg cholesterol, 1,001 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 14 g protein.