Tummy Dogs Recipe
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Tummy Dogs Recipe

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Looking for a fun and flavorful way to jazz up hot dogs? Try these bacon-wrapped versions with zippy Dijon mustard. "They don't take long to fix," assures Myra Innes, Auburn, Kansas. "And your tummy will thank you."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 8 bacon strips
  • 8 hot dogs
  • 4 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, cut into strips
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 8 hot dog buns
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced, optional
  • 1 can (4 ounces) diced green chilies, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 421 calories, 30g fat (13g saturated fat), 61mg cholesterol, 1130mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 14g protein .


  1. Partially cook bacon; drain on paper towels. Cut a 1/4-in. lengthwise slit in each hot dog; place cheese in each slit. Starting at one end, wrap bacon in a spiral around hot dog; secure with toothpicks.
  2. Split buns just halfway. Combine butter and mustard; spread inside buns. Set aside.
  3. On a covered grill over medium heat, cook hot dogs with cheese side down for 2 minutes. Place buns on grill with cut side down; grill until lightly toasted. Remove toothpicks from the hot dogs; serve in buns with onion and chilies if desired. Yield: 8 sandwiches.
Originally published as Tummy Dogs in Quick Cooking May/June 1998, p19

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lafleur 28098
Reviewed May. 25, 2011

"Didn't care for this recipe, won't bother with it again."

sbreinhardt 22044
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2011

"My daughter does not care for cheese. So for her hot dog I just skip the cheese and do everything else the same..I also make them on the stove top.."

Midnight Angel 81711
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2008

"Since finding this recipe, I have tried them in various combinations. The bacon adds a wonderful extra flavor to these dogs. Thanks for sharing Myra!"

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