I recently made my bacon wrapped hog dogs for dinner. While I was savoring every bite of those delectable dogs, ( I did make myself stop at two….don’t judge, it has bacon. I can’t help myself.) I had a thought in between my sighs of contentment of how could this get any better? BBQ sauce. That tiny word crept in. What would a hot dog, that was already swoon worthy, that was wrapped in bacon and cooked in the air fryer taste like coated in BBQ sauce and topped with cheddar cheese? It is heaven…heaven in between a nice, soft hot dog bun.
Close your eyes and imagine….or you can just look at the mouthwatering picture above….a juicy, plump hot dog that has been wrapped in smoky bacon. The hot dog is nestled in a soft hot dog bun and coated with your favorite tangy BBQ sauce, then topped with cheddar cheese ( I used white cheddar cheese). It’s all placed in the air fryer or the oven so the cheese gets all melty to add a finishing touch to one delicious hot dog.
Here’s What You Need To Make Your Own:
*1 pkg of hot dogs
*1 slice of bacon per hot dog
*BBQ sauce; homemade or your favorite premade; I used the kind that was already premade
*shredded cheddar cheese; I used white cheddar but the other kind is good as well.
*hot dog buns
If you are using an air fryer, which I recommend for cooking these, here are the directions for cooking Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs.
If you prefer to cook them in an oven or toaster oven:
Line a baking sheet with foil and preheat the oven to 400°
Wrap each hot dog with one slice of bacon.
Place the hot dogs on the baking sheet with the ends of the bacon slices underneath the hot dog. If you are afraid that the bacon will unwrap, secure with toothpicks.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until the hot dogs are cooked through and the bacon is done to your liking.
Place the bacon wrapped hot dog inside one of the hot dog buns,
Spoon some of the BBQ sauce over the hot dog.
Place in the oven or toaster oven at 400° for 5 to 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the hot dog buns start to toast.
If using an air fryer, preheat at 380° for 2 minutes. Place the hot dogs in the basket and cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the hot dog buns begin to toast.
Cooking time might vary depending on the brand and size of the air fryer.
Serve right away while warm and Enjoy!
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