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Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs

Bacon? “NO, Thanks”….said no one. Ever. Bacon wrapped hot dogs? Why, yes. You are BRILLIANT, Thank you! ‘Cause Bacon is the right answer, all the time!

You might lovingly call this a “heart attack on a hot dog bun”, like my youngest daughter did, (as she scarfed one down). You might say, “That’s just wrong”, like my oldest daughter did, (as she scarfed one down). Like Mr. Loaves and Dishes, you might say, “all of my problems went away there for a second” and then scarf another one down.

A gray plate of two bacon wrapped hot dogs on split top buns

Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

  • Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs are SUPER EASY to make! 
  • You can make a WHOLE BUNCH at one time. 
  • They are PERFECT party food! 
  • The bacon is crisp!
  • NO ONE CARES who the president is when they have a bacon wrapped hot dog in their mouth! So Keep that in Mind! 

 

 

 

A bacon wrapped hot dog with mustard on top on a split top bun.

Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs

FAQ:  FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What Are Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs Called?

Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs are often called “Danger Dogs” or even “Pigs in a Blanket” but usually the pigs in a blanket refer to hot dogs wrapped in breading. 

What Toppings Do You Put On Hot Dogs? 

This list of toppings for this oven baked hot dog are LONG but include: 

HOW LONG DO YOU COOK A BACON WRAPPED HOT DOG? 

  • You only need to bake these hot dogs until the bacon is completely cooked.
  • Wrap one slice of bacon around one hot dog. 
  • For thin sliced bacon, that is about 20 minutes
  • Thick sliced bacon, that is about 30 minutes.
  • You might want to check out how to save bacon grease too! 

HOW DO YOU COOK BACON WRAPPED HOT DOGS? 

  • You can fry bacon wrapped hot dogs over medium heat in a skillet, but this is much more difficult than baking them.
  • Bake a bacon wrapped hot dog and you’ll have no problem at all! 
  • You do NOT need a special wire rack for these dogs. 
  • Just secure bacon with a toothpick!
  • Drain on paper towels.

WHERE DID THE BACON WRAPPED HOT DOGS ORIGINATE? 

According to our friends at Wikipedia, Bacon wrapped hot dogs originated with a food vendor in Mexico. (Also called a Danger Dog), I guess we know why. 

HOW LONG ARE BACON WRAPPED HOT DOGS GOOD FOR? 

Your bacon wrapped hot dog is good for about 2 hours sitting out. Refrigerate and your bacon wrapped hot dog will be good for about 5 days. Believe me, you’ll want to eat it right away for the best flavor though. 

Can I Have These Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs on a Keto Diet? 

Actually Hot Dogs and some bacon DOES have some carbs so you will have to examine the contents carefully and make your decisions, but generally, yes, you can have these on a low carb diet. Remember hot dog buns are not going to work on Keto. 

How Do I Make the Perfect Hot Dog? 

Easy! Follow this recipe right at the bottom of this page!

TIPS AND TRICKS FOR BACON WRAPPED HOT DOGS

  • You can make as many or as few bacon wrapped hot dogs at a time as you like. If you make enough for a BIG GAME party, it might require more baking time – just remember, when the bacon is done, it’s done.
  • Leftover bacon wrapped  hot dogs are SUPER DUPER cut up into pork and beans!
  • Who am I kidding? It’s not likely that you will have any leftover. I only did because I had to make enough to experiment with for this blog!
  • These hot dogs are fully cooked when ready!

If you enjoy this Bacon Recipe, you might also enjoy….

Bacon Jam

Mouth Party Bacon

How To Cook Bacon on a Rack in the Oven

Cheesy Bacon Dip

Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs

Slow Cooker Green Beans and Bacon

 

WHAT CAN I SERVE WITH MY BACON WRAPPED HOT DOGS? 

We enjoy….

All the Secrets to Perfect Pasta Salad.

Classic Mashed Potatoes

Southern Green Beans and New Potatoes

or, of course, 

A salad and some potato chips! 

 

 

Two bacon wrapped hot dogs on a gray plate sitting on a striped towel with sunlight through window

Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs

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THE RECIPE FOR BACON WRAPPED HOT DOGS.

Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs

Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs

Easy and delicious.  Ready in about 30 minutes and so wrong it's right!  
5 from 1 vote
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Course: main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon wrapped hot dog
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 350kcal
Author: Loaves and Dishes

Ingredients

  • 1 8 piece Package of Good Quality Hot Dogs
  • 8 slices of bacon - thick cut is best

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper.
  • Wrap each hot dog in a spiral manner with a slice of bacon and secure each end with a toothpick
  • Bake on center rack in center of oven for about 30-45 minutes until bacon is done.
  • Serve on hot dog buns with desired condiments.

Notes

  • Use a good quality all beef hot dog for this recipe.
  • Make sure you have good quality bacon.  Thick sliced is best.  If you use thin sliced, then decrease the bake time.  
  • When the bacon is done, this recipe is done! 

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 350
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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***This post was first published on January 27, 2017 and has since been updated and republished on Loaves and Dishes*** 

A VERSE TO SHARE

“You need only to be still”. I need this advice from Moses almost daily. Do you? So often I work to solve my own problems and between running around aimlessly with my mind turning about 1000 RPMs I can’t hear anything. In those instances, things would be so simple if I would only take Moses’ instruction to “be still”.

In other words, “God’s got this”.

A little later in this story, God opens the waters and Moses sends his people across. Can you imagine obeying God and crossing the water by walking on the ocean bottom with a wall of water on either side of you? The mental image is overwhelming. Sure enough though, Moses might as well have said, “God’s Got this”.

Exodus 14: 10-14

As Pharaoh approached, the Israelites looked up, and there were the Egyptians, marching after them. They were terrified and cried out to the Lord. They said to Moses, “Was it because there were no graves in Egypt that you brought us to the desert to die? What have you done to us by bringing us out of Egypt? Didn’t we say to you in Egypt, ‘Leave us alone; let us serve the Egyptians’? It would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the desert!”

Moses answered the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again. The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.”

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Erlene

Thursday 26th of July 2018

Yummy! We have to do bacon wrapped hot dogs at least once during the summer. So good!

Wendi Spraker

Thursday 26th of July 2018

Thanks Erlene! What a treat!

Moxie

Friday 2nd of February 2018

Sinful and delicious also! :)

Mechelle

Monday 30th of January 2017

First meal I ever cooked was bacon wrapped hotdogs with cheese in the middle. Just so there was enough cheese, I think we had mac and cheese, as well. I believe I was 8 or 9. Probably the last time Mom let me cook dinner! It was good, just not as good as her wonderful meals. So fun.

Wendi Spraker

Monday 30th of January 2017

Hi Mechelle! Thanks so much for sharing your special memory! Here I was thinking bacon wrapped hot dogs might be considered a "bad" thing - I had no idea so many people would have "good" memories of them! Thanks!

Mary

Sunday 29th of January 2017

Oh! Wendy - does this bring back memories! My husband made these when we were dating...lotta years ago! Sometimes he would split the hot dog and add cheese before wrapping in bacon!! We thought of them as gourmet! LOL!!! Pinned. Love the idea of mixing with pork & beans. Thanks for sharing.

Wendi Spraker

Sunday 29th of January 2017

Hey there Mary!! They are AMAZINGLY good! I think you WERE gourmet! lol. What fun!

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