This recipe wraps hot dogs in bacon, then tops them off with chili, onions and cheese. It’s a bacon lovers dream come true.
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Yeah, I went there. All the way there. To there and infinity, and beyond. If you’re going to do a thing do it all the way. That’s my motto. Or at least that’s my motto for today.
I love bacon. I know, I know, everyone says they love bacon. But no one loves bacon quite like I love bacon. Not even kidding. I can eat a pound just waiting for more to cook.
I’m one of those people who dreams about bacon. Not even kidding. If I had a dollar for every dream of mine that included bacon I’d be a millionaire. No joke. I dream about bacon that often.
There’s something about that salty crisp bite that just makes me weak in the knees. It’s the perfect food. And quite frankly I’m more than a little disappointed it’s not it’s own food group.
I am so board with Wright® Brand Bacon’s campaign to get people to use bacon for more than just breakfast. There’s so many people who think bacon is a breakfast food. While rocks for breakfast, it should be welcome at your table all day long.
Bacon is welcome in my world all the live long day. I use it for breakfast, but I also use it for lunch, dinner, snacking and everything in between. I want everyone in the world to start thinking like me. Bacon all the live long day.
So if you’re looking for bacon menu options make sure you scroll to the bottom of the post. I’ll share some of my favourite bacon recipes with you. Think outside the breakfast table, peeps. Bacon it up all day long.
In the meantime go whip up some of these bacon wrapped chil dogs for lunch or dinner. Your family will flip their lids for this one. That is, if you share. These are so darn good you might want to hog them all for yourself.
But that would be wrong. Oh, so wrong. So terribly wrong. I would never do anything like that. I mean hogging all the bacon wrapped chili dogs for yourself is just wrong on every level.
Okay, okay, I admit it. I totally hogged the bacon wrapped chili dogs. I want to feel bad. But they were SO good. This is where the hashtag #sorrynotsorry comes in very handy. I ate them all. And I don’t even feel bad. Not. One. Little. Bit.
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Bacon Wrapped Chili Dogs
- 6 hot dogs
- 12 strips of Wright Brand® Bacon I recommend the Wright® Brand Naturally Applewood Smoked Bacon or Wright® Brand Naturally Hickory Smoked Bacon for this recipe
- 1 1/2 cups chili your own or store bought
- 1/2 cup cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
- 1/2 cup of diced onions
- 6 hot dog or sausage buns
- Preheat grill to medium heat, once it hits medium heat then reduce to low. I like cooking these slower over lower heat to ensure less flare ups from the bacon.
- Wrap your hot dogs in bacon. Stick a toothpick through the bacon and hot dog when you first start wrapping to secure it in place, then wrap so you cover all the hot dog with bacon. It took me two strips of bacon per hot dog. I use big beef hot dogs. As you start the second strip use another toothpick to secure it in place, then one at the end where you stop. Each hot dog will have 3 to 5 toothpicks in it to ensure the bacon stays on while it cooks.
- Place the hot dogs on the grill and cook over low heat until the bacon cooks to your preference. Lower heat means less flare ups, it may take longer to cook but there's less chance of burning them so it's a good way to go. I cooked mine for about 8 minutes, yours will vary from about 5 to 10 minutes, depending on your heat level, and how well done you like your bacon.
- While the hot dogs are cooking heat up your chili. Set aside till needed.
- Once the bacon wrapped hot dogs are cooked you can remove them from the grill. Then carefully remove all the toothpicks.
- Place your bacon wrapped hot dogs on buns, layer lots of chili over top, then top with onions and cheese.
- Serve with a big old bacon loving smile!
Bacon Wrapped Chili Dogs for the win. Bacon it up, people. Bacon it all up.
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Looking for more Bacon Recipes? Check these out:
Easy Grilled Mini Bacon Pizzas
Bacon Wrapped Smoked Italian Sausages
Grilled Charred Skillet Corn with Bacon
Now be confident and get your grill on!
Lana | Never Enough Thyme says
Yes ma’am! Now that is my idea of a chili dog! And, of course, bacon makes everything better!
Ha, thanks Lana. I freaking love these things. They are just so tasty, and just a little bit naughty. ha
Brenda@Sugar-Free Mom says
A fun BBQ recipe for sure! Happy 4th of July!
Thanks so much Brenda., I dig grilling. Nothing better.
Ginny McMeans says
You really did go all out. People are going to love these.
Ha, I really did. Thanks so much Ginny. I can’t wait to make them again.
You’re such a bacon tease! Now this is special treat and next time I have a hot dog craving, I’m totally wrapping it in bacon.
Ha, thanks Susan. I love bacon. Far too much. It’s so darn good. I expect to see your wrapping hot dogs soon. lol
Sam @ SugarSpunRun says
These look ridiculously awesome. So do all of the bacon recipes you have on this page!
Thanks so much Sam. I appreciate that. I am such a big bacon lover.
Now that’s a hot dog!
Ha, thanks Sarah. I concur.
Lauren Kelly Nutrition says
Oh my! My family LOVES bacon and they eat bacon at any meal of the day! I am pinning this recipe to make later!
Thanks Lauren. I really love this recipe. And their bacon is amazing, really thick and easy to use. None of that thin bacon you can’t wrap around anything. Really impressed with quality of it. We did a taste test with the hooligans for brunch one day too. So it’s highly recommended by young hooligans. Ha.
Thanks for pinning. Always appreciated. xx
Cookin Canuck says
Oh yes – those are some happy hot dogs! How could they not be, when wrapped in bacon and smothered in chili.
It’s like the hot dogs sole purpose in life right. Ha ha. Love it. Thanks Dara. Happy weekend. xx
Jennie @onesweetmess says
Oh, you totally went there all right, and I love you for it! These dawngs are calling my name. Pinned.
Ha, I do have a tendency to go a bit over the top, don’t I? Ha. You must try these. Wish you lived closer, I’d invite you over for a cookout.
Amy @Very Culinary says
I often joke that bacon is the duct tape of the food world. Wrapping itself all around everything…chicken, peppers, fruit, and absolutely hot dogs! This is totally the ultimate. And now I’m sad because I want one of these for dinner and I’ve already defrosted lasagna. But there’s always tomorrow!
KP Kwan says
Never thought of that but it is a fabulous combination of flavor. Thanks for the recipe.
Margo Haynes says
Reminds me of what we cooked eons ago (in the late 50’s)when I was in my late teens and early 20’s, we went surf fishing on South Padre Isle on weekends. There were a couple of differences though . we cut a nice slit in the hotdog., & into it we put a thick line of spicy garlic cheese. Wrapped it nice & tight with the bacon and cooked it slow on the grill. We sprad a bit of spicy mustard on the bun good bit of onions and then covered it in nice hot chili. However being Texasns there was no beans in the chili but there were jalapenos……there are two things we (texans) disagree on with the rest of the states….no beans in chili and no sugar or any sweetener in cornbread. Cornbread with sweetener is not cornbread , it’s corncake! lol Most anything goes in chili, beef. deer or elk meat, beer, just no beans. I’m new to your site and have been going through your recipes and really love what I see. Lol, this is really a great recipe though!
Thanks for sharing, everyone loves it.
Bacon is not a food, bacon is a lifestyle!
I wholeheartedly agree!!!