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Bacon Wrapped Chili Dogs. This recipe wraps hot dogs in bacon, then tops them off with chili, onions and cheese. It's a bacon lovers dream come true.

Bacon Wrapped Chili Dogs

Course Main Course
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Author Kim Beaulieu


  • 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!


Recipe created by Kiss My Smoke for Wright® Brand Bacon