Cheesy Bacon Hot Dogs

Perfect for a crowd, serve as an appetizer or pair down the recipe for the family.  Great fun for a campfire or in the backyard.  The best thing is that you can shop the Market for your dogs, string cheese, we are thinking smoked, and the bacon.  Try the wide variety of flavored bacon available from Farmer Nicks and Pastured Perfect.

Ingredients:

  • 30 beef hot dogs
  • 30 string cheese pieces
  • 30 slices (rashers) thinly cut bacon

Special equipment: a hot campfire with a grill grate or an oven preheated to 450 degrees F

Instructions:

  1. Split the hot dogs in half lengthwise, making a pocket but not cutting all the way through. Stuff each one with a string cheese.
  2. Starting at one end, wrap a slice of bacon around each stuffed hot dog, then place each on a square of foil and wrap up.
  3. Throw the wrapped hot dogs on a hot campfire grill and cook, turning occasionally, until the hot dogs heat through, the cheese melts and the bacon slices crisp, 10 to 15 minutes. Set aside to cool for 5 minutes, then unwrap.

Cook's Note:

To cook in the oven, preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Put the bacon-wrapped hot dogs on a wire rack over a baking sheet (omit the foil) and cook for 15 minutes.

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond Food Network