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Cheesy Bacon Wrapped Hot Dog Recipe (a.k.a. the Grilled Francheezie)


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Make your next ordinary cookout extraordinary with this recipe for cheese-stuffed, bacon-wrapped hot dogs.

Serve with: your favorite soda.


Course:
Dinner
,
Lunch
,
Main Course
Cuisine:
American

Makes:

Servings: 4 servings

Takes:

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce cheddar cheese
  • 4 hot dogs
  • 4 strips bacon
  • 4 hot dog buns
Metric conversion:

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Method

  • Prep. Cut the cheddar cheese into long, thin strips slightly shorter than the length of a hot dog.
  • Split the hot dogs lengthwise without cutting all of the way through to create a pocket for the cheese.
  • Stuff a strip of cheese into the pocket of each hot dog. Tightly wrap each hot dog with a strip of bacon, securing each end of the bacon with a toothpick.
    Cheese stuffed hot dogs being wrapped in bacon
  • Fire up. Prepare a grill for indirect cooking by placing a chimney full of pre-heated charcoal briquets on one side of the grill’s charcoal grate in order to create direct and indirect cooking zones. Adjust the grill vents to bring the temperature to about 400°F on the indirect side. Add 2 to 3 chunks of your favorite smoking wood to the charcoal for flavor. On a gas grill, adjust the temperature knobs so that one half of the grill is off and the other half is heated enough to maintain a temperature of approximately 400°F on the indirect side.
  • Cook. Place the cheese stuffed, bacon wrapped hot dogs on the cool side of the grill with the cheese on top, positioning them as far from the heat source as possible. Cover the grill and allow the hot dogs to cook until the bacon is brown and crisp, approximately 20 minutes.
    Grilling cheese stuffed bacon wrapped hot dogs
  • Serve. Place each cheese stuffed, bacon wrapped hot dog in a bun and serve immediately with your favorite hot dog condiments.