How Do I Make Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs? (Detailed Guide)

A danger dog is a hot dog that has been wrapped in bacon and deep fried. It is served on a hot dog bun. The bacon-wrapped hot dog was first sold by street vendors in New York City in the early 1900s.

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How do you pre cook bacon for wrapping?

Before you cook bacon, preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with heavy duty aluminum foil and lay bacon strips side by side on it. Each new strip should overlap at least half of the previous strip. The strips should be golden brown and crisp by the time they are baked.

Remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes before serving. This post may contain links to Amazon or other partners; your purchases via these links can benefit Serious Eats. Read more about our affiliate linking policy.

How long does it take to smoke bacon wrapped hot dogs?

Keep the bacon tight while it wraps and allow it to overlap a bit. All of the hot links, sausages, brats, or hotdogs need to be done the same way. If you want to cook with indirect heat, you need to setup your smoker for 3 to 4 hours. Remove the meat from the smoker and allow it to rest for 10 to 15 minutes before slicing.

How do you wrap a hot dog?

The sides of the tortilla should be folded inward to cover the hot dog. Wrap each hot dog wrap in a paper towel and microwave, 1 or 2 at a time, on high for 10 to 15 seconds, or until hot.

Can I cook bacon ahead of time and reheat?

Yes, when you have a lot to make, cooking bacon in advance is a good idea. I would cook the bacon until it starts to crisp. When it’s time to rewarm it, you can do that until it’s just crisp. You can bring it back to your liking.

If you’re going to cook bacon, make sure you use the right kind of bacon. Bacon that is too lean will not crisp up as well as bacon that has a bit more fat in it.

What temperature do you smoke hot dogs at?

It’s a good idea to make this dry rub in bulk to have it ready at all times. Place the hot dogs on a grill grate in your smoker and smoke for 60-90 minutes at 250º F. When the internal temperature reaches 160oF, your hot dogs are finished. Remove from the grill and allow to cool for 10-15 minutes before serving.

How do you wrap hot dogs in foil?

Place one piece of American cheese in each bun and then put a hot dog on top of it. Wrap each hot dog combo in foil, crimping the edges to seal. Place in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour before serving.