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yes elise, that is exactly how you grill a dog, there simply is no other way! we use zweigles here!
I recently started a Keto diet and these are so perfect for that! They were so good, I will definitely be making them again. I live in an apartment with no grill, so I used my Pampered Chef Grill Pan and it worked great. Thanks so much for the recipe!
Can I substitute dry white wine instead of beer in these recipes
Hi, Peter! Emma here, managing editor. This recipe doesn’t use any beer. Did you mean to leave this comment on a different recipe?
Looks good. I will be trying this. HOWEVER, even in that tiny amount, I just can’t put ketchup on a hotdog!! Yes, I’m from Chicago!
I thought these looked good, and I was right! When I told my wife what I was making, her reply was “wait, grilled stuffed what?” She was really apprehensive, but quickly turned into a believer once she ate one. Great recipe.
These were so much fun to make, and very yummy too- my guests loved them! Thanks! Great summertime fare.
When I was a kid, not only did my mother make these at home, but there was a drive-in restaurant where this was a speciality. They were, and still are, called whistle pigs, and the were served at Page’s Whistle Pig at 6 Corners in Niagara Falls, NY.
Hi Kwai, my mother also made these for us when we were kids. It is funny how everyone thinks that these are something ”NEW”. I am 61 so that tells you how long ago that was. Glad to see people enjoying them as I did.
What type of hotdogs do you buy. I am trying to find something that my kids will eat that’s not too expensive but still is healthy and has flavor. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Also, sausages and cold cuts anyone?
I do something like this with brats.
I precook the brats by boiling for a few minutes to reduce the flare ups before grilling. Then I slice the brat longways about 3/4 way through, fill with thin slices of lightly grilled pineapple and cheddar cheese, wrap with bacon, and grill. yummmmmmy
Whoah, that sounds great! ~Elise
While I was putting these together, I decided that they were way too much work for bbq hot dogs. (I made a dozen to go along with hamburgers for my family of 7. We like meat.) When I saw them all piled on the serving platter, I decided that they were gorgeous and brought the humble hot dog to new heights. When I tasted them, I knew I’d be making them again. Thank you for sharing the recipe!
We made these yesterday and they were phenomenal. Everyone was a little worried before the first bite, but we all recognize the inherent goodness of bratwursts, cheese, and bacon. The kraut was very mild, and turned a great golden color on the grill (or due to mustard saturation…). Anyway, here’s a much less pretty photo of the results.
Everyone had seconds and someone actually ate a third. I hope she’s still with us…
For anyone concerned about the fat content, Ballpark makes a delicious non-fat beef frank that my family can’t tell apart from the high-fat version, and I prefer the taste because it tastes more like meat and less like fat. (Ballpark also makes a low-fat turkey frank, but to my taste, the beef is far better.) Go ahead and splurge! I agree with a previous poster, what doesn’t taste better wrapped in bacon?!
I made the Hot Dog it was soooooooo good with the cheese and sauerkraut and onion, bacon I’ll make this every time I have a Hot Dog. Thank you.
Can something other than pickeled cabbage be used my son would not come within 100 feet of this and he loves bacon, and doesn’t eat enough meat so I thought I could try something , any ideas?
Hi Rachel – Sure, pan-frying would work fine. You might want to drain any excess fat that comes as the bacon cooks. I would suggest using a cast iron pan, or even a cast iron grill pan.
These dogs look amazing! Was just wondering if it’s possible to panfry them instead of grilling them as I don’t have a grill at home. Thanks!
Wow! I have the most intense feeling of nostalgia right now. When I was a kid, one of my dad’s specialties was what he called “fancy dogs” – the same idea, only he would stuff the dogs with the mustard-ketchup mix, slices of american cheese, and thin strips of dill pickle before wrapping them with bacon. I remember how fun it was to pull out the charred toothpicks without making the bacon crumble all over the place.
Thanks for bringing back a great childhood memory – amazing!