Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs With Jalapeno Cheese Sauce

Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs With Jalapeno Cheese Sauce

The Spruce / Eric Kleinberg

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 18 mins
Total: 33 mins
Servings: 6 servings

A great dog for game night or any old cookout. This recipe isn't for the faint of heart and calls for a homemade cheese sauce, which you can adjust to your liking.

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Ingredients

  • 6 large beef hot dogs
  • 6 strips bacon
  • 6 hot dog buns
  • For the Cheese Sauce:
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups cheddar cheese (sharp)
  • 3 tablespoons pickled jalapenos (diced)
  • 1 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 to 4 dashes hot sauce

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs With Jalapeno Cheese Sauce ingredients

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  2. In a saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.

    butte in a saucepan

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  3. Add flour, stirring well to form a roux. Cook for about 1-2 minutes.

    butter and flour in a saucepan

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  4. Add milk 1/2 cup at a time while whisking mixture together.

    roux with milk in a saucepan

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  5. Add cheese and all ingredients except, jalapenos. Whisk until thick and melted through. This process should take about 8-10 minutes total.

    cheese and roux mixture in a saucepan

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  6. Once cheese sauce has reached a good thick consistency, add jalapenos and stir through. Keep cheese sauce on a warm setting until the hot dogs are cooked.

    cheese sauce with pickled jalapeño pieces in a saucepan

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  7. Preheat grill for medium-high heat. Wrap each hot dog with a strip of bacon. You might need to cut bacon to fit.

    hot dogs wrapped in bacon

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  8. Place hot dogs onto the grill and cook for 8 minutes, occasionally turning until the hot dog is cooked and bacon is good and crisp.

    hot dogs wrapped with bacon on a grill pan

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  9. Remove from heat, place into a warmed hot dog or deli bun, top with cheese sauce and serve.

    Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs With Jalapeno Cheese Sauce

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