Hot dogs are one of the favorite BBQ foods in America. When summertime comes around, hot dogs are on sale everywhere and often find the dinner menu of many families. But the same old, same old hot dogs can get boring. We decided to spice up this recipe by stuffing the hot dogs with cheese and wrapping them in bacon (because…well…bacon). Then to cook, we smoked them on the charcoal grill for bold smoke flavor. Delicious!

Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4


  • Maple Smoking Chips
  • 4 Smokies or Hot Dogs
  • 8 Strips of Bacon
  • 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Seasoning Salt
  • Toothpicks

Chef's Tip

Add other ingredients
like jalapenos or onions
to the cheese when stuffing
the hot dog.


  1. Soak the Maple smoking chips in water for 20 minutes.
  2. Preheat grill to 350°F.
  3. Slice each smokie lengthwise, not cutting all the way through. Stuff with shredded cheese.
  4. Wrap 2 strips of bacon around each hot dog and secure bacon with toothpicks.
  5. Sprinkle with seasoning salt.
  6. Add to preheated grill and close the lid (this keeps all the delicious smoke inside!). Cook over indirect heat for 20 minutes, or until bacon is crisp.
  7. When done, remove from grill and serve with your favorite hot dog toppings and chips.
  8. Enjoy!

Featured Product in this Recipe:

Maple Wood Smoking Chips