Hot Dog Bites


My kids could never wrap their heads around something called “pigs in a blanket” so I call these hot dog bites.  Both recipes can be made with either regular hot dogs (whatever your dog of choice is) or Lil Smokies.  Make these for a picnic, weeknight soccer practice or a Sunday ballgame and watch how fast they disappear!

Dogs in Bacon

1 package of hot dogs, each cut into thirds

16 pieces of bacon, each cut in half

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/4 teaspoon red pepper (cayenne)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a large baking sheet (15x10x1 inch jelly roll pan works great) with foil.

Wrap each hot dog piece in bacon and roll in the sugar/pepper mix to evenly coat.  Place on the prepared pan and cook for 20-25 minutes or until bacon is crisp and golden brown. Turn after 12 minutes to cook both sides evenly.

Smokies 

1 package Lil Smokies

1 can refrigerated biscuit dough, each biscuit round cut in half (just simple dough, no jumbo or flaky, etc.  In fact, buy the cheapest biscuit dough you can find)

Preheat oven according to biscuit package instructions.

Wrap each smokie in a piece of biscuit dough.  Place on a baking sheet and bake according to biscuit dough instructions.

Dipping sauce possibilities for these little beauties are endless.

Ketchup, yellow mustard, dijon mustard, teriyaki sauce, barbeque sauce, steak sauce, sriracha mayo, horseradish sauce, ranch dressing, salsa….and I could go on, and on and on.

Have fun!

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