Gourmet BLT inspired hot dogs made with all beef dogs wrapped in thick cut bacon and brushed in our homemade sweet onion bbq sauce. Dressed with chopped lettuce, tomatoes and a generous drizzle of creamy ranch sauce to make a summer time favorite into a game-changing meal.
A super fun and easy way to elevate plain old hot dogs with a classic sandwich fav- the blt. Wrapped in crispy bacon, then brushed with some sweet bbq sauce, these hot dogs get nice and crispy and develop a little bit of a caramelization from the sweetness of the bbq sauce and paired of course with some lettuce and tomato. We took it to another level by adding some of our homemade creamy ranch sauce drizzled on top.
I think just about any sandwich combination can be transformed into a delicious hot dog. By using the hot dog and the bun as the base and adding the fixings from the sandwich you’ve got something that’s even more delicious. It’s a great little canvas to work with.
Now I grilled these hot dogs on my Traeger smoker because I recently upgraded my grill to a smoker, and wow does it ever make food taste good. A simply hot dog taste so friggen good I can’t believe it. But you can grill these on any bbq I think the secret to the perfect doneness is to judge the bacon and get it to a good crispiness while also brushing it in some bbq sauce once or twice throughout the cook time. Otherwise, there isn’t anything hard about this recipe at all. You’re just cooking a hot dog.
I have to say, lately i’ve been obsessed with making my own ranch sauce. It’s just so much better than the store bought version. I think it’s the celery seed that makes all the difference. You can’t forget it in your sauce. To make the ranch I mix some sour cream with mayonnaise and stir in a touch of buttermilk. For the seasoning and herbs mix it with some onion powder, garlic powder, fresh dill, parsley, chives and celery seed.