Saturday, January 5, 2013

Stuffed Hot Dogs

One of my family's favorite dishes is stuffed hot dogs. Most people look at me funny when I mention that. They have never heard of hot dogs being stuffed. But once I give them the recipe and they try them most people love them. One thing bad about them is they are not the most sodium friendly meal that is why I only fix them once every 2-3 months. They are easy to make and do not take a lot of ingredients and they are very YUMMY!!

To make stuffed hot dog you will need:

1 lb hot dogs
1 slice of bacon per hot dog
3-4 slices white bread
1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/3 cup water ( maybe more or less depending on the bread)
2 toothpicks per hot dog

Cut the hot dogs length wise but do not cut all the way through. Tear the bread in to pieces, sprinkle parsley and pepper over the bread. Add just enough water to make a wet stuffing that will hold together but not enough water to make to wet.

Stuff each hot dog with about 1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons of stuffing.  You can add shredded cheese to the stuffing if you wish before stuffing the hot dogs.

Wrap one slice of bacon around each hot dog and secure both ends of the bacon with a toothpick. Cover cookie sheets with foil and spray with a light coating of cooking spray to help keep them from sticking. Place hot dogs on prepared pans and place in 350 degree oven. Bake for 20- 30 minutes depending on how dark you want your bacon to be.

Remove from oven and serve. Makes 4-5 servings depending on the number served to each person. I serve two person.

I have yet to see a kid who does not like these. Just make sure to remove the toothpicks before serving to small children. They make a great party food to because they taste just as good when cool as they do when hot out of the oven. I like to eat them cold after they have set in the refrigerator overnight.

Give them a try and I bet you will like them to. :)

1 comment:

  1. Carol, I'm drooling now! I just happen to have all the stuff on hand to make some of these so thank you for tonight's dinner idea. You're awesome, my friend!