Sunday, August 09, 2009

What’s on the Grill #144

Cheese & Jalapeno Stuffed Hotdogs!  With all of this uber hot sticky weather we have been experiencing in southwest Ohio this weekend, I determined that it would be an outdoor day.  Since I knew I was going to be outside, I figured I would not only plan on grilling dinner, but also lunch.

The Setup

For the last couple of weeks, I have been craving a good grilled hot dog.  However, not being content with just having a hot dog, I thought back to a hot dog I saw pictured in Steven Racihlen’s How to Grill.  This stuffed hot dog has been in the back of my mind for several years.  For some reason though, I never made it.  Until now.  This is super easy and puts a delicious twist on an old staple. 

Take a hot dog and slice it down the vertical edge being careful not to slice it all the way through. 

The Slice

Take a slice of cheddar cheese approximately 1/4 inch thick and place it in the slit.  From there, thinly slice some jalapeno peppers and place them with the cheese in the slit.

The Stuff

With butcher’s twine, bind the hot dog together to keep the stuffing intact.

The Tie

Over medium high heat, directly grill the hot dogs for approximately 10 minutes. After you develop some grill marks, you may want to move them over indirect heat to finish.

The Grill

All in all, really, really good.  This is what daytime summer grilling is all about.

Jalapeno & Cheese Stuffed Hotdogs


jluce50 said...

Hi Mike. Stumbled across your blog a while back and I've really been enjoying it. I think I recall reading that you had an iPhone. If so, check out the new "Weber's On the Grill" app. It really is incredible...

Liesl said...

YUM!!!!! I never thought to add Jalepeno's!! I bet that tasted good!

Jen said...

Hey, an idea: Wrap the whole stuffed dog in bacon (to hold in the filling and, well, just because it's bacon) and then grill. Wonder if it'd work.

looks amazing!

Mike said...

@jluce50 - Hi, and thanks! Funny you mention the Weber was one of the apps I have actually paid for and I really like it. This reminds me I need to blog about it...

@Liesl - Oh they did, you have to try it out!

@Jen - Now THAT is a great, great idea! If you cooked it mostly indirect, I bet it would.

Dave said...

Tying the dogs together with bacon is just genius. Too bad I'm already married.

oneshotbeyond said...

not that is incredibly creative! I love it.

zested said...

This is hilarious. My friend and I always used to eat hotdogs and cheese, but we never thought to stuff one inside the other. She's going to love this.