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