Smoked Hot Dogs

Smoked Hot Dogs

Get ready to take your hot dog experience to a whole new level with this simple, colorful and tantalizing recipe for a Smoky Delight Hot Dog we call “Michigan Style”. Bursting with flavors, this delicious creation combines the irresistible smokiness of a grilled hot dog with the vibrant crunch of giardiniera, the freshness of lettuce, the tanginess of mustard, and the zing of onions. It’s a mouthwatering medley that will leave your taste buds begging for more. So fire up your grill and let’s dive into this delightful recipe!

Smoked Hot Dogs

Recipe by BBQHawksCourse: MainCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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  • Set up your smoker or grill for indirect cooking with the heat on one side. Here we’re using a Weber Kettle w/ lump charcoal and Vortex accessory and griddling up some Okie Burgers to go with.
  • Place the hot dogs on the grate, opposite the heat
  • Optional: Add some wood chips for additional smoky flavor
  • Cover and let smoke, rolling and flipping the hot dogs every 5 minutes
  • While the hot dogs/sausages are cooking, shred the iceberg lettuce.
  • Drain the Giardiniera and set aside in a bowl
  • Dice onion and set aside in a bowl
  • Steam the hot dog buns by placing in a damp paper towel and microwave for ~25 seconds. Alternately a colander over steaming water works well.
  • Pull the hot dogs at 160F and place on the steamed buns.
  • Dress your dogs and enjoy! We like ours well done – if you need to hold for a while, “Hot Tub” your dogs in a warm water bath.

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