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Glorified Hot Dogs

"My parents always made these hot dogs when they barbecued," recalls Cheryl Gillpatrick of Loveland, Colorado. "They were not only a family, but guests liked them, ,too. They're good hot or cold."
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Cook: 10 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1 large whole dill pickle (5 inches)
  • 1 block (4 ounces) cheddar or Colby cheese
  • 8 hot dogs
  • 4 teaspoons prepared mustard
  • 8 bacon strips
  • 8 hot dog buns


  • Cut pickle lengthwise into eight thin slices. Cut cheese into eight 5-in. x 1/2-in. x 1/4-in. sticks. Cut hot dogs in half lengthwise; spread cut surfaces with mustard. On eight hot dog halves, layer a pickle slice and a cheese stick; top with remaining hot dog halves.
  • Place one end of a bacon strip at the end of each hot dog; push a toothpick through the bacon and both hot dog pieces. Firmly wrap bacon around each hot dog and secure at the other end with a toothpick.
  • Grill, uncovered, over medium heat for 8-10 minutes or until bacon is completely cooked, turning occasionally. Discard toothpicks. Serve in buns.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 366 calories, 24g fat (10g saturated fat), 45mg cholesterol, 1001mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 14g protein.

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