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Recipe – Bacon Wrapped Hatch Chile Cheese Stuffed Hot Dog
Heat on Medium-Low Heat until Cooked and serve alone or with Grilled onion

Recipe – Bacon Wrapped Hatch Chile Cheese Stuffed Hot Dog

Bacon Wrapped Hatch Chile Cheese Hot Dog Recipe

The best Hot Dog you will ever eat..Hatch Chile is the secret

Bacon is awesome. Bacon wrapped hot dogs rock. If you throw a little cheese in there you have awesomeness. Add some fire roasted hatch chile into that  bacon wrapped stuffed hot dog and you have a little slice of heaven on earth.

Bacon Wrapped Hatch Chile Cheese Hot Dogs

Bacon Wrapped Hatch Chile Cheese Hot Dogs

 

This is an easy recipe for bacon wrapped Hatch chile cheese hot dogs. The secret ingredient is the roasted Hatch chile from my friends at Melissa’s Produce, they add a special flavor layer. 

Looking for Roasted Hatch Chiles? Check out the roasting dates

Ingredients

  • 1 Large Melissa’s Produce Hatch Chile
  • Hot Dogs (Chicken, Turkey, Beef) – whatever fits your fancy
  • Bacon (same thing, thick cut, turkey, maple)
  • 1/2 ounce Colby Jack ounce cheese per hot dog. If you like spicy, then pepper jack, Classy? Smoked Gouda.
  • 1 Teaspoon Olive Oil

Preparation

1)Roast the Hatch chile on a open flame until 70% of the surface is charred. Remove chile from heat, scrape off the char and de-seed.  Slice chilies into 1/4 inch strips.

Roast, Char, Skin and deseed the Hatch Chile

Roast, Char, Skin and deseed the Hatch Chile

2) Slice hot dogs lengthwise, cutting through 80% + of the hot dogs circumference. Note: it is easy to overdue the slicing, resulting in a limp weenie that can barely support cheese a hatch chile. Use caution with the weenie slicing process.

3) Slice cheese into long strips, about 1/4 inch thick. Sometimes you will have longer or short strips to match the remaining space in the hot dog.

Recipe Bacon Wrapped Hatch Chili Cheese Dog -Slice Hot Dogs and Stuff with Cheese

Slice Hot Dogs and Stuff with Cheese

4) Stuff the Hot Dog with the Hatch chile strips.

Add Hatch Chile Strips

Add Hatch Chile Strips

4) Starting at the tip of the hot dog, wrap the bacon around the hot dog. Utilize a couple tooth picks to hold the bacon in place.

Note:  Depending on the girth and length of your hot dog, you will need 1-2 slices of bacon to make a complete wrap around the dog.

Note: you want full coverage to ensure minimal cheese leaks out of the wrapped dog.

Recipe Bacon Wrapped Hatch Chili Cheese Dog -Wrap Hot Dogs in Bacon and Secure with sticks

Wrap Hot Dogs in Bacon and Secure with sticks

5) Warm your pan to med-high heat and add olive oil. When pan is hot, add the bacon wrapped hot dogs. Sear each side for 1 minute to firm up the bacon.

6) Reduce heat to medium-low and let the hot dogs cook through. Do not cover the pan, or it will encourage the cheese to melt faster.

Pro Tip! : Place the cheese in the freezer for 10 minutes prior to cooking. colder cheese takes longer to melt, giving the hot dogs a chance to cook before the cheese turns viscous.

-Sear Bacon on High each side, then reduce to medium heat

-Sear Bacon on High each side, then reduce to medium heat

7) When the bacon wrapped hot dogs are almost done, remove the tooth picks and cook the remaining sides until the bacon is crispy.

8) Serve alone or with grilled onions on a bun. I am a purist, so I eat it alone.

Recipe Bacon Wrapped Hatch Chili Cheese Dog -Heat on Medium-Low Heat until Cooked

Heat on Medium-Low Heat until Cooked and serve alone or with Grilled onion

 

About Tom Holmberg

Tom grew up in a cultural diverse neighborhood and a culturally diverse family, so he has learned to appreciate all types of food. "I am not a Chef, nor do I play one on T.V., but I have learned to appreciate food from years of eating and cooking." Tom also spent 10 years in the restaurant industry in various roles, from Prep Cook to server.

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