Frankly (ha ha), I don’t think hot dogs really need to be dressed up. They are what they are, and, charred to perfection and topped with ketchup and mustard, I think they’re pretty much perfect. However, whenever I do get the urge to dress up a hot dog, this is the perfect way to do so. In this recipe they’re wrapped in bacon and topped with grilled jalapenos, onions, and a quick guacamole. They. are. delicious.
As you can see in the picture, my grillmaster husband didn’t quite grill the hot dogs long enough, because the bacon didn’t get nearly as crispy as I would have liked it to. I actually ended up unwrapping the bacon and eating the hot dog without it -- gasp. Joe has been instructed to make sure the bacon is crispy the next time we have these. If you’re worried about the same thing happening to you, you could definitely fry the bacon indoors and just lay a strip of it on top of each prepared hot dog.