hot dogs wrapped with bacon on buns with lettuce

Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x

These Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs are our favorite way to make hot dogs for parties! Super crispy, bacon wrapped hot dogs with a sweet and spicy glaze!



  • 8 beef hot dogs (larger, thicker hot dogs preferred)
  • 8 hot dogs buns
  • 8 slices bacon (thick sliced preferred)
  • Lettuce for serving
  • Toothpicks

For The Honey BBQ Glaze:

  • 1/2 cup BBQ regular flavored sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  1. Make the glaze by adding all the ingredients to a small bowl. Adjust the heat to your liking by adding more or less cayenne pepper.
  2. Spiral wrap the hot dogs with bacon and secure at each end with toothpicks. (See photos in post for reference) Place the hot dogs in a large skillet over medium heat and cook while turning until the bacon is crisp. This should take approximately 7-8 minutes.
  3. Once the bacon is crisp, brush the hot dogs with the glaze and let cook for another 2 minutes, then turn the hot dogs over and glaze the other side, letting cook for another 2 minutes. Remove the hot dogs from the pan and then let the hot dogs cool just enough so that you can remove the toothpicks.
  4. Place a piece of lettuce on each bun, add the hot dogs and serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

To Prep in Advance: Make the hot dogs up until the point where you add the glaze. Let the hot dogs cool and then cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days before you need them. Place the hot dogs in a baking dish or on a sheet pan and warm them up in a 375 degree oven for 10 minutes. After the 10 minutes, remove the hot dogs from the oven and brush them with the glaze, then return to the oven for another 5 minutes until the glaze has set and the hot dogs are warmed through. If you only need to keep the hot dogs ready for a short amount of time, place them on a sheet pan or in a baking dish in a warm, 300 degree oven for up to 30 minutes before serving.

Leftover hot dogs will keep in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American