3 Easy Grilled Hotdog Recipes That Kids Will Love

3 Easy Grilled Hotdog Recipes That Kids Will Love
By Adrian T. Cheng

Hotdogs are probably at the top of the list when it comes to children’s favourite grilled foods. They’re familiar to them and have a delicious, smoky taste when barbecued. On your next barbecue, level up your grilled hotdog game up a bit. Ditch the plain ones on stick – try these 3 grilled hotdog recipes that are fun and easy to make:

Grilled Butter and Cheese Bacondogs

What you need:

  • 4 buns
  • 4 hotdogs
  • 8 slices bacon, cooked
  • 1/2 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Combine melted butter and garlic powder in a small bowl. Set aside. Cut a slit on each hotdog and cook on a pre-heated grill over medium high heat for 1 minute per side or until cooked through. Brush buns with garlic and butter mixture and place heat buns on the grates until nice grill marks appear. Place a hotdog on a bun and divide pepperjack and cheddar cheeses in 4 equal parts. Top with bacon. And flatten buns with a spatula then return to grill. Remove once cheese is melted.

Grilled Hotdog Pizza

What you need:

  • 1 medium-sized classic pizza crust
  • 5 hotdogs, sliced into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 1 1/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup pizza sauce

Heat hotdog pieces and pizza sauce together in a pan over medium-high heat. Remove from heat and set aside. Place pizza on a grill pan and cook on a pre-heated grill, turning once, until crust is evenly cooked and lightly browned on the edges. Place crust on a serving pan then spoon hotdog and pizza sauce mixture into the crust, spreading evenly. Top with cheese. Return pizza to grill and cook for a minute or two or until cheese has melted. Allow to cool for a few minutes then slice into desired number of slices before serving.

Grilled Cheesdog Sandwich

What you need:

  • 2 slices white bread
  • 1 jumbo hotdog, sliced into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 1 slice cheese (like Kraft singles)
  • 2 teaspoons margarine, softened
  • 1 teaspoon sweet pickle relish
  • 1/2 teaspoon yellow mustard

Spread mustard on one side of one bread slice then layer cheese, hotdog pieces and pickle relish. Top with the other bread slice. Spread the outside of the sandwich with margarine then cook on a pre-heated grill over medium high heat until lightly browned, about 3 minutes each side. Slice sandwich in half then serve.

With these easy yet delicious grilled hotdog recipes, all the kids at your barbecue will surely ask for more!

Adrian T. Cheng is a food blogger and a BBQ expert. Through years of grilling experience, reviewing various grill gadgets and trying delicious and unique recipes, he is sharing his knowledge with everyone through his blog. For more grilling secrets, tips, recipes and more, head over to Adrian’s website where he has other interesting posts.

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