These Memphis hot dogs are bacon-wrapped hot dogs topped with BBQ sauce, and cheese, and then sprinkled with chopped green onions.
Let’s agree that bacon is amazing! Bacon-wrapped anything is again, pretty amazing. What about an all-beef hot dog wrapped in bacon and then drizzled with a vinegary BBQ sauce? CAN ANYTHING GET MORE AMAZING? This is going to become one of your favorite recipes with hot dogs, ever!
I made these Memphis hot dogs in the oven. The bacon came out nice and crisp! Did you know that these aren’t the only bacon-wrapped hot dogs on my blog? Check out these bacon-wrapped hot dogs topped with rich garlic aioli.
This Memphis-style hot dog has-
- All-beef hot dogs.
- Fresh bakery hot dog buns.
- Sliced bacon. Make sure that it is not thick-cut so that it easily wraps around the hot dog.
- Memphis-style BBQ sauce. This is a vinegar-based sauce that can be homemade or store brought
- Chopped green onions and shredded cheddar cheese for topping.
How to make Memphis hot dogs step-by-step
For these, I use Nathan’s all-beef hot dogs. Wrap a piece of bacon down the length of each hot dog and lay it on a baking sheet covered with aluminum foil.
Place in a preheated 375-degree oven for 12 minutes.
Now put the hot dogs under the broiler of your oven for 1 minute. With tongs turn them, then broil for one minute more.
Once they are done add them to hot dog buns.
Top off these Memphis hot dogs with chopped green onions, cheddar cheese, and some Memphis Style BBQ Sauce. I used my sauce recipe since it is on the vinegary side, which is what Memphis Style BBQ sauces are based on.
I serve this with my homemade BBQ sauce recipe. Make up a batch to have on hand for recipes like this and other grilling favorites.
Tips & Variations
- When cooking bacon under a broiler, make sure to now put it directly under the flame since the grease could possibly cause an issue. I place my pan vertically and left of the flame. (check your type of stove as these directions may vary)
- You can replace the bacon with turkey bacon.
- Make your own hot dog buns using this recipe from The Flavor Bender.
Place the bacon-wrapped hot dogs in a covered container and refrigerate. Eat within 3 days. To reheat, place on a baking sheet and place in the oven, and bake at 375 degrees for 5 minutes. For the air fryer, place in the basket and reheat at 375 degrees for 3 minutes.
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Memphis Hot Dogs
- baking sheet
- 8 hot dog buns
- 8 hot dogs I use Nathan’s
- 8 pieces bacon
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup Memphis Style BBQ Sauce
- 1/4 cup green onions chopped
- Wrap a piece of bacon down the length of each hot dog and lay it on a baking sheet covered with aluminum foil.8 hot dogs, 8 pieces bacon
- Place in a preheated 375-degree oven for 12 minutes.
- Now, put the hot dogs under the broiler of your oven for 1 minute. With tongs turn them, then broil for one minute more.
- Once they are done add them to hot dog buns. Top off with chopped green onions, cheddar cheese, and some Memphis Style BBQ Sauce. Enjoy!1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese, 1/2 cup Memphis Style BBQ Sauce, 1/4 cup green onions, 8 hot dog buns
Tips for making this recipe:
- If you do not want to use aluminum foil, you can skip using it. Clean-up is just much easier when you use it.
- When broiling the hog dogs, DO NOT put them under the direct flame. Place the pan vertically to the left of the flame (these directions may vary with the type of stove you have).
- To store: Place in a covered container and refrigerate. Eat within 3 days. Reheat in the oven to 375 degrees for 5 minutes. For the air fryer, place in the basket and reheat at 375 degrees for 3 minutes.
Originally published in July of 2017. Updated photos April 2021.
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Last Updated on June 27, 2023 by Erin@BottomLeftoftheMitten