Introduction: BBQ Hot Dog/Jerky
This is how to make a barbecue hot dog/hot dog jerky. First, I would like to point out that this was inspired by user TimAndersons Hot Dog Jerky instructable but with some modifications. This is a simple way to make a simple snack. Also, this is not the best picture of the final product, it just looks a little weird because I made it as jerky and decided to put it in a bun. You could just cut slits in the hot dog and marinate it instead.
Step 1: Materials/Ingredients
Just about everything you will need:
-Hot dog/s (however many you want, I'm just making one)
-Buns (if you prefer)
-BBQ sauce or a sauce of your choice
-Aluminum Foil (not completely necessary, that is, if you don't mind having bbq sauce in your toaster oven
-Toaster Oven (you could use sunlight instead, but I just prefer a toaster oven)
-A bowl/mixing bowl
Step 2: Cutting Slices/slits
Depending on whether you want jerky or a BBQ hot dog, cut accordingly. I cut it like jerky, but decided in the end to put it in all in a bun, like a BBQ hot dog.
For Jerky: Slice the hot dog into about 4 slices (try to make them somewhat thin)
For BBQ hot dog: Take the hot dog and make slits about a centimeter or so apart, without cutting to the center (other wise when you do the same on the other side, you might cut completely through) and do the same on the other side
Step 3: Marinating Preparation
Now you need to prepare to marinate the hot dog. I just used BBQ sauce because it was simple, but you can mix your own if you want.
Step 4: Before Marinating
Before you marinate the hot dog, you should get your foil ready. The foil is so that the BBQ sauce won't drip into your toaster oven. I recommend making it into a box-like shape like I did, so the sides can stop any possible leakage of sauce. Note: The sides don't have to be very high.
Step 5: Finally!-Marination
Finally, it's time for marination. Just put the hot dog/hot dog slices into the bowl and mix the sauce into it/them thoroughly. You may choose to let it sit for a minute so the sauce can sink in, but I just put the slices straight onto the foil tray.
Step 6: Cooking
Now we're gonna cook it/them. I set my toaster oven to 400 degrees and stuck my tray in. I was trying to minimize time, so I put it in at the same time as I turned the toaster oven on. I placed the tray in and flipped them (if you chose to make a BBQ hot dog, then it) over about half way through the time. I put them in for about 9 minutes total.
Step 7: Finished
Now you're done! Ready to have your jerky, put it into a bun, or put your BBQ hot dog into a bun--whichever one you chose. Enjoy.
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