Ultimate Bacon Sausage Dogs

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Here's my first instructable on my grilled bacon wrapped sausage. The key here is to NOT use hot dogs and hot dog buns, but bratwurst and kielbasa on hoagie rolls. Top with sauteed onions and peppers for a real hot dog.

The following people may want to stay away: Vegans, health food nuts, or anyone with high BP or cholesterol. The rest of you may enjoy.
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Step 1: Ingredients

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Start off by collecting the following ingredients. The Hillshire Farm's sausage was on sale for 4th of July weekend so i bought those. I particularity like the non precooked Jonsonville brats and Italian sausage. They are juicier and fatter than the Hillshires, but they don't go on sale too often. Of the Hillshire Farm sausages, I like the flavor of the Hot Links. If you don't like spicy food, the Brats are a good choice.

1-2 Maui onions (or any large sweet onions)
1 Package of sausage (bratwurst, hot links and kielbasaish beef sausage used here)
1 Package of thick cut bacon
1 Stick of butter
1 Bag of hoagie rolls (If the bread isn't good enough to eat on its own, it is sub par for any type of sandwich or burger)
1 Handful of wood to use as smoke. I used mesquite (soaked in water beforehand)
Several peppers of your choice (I used home grown Scotch Bonnets, Naga Jolokias and Chihuacle Negros)

Step 2: Prep before Grilling

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Take a big chunk of butter and toss it in the pan, and dice up the onions.

Take your soaked wood and add to the fire. I have these steel trays I use to hold the chips on my propane grill. If you use charcoal you can wrap the chips in foil and make a little chimney for the smoke. You could even throw the chips straight on the charcoal too, but they don't last long. So do it just before putting the food on.

Slice the hoagie rolls and butter them up. Try to keep the rolls connected in the middle. It doesn't matter too much if they split because they usually fall apart while eating anyway.
billbillt1 year ago

now hungry..yum

Cacman3 years ago
Sounds awesome i am drooling already these are dinner tonight thanks for great easy recipe
KLBoot4 years ago
I just showed this to my boyfriend... needless to say this is what I'm cooking for dinner tomorrow.
neronplus4 years ago
So delicious... to bad I had to try it with a normal sausage. Also, with a bit of avocado, ohhh... greatest meal ever.
eash6 years ago
Wow, this looks amazing. I can't wait for it to get warm enough to grill again and try these.
1dot21gigaflops (author) 6 years ago
Thanks everyone who voted for me in the BBQ contest!
Looks So good!!
Mr. Rig It7 years ago
Looks great, and I can feel my arteries hardening already ahh.. but to die happy. Good job.
Quilla7 years ago
There is a God.
Gypsyman7 years ago
a good title to this would be, how to have a heart attack in 5 easy steps...but who am i to talk this is the perfect meal for me! god i love bacon and brats...why have i never thought of this before. Also this reminds me of that simpsons episode where homer tells bart to bacon up everything he eats or something like that.
You know what would make that ace... using Chedder Jalapeno dogs... But seeing this makes me want to have hot dogs haha good job!