These Bacon Wrapped Chorizo Dogs are a fun change-up on the classic hot dog…but spicier, more flavorful, and all-around just better (if I do say so myself!)

Homemade chorizo hot dogs are stuffed with melty Gouda or Cheddar, wrapped in crispy bacon, then layered on a hot dog bun with homemade cilantro lime cream sauce, sliced red onion, chopped cilantro, and sliced jalapeño. 

Looking for more bacon wrapped recipes? Check out my Bacon Wrapped Shrimp Skewers, Bacon Wrapped Honey Cajun Pork Tenderloin, or Maple Chili Bacon Wrapped Chicken Wings

Form Your Bacon Wrapped Chorizo Dogs

First, we’re forming our homemade chorizo dogs…and we’re stuffing them with cheese. Yep. Just try not to drool while you’re making them. 

So, start the Bacon Wrapped Chorizo Dogs with one large block of soft cheese. I like to use Gouda or Cheddar, but other varieties will work as well. Slice the cheese into long rectangles measuring about 3″ x 1/2″ x 1/2″. You can eyeball this. It doesn’t have to be 100% accurate. 

chorizo hot dog held over a fire pit

Next, portion the ground chorizo out into 1/4-1/3 pound sections. Form each portion into a “hot dog” shape around the cheese. We want the chorizo to be formed tightly around the cheese so it doesn’t break while cooking. 

Lastly, the “bacon wrapped” part of our Bacon Wrapped Chorizo Dogs. Finish each one by wrapping them in 3-4 slices of bacon. Set the assembled chorizo dogs on a baking sheet and place them into the fridge for 45 minutes. We want to give them time to set up so they don’t fall apart while cooking. 

Cilantro Lime Cream Sauce

Meanwhile, whip up your cilantro lime cream sauce. It’s fresh, creamy, tangy, and perfect paired with the spicy and smoky flavors in the Bacon Wrapped Chorizo Dogs. 

To make your sauce, simply whisk together sour cream, buttermilk, lime juice, and chopped cilantro. Taste and adjust as needed, then set into the fridge until you’re ready to serve.

Grill Your Bacon Wrapped Chorizo Dogs

Next, we’ll cook! First, preheat your grill to a medium-high temperature of around 375ºF. Be sure to use a two-zone-cooking method. We’re warming and searing for the best texture! 

bacon wrapped chorizo hot dogs on a grill

Place the chorizo dogs onto the hot side of the grill and sear them for about 1 minute. Rotate around so the bacon gets nice and crispy all over, then transfer the dogs to the cooler side of the grill. Close the lid and let them cook for 15-20 minutes. I recommend having a meat thermometer on hand to double check that the internal temperature of the chorizo is 165ºF.

cooked bacon wrap hot dogs on a grill overhead

Big fan of chorizo? Check out my Smoked Chorizo Queso, Chorizo Breakfast Fatty, or Chorizo Smashburgers

Once the Bacon Wrapped Chorizo Dogs are cooked through, pull them off of the grill and let them cool for a couple of minutes so the flavor in the meat has time to settle in. 

Time to Serve! 

Finally, it’s time to garnish and serve our grilled Bacon Wrapped Chorizo Dogs!

overhead of finished hot dogs lined on a plate
above shot of a plate filled with assembled hot dogs

Set one of the chorizo dogs on a hot dog bun (toasted if you like), then drizzle that with your prepared cilantro lime cream sauce. Top your dog off with chopped red onions, chopped cilantro, and sliced jalapeños, because a little extra spice is just what these need. Feeling bold, bring out a platter of chorizo tacos to serve with these epic dogs!

Now, eat up! 

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five bacon wrapped chorizo dogs topped with cream sauce and jalapeño in front of a fire pit

Bacon Wrapped Chorizo Dogs

These Bacon Wrapped Chorizo Dogs are stuffed with cheese and topped with cilantro lime cream sauce, red onion, cilantro, and jalapeño. 
Author:Derek Wolf
4.45 from 9 votes
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people



  • 2-3 lbs Ground Chorizo
  • 1.5-2 lbs Sliced Bacon
  • 1 large block Soft Cheese preferably Gouda or Cheddar
  • Hot Dog Buns

Cilantro Lime Cream Sauce:

  • ½ cup Sour Cream
  • ¼ cup Buttermilk
  • 2-3 medium Limes juiced
  • 2 tbsp Chopped Cilantro


  • Sliced Jalapeños
  • Diced Red Onions
  • Chopped Cilantro


  • Begin by slicing your cheese into long rectangles (about 3” x ½” x ½” but use your best judgment). Next, take about ¼ – ⅓ lb of ground chorizo and encase the cheese inside making a “hot dog” like shape. Make sure to form tightly so that the chorizo does not break while cooking. Once well formed, wrap it in bacon using 3-4 slices. Repeat this until you have as many chorizo dogs as you desire. Once done, place them on a tray and set in the fridge for 45 minutes to set.
  • In another bowl, mix together all the ingredients for the Cilantro Lime Cream Sauce. Set that in the fridge until ready to eat.
  • Preheat your grill to medium high temperature (around 375F) using a two zone cooking method. Preferably a grill with a lid.
  • Add your Chorizo Dogs to the hot side of the grill to sear off the bacon for about 1 minute making sure to rotate so that everything gets crispy. Next, pull all the Chorizo Dogs to the cooler side of the grill and close the lid. Cook for 15-20 more minutes until the chorizo is 165F internal. Pull them off once done to cool for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add your Chorizo Dogs to a hot dog bun and drizzle the Cilantro Lime Cream Sauce over top. Garnish with chopped red onions, chopped cilantro and sliced jalapenos. Serve and enjoy!



Calories: 1475kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 55g | Fat: 130g | Saturated Fat: 46g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 11g | Monounsaturated Fat: 31g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 273mg | Sodium: 2774mg | Potassium: 428mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1513IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 2mg

Derek Wolf

Derek is the driving force behind Over the Fire Cooking. He started cooking with live fire in 2016 and decided to start a social media page so his friends and family could follow the journey. Fast forward to today and Over the Fire Cooking has spread across multiple platforms with millions now following Derek's fire cooking journey. He's a southern fellow who enjoys everything from classic BBQ to Central and South American inspired dishes. Whatever he's cooking up, it's guaranteed to be so freakin' delicious!

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  1. Hi there planning on making these bad boys for Fourth of July. I have a question…do you season the ground chorizo with anything?

  2. 5 stars
    Omg! Them chorizo stuffed hot dogs are crazy insane awesome! I’m a smoker using your recipes and yes! Game changer. I’m cooking 3 meals a week using different methods from you! Keep them coming! I love doing the party dishes you make

    1. When I was cooking them mine were falling apart sadly. The taste was 100% there just not the appearance. Any idea what I might have done wrong?

      1. Been meaning to add some tips to this recipe… Make sure to add them to the fridge to cool for 20 minutes. Add to the grill cold so that they don’t fall apart as easily.

  3. Awesome! I had ground pork but needed Chorizo so I used the Chorizo Smash Taco recipe of yours to make the Chorizo. Very good. I started with a preheated grill but a cold start would work too. I love this recipe. It’s a great one.