Smoked Hot Dog Burnt Ends are arguably the fanciest hot dog recipe, and easiest burnt ends recipe you’ll ever need.
Want an elevated hot dog? Turn them into these burnt ends. Want an easy burnt ends recipe? Bacon wraps those dogs and boom… Easy burnt ends, done in no time!
Okay, so these Smoked Hot Dog Burnt Ends are not really “true” burnt ends. But they were insanely delicious and carried many of my favorite flavors of burnt ends without the price and time commitment of traditional burnt ends!
I smoked these guys and seasoned them with my Hickory Peach Porter Rub from Spiceology until they darkened. Then I sliced them up and topped them with sugar, butter, BBQ sauce, and more.
These are so freakin’ delicious and maybe even better than I wanted them to be. They are the perfect dish for a party or tailgate!
What are Smoked Hot Dog Burnt Ends
Smoked Hot Dog Burnt ends are a fun twist on traditional burnt ends, but we made it much cheaper and less time-consuming.
Classic burnt ends are the trimmings of a traditional brisket that turn crispy. They are then cut into cubes, seasoned, and caramelized.
I did the same thing to some hot dogs, and I’m glad I did. They are sliced up hot dogs, smoked, seasoned to perfection, and served as an appetizer or easy party food that can be eaten with toothpicks.
For the classic burnt ends, here’s my Brisket Burnt Ends recipe.
Why You’ll Love Smoked Hot Dog Burnt Ends
First off, you’ll love how flavorful these little dogs are. The caramelized crispiness is so darn good! Plus, this Smoked Hot Dog Burnt Ends recipe is way more cost-effective than a traditional burnt ends recipe, and it takes half the time!
It’s the perfect recipe for a last-minute party, tailgate, or when you’re craving a delicious treat. Plus, you can easily customize this recipe to what you like. If you prefer more heat, use a spicier BBQ rub, or if you want more of a vinegary taste, adjust your seasoning accordingly. Smoked Hot Dog Burnt Ends are easily customizable and downright addictive!
How to Make Smoked Hot Dog Burnt Ends
Smoked Hot Dog Burnt Ends Ingredients
- Full Sized Whole Hot Dogs (your favorite hot dogs)
- Hickory Peach Porter Seasoning
- Yellow Mustard
- Brown Sugar
- Favorite BBQ Sauce
- Maple Syrup
- Hickory Peach Porter Seasoning
Let’s Get Cooking
Prep the Dogs
Start lathering your hot dogs with yellow mustard, then thoroughly season them with my Hickory Peach Porter Rub. Place your hot dogs on a baking wire rack evenly spaced out and set aside.
Preheat your pellet smoker to medium-low heat (250F). Top with wood chips or wood chunks for added smoke flavor.
Smoke the Dogs
Add your hot dogs onto the smoker and cook for 1 hour. After they begin to darken in color, pull them off, slice them into 1.5-inch segments, and place them in an aluminum foil pan.
Then, top with butter pads, brown sugar, BBQ sauce, maple syrup, and bourbon. Cover with foil and place back in the smoker for 30-45 minutes or until they are sticky and fully covered in the sauce.
Pro tip: make sure to use a good amount of butter and sugar to achieve that nice tacky glaze.
When done, pull out and let cool for 10 minutes. Serve each with a toothpick and enjoy!
What to Serve with Smoked Hot Dog Burnt Ends
I’d be surprised if you end up with any leftovers, but if you do, you can store them in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-5 days. They make an easy snack when you’re on the go, so they are great to have around.
To reheat your leftovers, place them on a baking sheet or in the air fryer (to keep their crispiness) and reheat them at medium-high heat until they are warm.
How long does it take to smoke hotdogs?
It typically takes around 30-60 minutes to smoke hot dogs at 250F. However, this recipe took approximately 30-45 minutes since each dog gets sliced into smaller pieces.
What kind of meat makes the best-burnt ends?
Smoked brisket makes the best burnt ends. That’s probably because burnt ends naturally occur when smoking a brisket. However, hot dogs are another safe selection. This Smoked Hot Dog Burnt Ends recipe is incredible and significantly easier to cook than the classic brisket burnt ends recipes.
Why use butter for burnt ends?
The combination of butter and sugar adds a nice kick of flavor. In addition, it creates that tacky glaze that will give a delicious caramelized coating.
Who would have thought hot dogs on a smoker would be so darn good?
Next time you want to have a little fun and serve up an amazing recipe that’s out of the ordinary, give these Smoked Hot Dog Burnt Ends a go! I love this delicious twist on a traditional smoked brisket burnt ends; it’s so much easier to make and has just as much delicious flavor!
These Smoked Hot Dog Burnt Ends will surely be a huge hit at your next party!
Smoked Hot Dog Burnt Ends
Smoked Hot Dog Burnt Ends for an easy, fun and tasty treat.
- 12-14 Full Sized Hot Dogs
- ¼ cup Hickory Peach Porter Rub
- 3 tbsp Yellow Mustard
- 1 stick Butter cubed
- ¼ cup Brown Sugar
- ¼ cup Favorite BBQ Sauce
- 3 tbsp Maple Syrup
- 1.5 tbsp Hickory Peach Porter Rub
- 2 oz Bourbon
Start lathering your hot dogs with yellow mustard then thoroughly season with my Hickory Peach Porter SEasoning. Place your pork belly on a baking wire rack evenly spaced out and set aside.
Preheat your smoker for medium-low heat (250F). Top with wood chips or wood chunks for added smoke flavor.
Add your hot dogs onto the smoker and cook for 1 hour. After they are beginning to darken in color, pull off, sliced into 1.5 inch segments and place in an aluminum foil. Top with butter pads, brown sugar, BBQ sauce, maple syrup and bourbon. Cover with foil and place back in the smoker for 30-40 minutes or until they are sticky and fully covered in the sauce.
When done, pull out and let cool for 10 minutes. Serve each with a toothpick. Enjoy!
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