Classic Smoked Hot Dogs


These Classic Smoked Hot Dogs are a smoky twist on a traditional favorite, perfect for any cookout or gathering. With BBQ sauce, caramelized onions, and pickled jalapeños, they’re packed with flavor.


  • 8 beef hot dogs
  • 8 hot dog buns
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1/2 cup caramelized onions
  • 1/4 cup pickled jalapeños
  • Mustard, to taste
  • Ketchup, to taste
  • Relish, to taste


  1. Preheat the Smoker:
    • Preheat your smoker to 225°F (107°C).
  2. Smoke the Hot Dogs:
    • Place the hot dogs in the smoker. Smoke them for about 2 hours, occasionally turning to ensure even cooking. The hot dogs should have a deep smoky flavor and be heated through.
  3. Warm the Buns:
    • During the last 10 minutes of smoking, place the hot dog buns on the side of the smoker to warm them.
  4. Assemble the Hot Dogs:
    • Serve the smoked hot dogs on the warmed buns.
    • Top with BBQ sauce, caramelized onions, and pickled jalapeños.
    • Add mustard, ketchup, and relish to taste.


  • Caramelized Onions: To make caramelized onions, cook sliced onions in a skillet over medium heat with a bit of oil or butter, stirring occasionally, until they are golden brown and caramelized.
  • Smoker Variations: If you don’t have a smoker, you can achieve a similar result by cooking the hot dogs on a grill over indirect heat with a smoking box or foil packet filled with wood chips.
  • Customization: Feel free to customize the toppings based on your preference. Add cheese, sauerkraut, or coleslaw for a different flavor profile.

Nutritional Information:

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 2 hours
  • Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
  • Calories: Approximately 350 kcal per serving
  • Servings: 8 servings

Enjoy these delicious and flavorful smoked hot dogs at your next barbecue or family gathering!


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