Hot Dog Burnt Ends

Chef’s Note









  • 2 (8count) packages hot dogs
  • 2 tablespoonsprepared yellow mustard
  • 2 tablespoonsyour favorite barbecue rub (your favorite or Sriracha Sweet Rub)
  • 4 tablespoonsunsalted butter
  • 14 cupbrown sugar
  • 12 cup your favorite barbecue sauce
  • Directions

  • Prepare your smoker for 225°F Use any wood you like, these turn out great whether they are smoked over fruit wood or a stronger wood such as mesquite.
  • Squeeze the mustard over the dogs then brush around all sides. (Easily done with a silicone basting brush.).
  • Sprinkle the rub over all sides of the dogs. Transfer to smoker and smoke for 1 hour.
  • Meanwhile, prepare your BBQ grill for medium heat cooking (or pre-heat your oven to 375 F).
  • Remove dogs and cut into thirds (about 1 1/2" pieces). Transfer to an aluminum disposable pan.
  • Combine the butter, brown sugar and BBQ sauce and pour over the hot dogs. Stir and place on your grill (or in the oven).
  • Cook dogs an addition 30-45 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes, until the hot dogs have begun to caramelize.  (Watch carefully; could take less time.).
  • Remove and let cool slightly before serving.
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