Smoked Hot Dog Bites

BY: Joe Pearce

  • cooking-duration 1 hour 30 min
  • servings 4 - 6 SERVINGS
  • cooking-style smoker
  • cooking-mode beginner

Smoked Hot Dog bites that melt in your mouth. Great as finger food or served in a bun, these were made for tailgating season.


Smoked Hot Dog Bites

  • 1-2 packs of Double R Ranch Hot Dogs Buy Now

  • 1 cup yellow mustard

  • 1 cup bbq rub (any all-purpose rub works)

  • 2 cups bbq sauce (we prefer Slaps BBQ Slaps sauce)

  • 1 pack of hot dog buns (if desired)


Start by setting your smoker to 250 degrees. We used a gravity feed charcoal smoker for this recipe.
10 minutes
While the smoker is heating up, take the hotdogs out of the package and place in a pan. Cover the hot dogs with yellow mustard and then bbq rub. The rub should completely cover the entire hot dog.
5 minutes
Once smoker is up to temp, place hot dogs on the smoker and let cook for 1 hour. Make sure you don’t open the smoker! If you are looking you aint cooking...
1 hour
After 1 hour take the dogs off the smoker. Increase the smoker temp to 400-500° degrees. While the smoker is heating up cut into 1-1.5 inch pieces. Place pieces into an oven safe and cover with bbq sauce make sure all pieces get covered. Return the cut hotdogs to the smoker and let the sauce set for 30 minutes or until the sauce is tacky on the cut pieces.
30 minutes
Remove from smoker and let rest/cool for 10 minutes and enjoy!
10 minutes