Who doesn’t love bacon and barbeque? Featuring Nathan’s Famous®Skinless Beef Franks, this BBQ Bacon Dog will get the whole family excited for mealtime.

Check out the recipe from Nathan’s Famous® below to learn how to whip up your family’s new go-to weeknight dinner.

Total Time Skill Level Servings
40 mins Beginner 4


Nathan’s Famous®Skinless Beef Franks 1 pkg(s)
Nathan’s hot dog buns 1 pkg(s)
Nathan’s Bar-B-Q Sauce As needed
Crispy bacon, crumbled As needed
Shredded cheddar cheese As needed


  1. Cook the bacon. The best way? In the oven—no grease splatters, easier cleanup and bacon that’s evenly cooked. Preheat oven to 400°F. On a foil-covered sheet pan, bake for 15-20 minutes, depending on your desired crispiness. Dry on paper towels. Rough-chop or crumble each strip into medium-sized pieces.
  2. Cook your hot dogs your favorite way. We suggest pan-fried with butter!
  3. Assemble your dog: Nestle hot dog into the bun and generously spoon your tangy BBQ sauce over it. Top with bacon pieces and a heaping amount of cheese.

Tips to Stretch Your Dollar

Use your leftovers to make your own Frito pie. All you need is a package of corn chips and a can of chili. Combine cheese, bacon and hot dogs with the heated chili. Top it off with corn chips, and your next meal is good to go!

In need of more inspiration for your next family meal? Smithfield Foods’ large portfolio of products, including Smithfield® Bacon, Nathan’s Famous® Beef Franks and Eckrich® Smoked Sausage, can meet your household’s needs for breakfast, lunch, dinner and even snack time. 

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