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Hot Dog Burnt Ends

hot dog burnt ends

Prep time:

10 minutes

Cook time:

80 minutes

Difficulty level:


Hot dogs are a go-to for tailgates and cookouts, but why settle for the same ol’ boring ones? Put a fun and easy twist on your hot dogs at the next block party with Hot Dog Burnt Ends. This sweet, easy, and affordable recipe is sure to catch your guests by surprise and become a new favorite they’ll tell their buddies about.

Pro tip: Make them Slot Dogs for even more flavor!


  • 1 pack hot dogs
  • ½ cup BBQ sauce
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • ¼ cup brown sugar


  • 2 tbsp mustard
  • 2 tbsp dry rub (We recommend Hasty Bake Rub n’ Spice, or another All-Purpose rub)


  1. Fire up your Hasty Bake to 225°F and crank to the Smoke position.
  2. Use a basting brush to apply the mustard to the hot dogs, covering in a thin layer. Sprinkle dry rub over hot dogs, with mustard acting as an adhesive.
  3. Place hot dogs on grill and smoke for one hour.
  4. Remove the hot dogs and cut each sausage into 1-inch pieces.
  5. Put hot dog pieces in an aluminum pan or baking tray. Add the butter, allowing it to melt over the pieces. Mix in the brown sugar and BBQ sauce with a spoon.
  6. Place the pan or tray back in the grill. Increase temperature to 350°F-400°F. Cook for a further 20 minutes, or until the butter has completely melted, and sugar has caramelized on top.
  7. Remove from smoker. Apply more BBQ sauce on top if needed.
  8. Serve and enjoy!
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Local Yokel
Local Yokel
10 months ago

I could hurt myself eating too many of these!

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