Ultimate Cheese and Bacon Hot Dog

Preparation 10 min
Total 20 min
8 Servings

Up your BBQ game with this Ultimate Cheese and Bacon Hot Dog. A Dempster’s® Original Hot Dog Bun cradles the juicy, bacon-wrapped dog. Smothered in cheese and onions, it's packed with savoury taste that doesn't disappoint. Get grilling and enjoy it for a satisfying lunch or dinner. Serves eight.

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  • 1 Package Dempster’s® Original Hot Dog Buns
  • 8 jumbo hot dogs
  • 8 slices bacon
  • 8 large Vidalia or Sweet onions, thickly sliced into rings
  • 2 cups (500 mL) shredded aged orange cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat one side of grill to medium heat. Grease grates well. Wrap each dog with a slice of bacon. Secure with toothpicks. Grill, turning, for 8 to 10 minutes or until bacon is golden and hot dogs are heated through. Remove toothpicks.
  2. Meanwhile, grill onions for 3 to 5 minutes or until lightly charred and tender. Cut in half.
  3. Assemble hot dogs in buns and top each evenly with onions and cheese. Return to grill over medium-low heat. Cover and cook over for 1 to 2 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  4. If serving for less people, divide accordingly.

Tip: For a spicy cheese bacon dog, top with pickled jalapenos.