Bacon hot dogs from Vermont Smoke & Cure, a craft producer of meat products (photos courtesy Vermont Smoke & Cure).
The CEO of Vermont Smoke & Cure, Chris Bailey, created this bacon hot dog in home test kitchen. Fusing two of his favorite flavors, the craft dog blends juicy bacon flavor with classic hot dog texture.
The dogs combine beef, pork and uncured, maple-brined bacon. They’re smoked with cob and maple wood and stuffed in a natural lamb casing. The result: a succulent snap and a sweet, mellow smoke flavor.
Here are tips for enjoying a bacon hot dog:
Try it without toppings. While some people prefer toppings on their dogs, Chris suggests that you first try the bacon dogs plain, on a toasted bun. You may find them so flavorful and juicy that you can skip the toppings.
Combine them with eggs. Serve grilled Bacon Hot Dogs with eggs, toast and asparagus for breakfast, lunch or dinner. When asparagus is out of season, substitute broccoli, Brussels sprouts, green beans, leeks, sliced tomatoes or other veg.
Serve a mixed grill. Team grilled dogs with grilled chicken for dinner. Consider adding some slices of that acclaimed Vermont Smoke & Cure bacon.
The hot dogs are $5.99-$6.99 at select Whole Foods and natural foods stores in the Northeast. Here’s a store locator.
ABOUT VERMONT SMOKE & CURE
Vermont Smoke & Cure makes bacon, ham, hot dogs, meat sticks, pepperoni and uncured summer sausage.
The products are made from premium, vegetarian-fed meat with no added hormones or antibiotics. They are free of dairy, gluten, nuts, preservatives and sodium nitrites.
For more information, visit VermontSmokeAndCure.com.
The company sells most of its products on Amazon and its own website store, but not [yet] the hot dogs.
We did discover this tempting bacon gift basket that contains:
Vermont Smoke and Cure Bacon
Broadbent’s Kentucky Bacon
North Country Smokehouse Uncured Fruitwood Bacon
Vosges Chocolate and Bacon Candy Bar
Vosges Bacon and Chocolate Pancake Mix
JB’s Best Bacon BBQ Sauce
Put it on your gift list for bacon lovers.
In the interim, find a store, buy the bacon dogs, and make people happy.