The hotdog is named after the world-famous Benton’s bacon. The bacon is hickory smoked for three days. Once you smell and taste this bacon you will understand. I always wanted to try the bacon. The bacon itself is not that expensive but there shipping is around $25. Seems really high but luckily my neighbor heard me talking the bacon and bought me some. People who are not used to intense smoke might be put off by its flavor. In the north people smoke with little electric smokers and wood chips. The flavor is like traditional wood smoking and then some, plus a little more.
The idea was to wrap an all-beef hotdog in a slice of Benton’s bacon. Note, read directions and do not overcook or it can become bitter. It is topped with a BBQ slaw I made with my homemade sauce but and will do, roasted green chilis, and bacon crumbles. I put this on a Hawaiian bun. They were a bit dry after two days and bored it out so it would not split. However, a brioche bun would be good too. Let me know what you think?