| | |

Hot Dog Burnt Ends

This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure policy.

We are loving to make these easy hot dog burnt ends on the smoker. This first time I made these I really wondered if it was going to be worth cooking hot dogs on our smoker. We love these so much we have already enjoyed them several times this summer.

This makes a lot, but I have halved the recipe for us to enjoy. You can use these hot dog burnt ends as an appetizer or as a main dish. We have been having them as our main dish for dinner. I like to use Ball Park beef franks. Whatever kind you use, just pick a high quality hot dog.

Hot Dog Burnt Ends | realmomkitchen.com

This first thing you need to do is coat the hot dogs in mustard. I am not a mustard fan, but this step is necessary. Once you add in the other stuff you don’t even notice the mustard. After the hot dogs are coated in the mustard your are going to season them with some bbq rub. I have used the honey hog from Meat Church to do this.

Once you have them all coated with the mustard and seasoning it’s time to put them on the smoker. You put them straight on the grate at 225 for 1 hour. I used the pellets that you can get from Costco, their Kirkland brand. It’s a mix of oak hickory, maple, and cherry. We have loved this mix and you can’t beat the price point.

Hot Dog Burnt Ends | realmomkitchen.com

After they have had their hour on the grill, it’s time to cut of the hot dogs and put them in an aluminum pan. You can cut them into bigger pieces if you are using them for your main dish or smaller pieces for an appetizer. I cut each hot dog into 4-5 pieces. Then you are going to add in some bbq sauce, brown sugar, and butter. I use Sweet Baby Ray’s sauce. Then this goes back on the smoker for 30 minutes. However, after 15 minutes, you want to give them a stir. Then let them cook for another 15 minutes.

Hot Dog Burnt Ends | realmomkitchen.com

Hot Dog Burnt Ends

Real Mom Kitchen

5 from 1 vote
Print Recipe Pin Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Course Beef
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 430 kcal


  • 16 all beef hot dogs
  • ¼ cup mustard
  • ¼ cup bbq seasoning I use Honey Hog
  • ½ cup bbq sauce
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp butter


  • Preheat your smoker to 225 degrees.
  • In the meant time, coat the hot dogs with the mustard followed by the bbq seasoning. Place on the smoker and smoke for 1 hour. Remove from the smoker and turn smoker up to 350 degrees. Cut hot dogs into 1 1/2 to 2 inch pieces and add to a disposable aluminum pan. Add on the brown sugar, bbq sauce and butter. Mix to combine.
  • Place the pan on the smoker and smoke at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, mix halfway through. Remove from the smoker and stir before serving. Serves 8 as a main dish or more as an appetizer.


Serving: 1 serving | Calories: 430kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 1221mg | Potassium: 240mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 328IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 106mg | Iron: 4mg
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

This recipe is adapted from Off the Grill BBQ.

5 from 1 vote (1 rating without comment)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *