Hot Dogs My Way, Stuffed with Mustard & Cheese then Wrapped with Bacon
We like them every which way but once in a while I spruce them up and this is how :
4 hot dogs
8 slices bacon
2 slices cheddar cheese
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and line a half sheet pan with foil. Place the bacon onto the foil and place it into the oven for 15 to 20 minutes. Check because I use thick cut bacon and the thickness will determine the cooking time. I want the bacon cooked but not quite crisp yet. Drain on paper and set aside to cool a bit.
Meanwhile slice each hot dog lengthwise down the center but DO NOT cut all of the way through. Next slather with a bit of mustard. Slice the cheese and place a piece or two into the opening. Make sure you don't cut it too tall, you just want it a little taller than the sides of your hot dog.
Using a tooth pick secure the partially cooked bacon around the cheese stuffed hot dog. Fasten at each end. Return the assembled hot dogs to the hot oven for 5-8 minutes until the cheese is melted, the bacon cooked and you have a party for your hot dog bun! Or, just gobble them down. We served these with a side of roast 'n ears and a dish of strawberries.
Yield 2 servings.