… beats the heck out of lil’ smokies heated in a crockpot in some BBQ sauce, although is does take a bit more work to produce. Start with some Lil’ Smokies (pretty sure that is a trademarked brand name, but I’m not digging through the trash to check the label), drench them in a spicy BBQ sauce (I recommend Big Butz No Butz), wrap them in bacon, poke skewers through them and dust them with a nice sweet and spicy rub (a la MOINK).
Throw them on a 350-375°F grill (indirect) for 10-15 minutes, flip, and cook for another 10 minutes. Feel free to brush on some more sauce when you turn them.
What you get is a miniature bacon-wrapped hot dog (no bun required). Makes for an interesting entree as well, especially when paired with tater tots. At this point, you might as well name them Guilty Pleasures…
These were real tasty, but next time around we will give them the pepper jelly treatment like with do with MOINK. I suspect those will be even better. Feel free to give that a try and let us know how they turn out.