These sausages might be hot stuff, but there's no reason to be alarmed.

Ingredients

  • 1 Medium red chile (seeded, finely diced)
  • 1/3 whole pineapple (peeled; cored and quartered)
  • 1 Mango (peeled & cored)
  • 1 Small red onion, minced
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 Cup pickle relish

  • 4 Large hot dogs
  • 4 Slices apple wood smoked bacon
  • 4 Seeded hot dog buns
  • 8 Pickled jalapeno round slices (drained)
  • 1 Shot tequila (for deglazing)
  • Ketchup for topping
  • Mustard for topping

Preparation

Step 1:

Par-cook Bacon over grill for 1-2 minutes to render some of the fat. Drain and set aside.

Step 2: Salsa

Preheat an oiled grill pan over medium-high heat. Grill the Pineapple and Mango slices until grill marked and caramelized, about 2 to 3 minutes per side. Remove and let cool, then slice fruit into 1/4-inch dice. Toss in large bowl, with the remaining Salsa ingredients to combine. Season with Salt and Pepper to taste. Set aside.

Step 3: Dog prep

Using a sharp knife, make a lengthwise cut down the center of the Dog. Cut open the jalapeno slices and unravel into a long thin strip. Place 2 strips of pickled Jalapeno into the Hot Dog spacing out so it fills the length of the Dog. Wrap each dog tightly with a strip of Bacon and secure with toothpicks at each end to hold in place.

Step 4:

Preheat a grill (or cast iron skillet) to medium heat. Coat the grill surface with Canola Oil to ensure the Hot Dogs don’t stick; grill until Bacon is cooked through and crisp and Hot Dogs are charred, rotating several times to evenly cook the Bacon – about 8-10 minutes in total. (Optional: deglaze and flambé pan with tequila)

Step 5:

During the last minutes of grilling, split each bun and toast for 1-2 minutes per side. Remove toothpicks and nestle the Hot Dog into the toasted bun. Top with Spicy Relish and serve with Ketchup and Mustard, if desired.

Helpful Tips:

1. Use thin cut bacon for the recipe. Avoid using thick cut bacon, as it will not cook through enough being wrapped around the hot dog. 2. Always have toothpicks on hand to pin the bacon to the hot dog.