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BBQ Smoked Hot Dogs

Prep Time: 20 Min | Cook Time: 1 Hrs


  • 1
    Hot dogs
  • 2
    1 Sliced onion optional
  • 3
    3 Garlic cloves optional
  • 4
    ½ tbsp black pepper
  • 5
    1 tbsp salt
  • 6
    2 ½ paprika
  • 7
    ½ garlic powder
  • 8
    ½ tbsp onion powder
  • 9
    1 tbsp cumin
  • 10
    hot dog buns

Hot dogs, arguably one of the most American cookout foods that exist, are getting a little makeover with this recipe. Smoking your dog will add extra flavor that is sure to make your guests happy.   


  1. Add cherrywood, applewood, or oakwood chips to the smoker (or your preference). 
  2. Fill the water pan, optionally adding garlic or onion slices for aroma. 
  3. Place the water pan back into the smoker, and preheat the smoker to 225°F. 
  4. Add dry rub seasoning onto a plate, and roll the hot dogs in it until completely covered. 
  5. Place hot dogs in a smoke rack. 
  6. If the smoker maintained a 225°F temperature for 20 minutes, put in the rack with the hot dogs. 
  7. Cook for an hour, until hot dogs are thoroughly cooked, or have an internal temperature of 155°F. 


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