Hot Dogs with Chipotle Cheese Sauce and Bacon-Corn Relish (plus a Giveaway!)


Paired with a Summer Ale or Belgian-Style Wheat Ale

This post is sponsored by Saber Grills. #betterfathersday

Hot Dogs with Chipotle Cheese Sauce and Bacon-Corn Relish: The recipe you need at your next barbecue! |

Happy Thursday, friends! I’m pretty excited that summer is upon us, and this is for one reason and one reason alone … Hot Dogs! If you know me at all, you will know that I love hot dogs. I know. It’s totally weird. I may have mentioned before that all I do when I’m running is think about food, and one of the number one foods I think about is hot dogs.

I swear it.

I think it might be because normally on an everyday run, someone somewhere is grilling hot dogs. I’m super excited to be sharing this recipe for hot dogs with chipotle cheese sauce and bacon-corn relish with you today. I’m kind of obsessed with them, and it will most likely only be the first of like a million hot dog recipes I plan on sharing this summer. I think you should get excited. I’m pretty darn excited. :)

These hot dogs are fairly simple. The chipotle cheese sauce is not the stuff you find in the jar on the shelves of your grocery store. This sauce is homemade and just as delicious. The bacon-corn relish is absolutely my favorite part of this recipe. A simple blend of crispy bacon, corn, red onion and cilantro is tossed together to produce the most savory concoction. Throw this relish on top of a perfectly grilled hot dog and then drizzle it with the addicting chipotle cheese sauce.

You will want fourths. Trust me.

Hot Dogs with Chipotle Cheese Sauce and Bacon-Corn Relish: The recipe you need at your next barbecue! |

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Along with the giveaway, you can find the recipe for these hot dogs with chipotle cheese sauce and bacon-corn relish below! Pair them with a summer ale or Belgian-style wheat ale! Have a wonderful day everyone, and I’ll talk to you all tomorrow!

Hot Dogs with Chipotle Cheese Sauce and Bacon-Corn Relish: The recipe you need at your next barbecue! |

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Hot Dogs with Chipotle Cheese Sauce and Bacon-Corn Relish: The recipe you need at your next barbecue! |

Hot Dogs with Chipotle Cheese Sauce and Bacon-Corn Relish

Yields 8 hot dogs

10 minPrep Time

25 minCook Time

35 minTotal Time

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    Chipotle Cheese Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese
  • 4 ounces canned diced green chiles
  • 6 ounces canned petite diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons tabasco or other hot sauce
  • salt and black pepper
  • Bacon-Corn Relish
  • 6 slices thick-cut bacon, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cups frozen corn, thawed
  • salt and black pepper
  • 1 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Hot Dogs
  • 8 all-beef hot dogs
  • 8 hot dog buns, lightly toasted
  • Assorted Toppings: Bacon-Corn Relish, Chipotle Cheese Sauce, Ketchup, Mustard, Dill Pickle Relish, etc.


    Chipotle Cheese Sauce
  1. In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the flour and whisk until golden, about 1 minute. Whisk in the milk and continue to cook until slightly thickened about 5-6 minutes. In 1/4 cup increments, add the cheddar cheese to the milk. Make sure each batch is completely melted before adding the next. Once the entire cup of cheese has been added and melted, stir in the green chiles, tomatoes, chipotle pepper and hot sauce. Season with salt and black pepper if necessary. Keep warm on the stove while you prepare your other ingredients
  2. Bacon-Corn Relish
  3. In a large non-stick skillet, add the bacon. Cook over medium heat, until almost crispy. Add the red onion, corn, and a dash of salt and black pepper. Cook for 3-4 minutes or veggies are tender and the bacon is completely crisp. Stir in the cilantro and adjust seasoning to taste. Set aside until you are ready to assemble your hot dogs.
  4. Hot Dogs
  5. Preheat your grill or grill pan over medium high heat. Add your hot dogs and grill for about 8 minutes, turning them every 2 minutes or so. Once you have the perfect grill marks and the hot dogs are warmed through, remove from heat.
  6. Assemble your hot dogs by placing a grilled hot dog on top of a lightly toasted hot dog bun. Top with a drizzle of chipotle cheese sauce and bacon-corn relish. Enjoy immediately!

Hot Dogs with Chipotle Cheese Sauce and Bacon-Corn Relish: The recipe you need at your next barbecue! |

This post is sponsored by Saber Grills. #betterfathersday


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  • grace

    oh, i can definitely see myself going back repeatedly for another one of these. great summer meal!

  • Lovely photos! Chipotle Cheese anything sounds amazing :)

  • Colleen (Souffle Bombay)

    I would want fourths too! Yum! I could east the sauce with a spoon…however I will try to control myself! Great post!

    • Haha! Thanks Colleen. I may or may not have eaten that cheese with a spoon, but who is keeping track really? ;) Thanks girl!

  • So…. we’re in this giveaway together! How did I miss that completely? Small world. Anyway, your hot dogs look AMAZING, such a fabulous recipe. Pinning! Great to see you!

  • alex robertson

    This grill sounds so amazing!! My husband would loveee this. He is also a fan of hot dogs anyway so I am sure if he grills the dogs I could pull off the rest of the recipe and he would love them!

  • Kort Kramer

    I look forward to trying this one out! :)

  • marcie @ flavor the moments

    Awesome giveaway, and your hot dogs are even more awesome! I love the sound of that chipotle cheese sauce, and that relish! Pinned of course!

  • Ashley | The Recipe Rebel

    BACON Corn Relish?!?! I am not a relish person, but I LOVE bacon and corn! These look super good! Pinned :)

  • WAIT. Hot dogs with CHEESE SAUCE AND BACON?! This just made my life compl-EAT. I want to eat these for all the meals I have left. Fer realz. Pinning!

  • Gayle @ Pumpkin ‘N Spice

    This is such a great way to jazz up hot dogs, Justine! I love the cheese sauce and relish. Sounds like the perfect summer meal to me. Pinned!

  • Candice Montgomery

    It sounds like a fantastic grill, and this looks like a delicious recipe.

  • ami@naivecookcooks

    Justine these hot dogs look out of this world delicious!! I made hot dogs myself few days back but nothing even close to these! I can devour an entire batch in one sitting and that grill, well would love to win one!!

  • These sound so good I almost looked over that sweet lookin’ grill. Making them ASAP!

  • Ellie Weikle

    These look absolutely AMAZING!!!

  • These loaded hot dogs look insanely delicious! Love how loaded with flavor they are and that bacon corn relish sounds incredible!

  • Sandra Gillan McCollum

    I so need to jazz up my hotdogs this way this summer! Chipotle cheese sauce?! YES PLEASE! I don’t think it gets much better than that. Pinning, Stumbling and Yumming! It was so nice meeting you!!

  • ChefSWJR

    I’m sorry…………is it me?? Where is the Chipotle in this recipe??

    • I’m sorry. I missed the chipotle pepper in the ingredients list of the recipe. It was already in the recipe instructions. All should be fixed.

  • I’ve been dreaming about these hot dogs since you posted them last week and since I’m finally just making the rounds of the Saber giveaway bloggers today, I wanted to make sure I tell you that I, too, love hot dogs – and especially hot dogs loaded up with all the good stuff. I can’t decide if I love the idea of the chipotle cheese sauce or the bacon corn relish better, but I’m so glad that by combining them here, you haven’t made me have to choose. :) Cannot WAIT to try this recipe!!

  • Kelly

    I love that this grill uses less gas, but is still really efficient. I think it would make an excellent addition to my home :-)

  • Bill Davies

    sounds good but you should try Sahlen’s hot dogs, grew up near Buffalo and they are the best!