GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. -- This week, Beverly Barrett from Litchfield joined us for Mike's Backyard BBQ. Bev said her recipes for Hot Diggity Dogs & Donut'Smores are really fun and easy for anyone to make on their back yard grill. The retired Home Economics teacher also encourages kids to help.
Hot Diggety Dog
1 pound lean ground beef (at least 80%)
6 slices lean bacon
6 hot dog or hoagie buns
Optional: Toppings like lettuce, tomato, onion,chili
Divide ground beef into 6 strips-hot dog shaped. Wrap each with a strip of bacon securing each end with round wooden toothpicks. Place crosswise on grill and cook until burger is no longer pink. Time depends on the heat of the fire.
You can top you hot diggety dog with this all-in-one hot dog mustard. It eliminates having to have 3 containers of condiments on the table. I prefer mustard to ketchup so I like this recipe, but you could modify the recipe if you want to suit your families tastes. I like to use dill pickle relish instead of sweet pickle relish. It makes 2 ½ cups full so make sure to label it and store in the refrigerator.
All-In-One Hot Dog Mustard
16 ounces (2 cups) mustard
1/3 cup ketchup
1/3 cup drained pickle relish
Mix in a bowl and place in clean container and refrigerate. Makes 2 1/2 cups
and can be stored for 6 months.
While the hot diggity dogs are cooking you could make some easy Donut S'Mores for dessert. You might not even have to put them on the grill if it is a warm summer day as the marshmallow cream is already melted and it doesn't take much heat to melt chocolate. I'd put them on aluminum foil or an aluminum pan instead of putting directly on the grill. You might have to look for a while to find plain cake doughnuts as most are sugared or glazed. The sugared ones work, but the doughnut get a little soggy.
12 plain cake doughnuts
Chocolate candy bars ( I like to use mini ones)
Slice the doughnut in half horizontally Spread about a tablespoon of marshmallow cream one half of each doughnut. Top with chocolate candy bar pieces. Wrap in foil or put in foil pan and put on fire just until marshmallow and chocolate melts.