Hot Dog Burnt Ends

Smoked hot dogs cooked in bbq sauce, brown sugar, and butter.

  • Author: Jessica Pinney
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 90 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Cuisine: American


12 Hot Dogs

2 Tablespoons Yellow Mustard

1/4 Cup BBQ Rub

1/3 Cup Brown Sugar

1/2 Cup BBQ Sauce

4 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter, sliced


Preheat your smoker to 225F.

Cover hot dogs with yellow mustard, then the bbq rub.

Smoke for 1 hour.

Remove from the smoker. Increase temperature to 400F.

Cut each hot dog into three even pieces.

Place in a disposable pan and top with the brown sugar, bbq sauce, and pats of butter.

Put back in the smoker for 30-45 minutes, stirring often. Burnt ends are ready when the sugar has caramelized and the sauce has thickened.