The trick is to smoke the meat and not make the meat smoke

TUBE STEAKS COLLEGE STYLE

  Date: September 08, 2009
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This recipe from Fred Thompson’s Barbecue Nation was really two recipes: a marinated hotdog and a chili made for hot dogs. The hot dog marinates while the grill is heating and just before going on the grill the dogs get seasoned with some Cajun seasoning. I guess just in case the chili isn’t hot enough. These were tasty hot dogs & not for the tame. I had a little trouble with them browning up faster than normal I suppose in the spirit of the Cajun seasoning I could say they were blackened. It might have been the marinade burning or grill may have been to hot for the time I cooked the first side. It didn’t matter the dogs were great and your taste buds certainly knew they were alive as soon as you bit into them. What I like is the chili can be made ahead and the hot dogs themselves take no extra time to prep, it is all done while the grill is heating.
Recipe Source:
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Americas Hometown Favorites

Barbecue Nation:

Tube Steaks College Style - Page 212

Dad’s Hot Dog Chili Sauce - Page 334
Grill:
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Kenmore Elite Gas Grill

Direct Grilled:

Using Kenmore Elite Gas Grill
Gear:
  • SR 19" Locking Tongs