This is a sponsored post about pigs in a blanket!
Before kids Alan and I spent countless summer days camping on the Olympic Peninsula. We even went as far as getting married on the rocks of the coast, with the Pacific Ocean as our backdrop. This is not camping for the faint of heart, but rather a 2-ish mile hike over rocks and deadfall to our campsite. In theory, that means packing light. I’m the girl though, that will sacrifice the weight of an extra t-shirt and warmer sleeping bag to make sure I eat well when I’m camping. Our traditional first night meal when camping is pigs in a blanket. An all beef hotdog, stuffed with cheese, wrapped in refrigerated dough and skewered with a stick held over a campfire, cooked to perfection.
Can you blame us? Check out this view!
I’m embarrassed to tell you it’s been a long time since we’ve been camping, but we still enjoy pigs in a blanket on a regular basis. We’ve traded out campfire for a grill, and our family time extends beyond ourselves and to our backyard with kids and a swingset.
Our favorite pigs in a blanket on the grill start with Hebrew National kosher hot dogs. They use only premium cuts of beef from the front half of the cow and then choose the best from that. No artificial flavors, colors, fillers or by-products. It’s easy to stand behind.
Pigs in a Blanket on the Grill
A pack of your favorite hot dogs.
Your favorite cheese, sliced into thin pieces
Refrigerated crescent rolls
Heavy duty aluminum foil
Heat gas grill for indirect cooking over medium heat.
Cut a slit in each hot dog to within 1/2 inch of each edge.
Insert strips of cheese into each slit. *The combination of franks and these toppings may not be Kosher.
Wrap 1 dough triangle around each hot dog.
Put your pigs in a blanket on double thickness of heavy-duty foil sprayed with cooking spray, about 2 inches apart. Place foil on grill over indirect heat and cover.
Cook 12 to 15 minutes. A low heat and a slow cook is better than a high heat because you risk burning your pigs in a blanket on the grill.
Now, something to keep in mind is while these Hebrew National Hot Dogs are 100% kosher beef, adding the cheese makes them not kosher anymore. Delicious yes, kosher, no. 🙂
Grilled Pigs in a Blanket.
- A pack of your favorite hot dogs.
- Your favorite cheese sliced into thin pieces
- Refrigerated crescent rolls
- Heat gas grill for indirect cooking over medium heat.
- Cut a slit in each hot dog to within 1/2 inch of each edge.
- Insert strips of cheese into each slit.
- Wrap 1 dough triangle around each hot dog.
- Put your pigs in a blanket on double thickness of heavy-duty foil sprayed with cooking spray, about 2 inches apart. Place heavy duty aluminum foil on grill over indirect heat and cover.
- Cook 12 to 15 minutes.