homemade pretzel dog

Cheesy Pretzel Dogs

A beef hot and cheddar cheese is dog is baked into homemade pretzel dough. 
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pretzel Hot Dog
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 8
Calories: 401kcal
Author: Kristen Chidsey

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • Water for boiling 4 cups
  • 1/4 cup baking soda
  • kosher salt
  • 8 organic nitrate-free hot dogs
  • 8 oz sharp cheddar cheese cut into 8 5 inch sticks

Instructions

  • Start with the pretzel dough. Combine the flour, salt and yeast with a dough hook on a kitchen stand mixer. Add the water in and allow the dough to come together, scraping the sides if necessary. Let the dough knead in the mixer on low for about 8 minutes, until smooth and shiny.
  • Place dough in greased large mixing bowl and cover with a damp kitchen towel. Allow to rise until doubled in size, about 30 minutes.
  • Once the dough had rose, preheat the oven to 450. Also bring 4 cups of water to a boil on the stove.
  • Divide the dough into 8 equal pieces and roll each piece into about an 8 inch oval--to fit the hot dog. Place the hot dog and the cheese slice in the middle of each oval and bring the dough over the sides, securing the dough over the hot dog and cheese. Flip the dog, seam side down and cut about 4-5 small slits evenly spaced across the hot dog to allow steam to escape.
  • Once the water has come to a boil, turn the stove off and stir in 1/4 cup baking soda into the water. Gently place each pretzel dog into the water bath, one at a time, just until coated with the mixture.
  • Place the pretzel dogs on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or well greased. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until dough is nicely golden brown.
  • Dip into mustard if desired!!

Notes

The nutritional values are approximate. The type of hotdog and cheese you will use will greatly vary the fat and calories. This value is based on hotdogs with 16 grams of fat each--the ones I use is 8 grams of fat per hot dog. 
Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Pretzel Dogs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 401 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 37%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 54mg 18%
Sodium 1811mg 75%
Potassium 258mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 1g
Protein 18g 36%
Vitamin A 5.7%
Calcium 22.2%
Iron 12.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.