Smoked Hot Dogs are a delicious way to up your hot dog game! Rolled in steak seasoning, the hot dogs are then placed on the smoker and smoked until decadently delicious. A smoky, juicy version of the classic hot dog.

This post and recipe is sponsored by Certified Piedmontese. All words and photographs are my own. Thank you so much for supporting the brands that make KJ & Company possible!

Why Use an All-Beef Hot Dog?

When it comes to eating a hot dog, quality is important! Not only for flavor, but also for a genuine hot dog not made with fillers. Here’s what Certified Piedmontese has to say about their hot dogs:

“Because our fully cooked, gourmet hotdogs are made with 100% Certified Piedmontese steak trim, they deliver premium quality, flavor, and texture. These quarter-pound hotdogs have only 180 calories each and absolutely no fillers, nitrates, nitrites, or MSG, making them a hearty and healthy addition to your next cookout. Add your favorite toppings and sides for an easy and nutritious meal straight from the grill. All Certified Piedmontese beef is verified all-natural and raised without hormones or antibiotics.”

These hot dogs were next level delicious! Not only was I able to enjoy a childhood favorite, but was able to do so knowing I wasn’t eating a whole bunch of yucky stuff. Bite into one of these all-beef hot dogs to see for yourself!

How to Make Smoked Hot Dogs

Smoking hot dogs may not be the first thing that comes to mind when deciding what to throw on the smoker, but they definitely need to be! Take the nostalgic flavors of a hot dog to the next level by adding them to the smoker. All beef hot dogs from Certified Piedmontese take on the wonderful flavor of the smoker all awhile keeping the classic snap of a hot dog. Here’s how to make them:

  1. Lightly roll the hot dogs in CP Ultimate Steak Rub. It’s easiest to do this when the hot dogs are right out of the package and haven’t dried out!
  2. Smoke for about an hour. I love to use hickory pellets.
  3. Garnish with condiments and dig in!

What Sets Certified Piedmontese Beef Apart

Certified Piedmontese isn’t just any other beef brand that you may think. They have such a unique, healthy and appealing way that they operate. Let’s dive into the details on what sets Certified Piedmontese apart from the others:

  • Their cows come from the rare Piedmontese breed of cattle from Italy – less than 1% of cattle in the United States are Piedmontese, but Certified Piedmontese has the largest herd of these cattle.
  • The beef is naturally healthier, but does not sacrifice on flavor and tenderness.
  • The beef has fewer calories, less fat and higher protein per ounce than beef from other breeds.
  • The cattle are raised naturally without hormones, antibiotics or steroids – and on ranches here in the Midwest!
  • You get the taste of real beef since it is naturally cleaner and leaner.
  • Certified Piedmontese has a ranch-to-fork process that ensures traceability, environmental sustainability and humane handling.

Now, I don’t know about you guys, but COUNT ME IN! Not only are all of those amazing qualities of the Certified Piedmontese brand enough to get you on board, but tasting their product will have you hooked for life. I sure am!

PS: don’t live in Nebraska or have access to run into The Mercato? Don’t worry! They’ve got you covered with online ordering over at Certified Piedmontese!

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Smoked Hot Dogs

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  • Author: KJ & Company - Kate Poskochil
  • Total Time: 1 hour, 5 mintues
  • Yield: 8 hot dogs 1x


Smoked Hot Dogs are a delicious way to up your hot dog game! Rolled in steak seasoning, the hot dogs are then placed on the smoker and smoked until decadently delicious. A smoky, juicy version of the classic hot dog.




  1. Preheat your smoker to 225 degrees.
  2. Place the steak rub onto a small plate. Lightly roll each hot dog into the steak rub to create a gentle coating. It is easiest to do this when the hot dogs are fresh out of the package and haven’t dried off.
  3. Smoke the hot dogs for 60 minutes, or until completely heated through and smoked.
  4. Serve with hot dog buns and desired condiments, such as ketchup and mustard. Enjoy!


  • I like to use hickory pellets when smoking.
  • The hot dogs can also be smoked plain without the rub if desired.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Smoking
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 180

Keywords: Smoked Hot Dogs, Hot Dogs, Smoking Recipes

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