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Bacon Wrapped Cheese Stuffed Hot Dogs

Bacon Wrapped Cheese Stuffed Hot Dogs


  1. Partially slice thru the hot dogs lengthwise. They should look like a hotdog bun themselves, opening partially.
  2. Break cheese slice in half.
  3. Place each half slice into hotdog opening.
  4. Get 2 toothpicks and one slice of bacon.
  5. Sprinkle Sauce Goddess Sweet Heat spice rub on one side of the bacon slice.
  6. Using one toothpick attach one end of the bacon to the hotdog spice side facing towards the hotdog.
  7. Wrap the bacon around the hotdog from one end to the other, attaching the second toothpick.
  8. Place on the grill and cook until the bacon is slightly.
  9. Baste the hotdog with Sauce Goddess grilling sauce.
  10. Cook until sauce is caramelized and bacon is completely cooked.

Prep Time: 15 minutes - Cook Time: 10 minutes ; Yield: 6

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Creamy Avocado Dip

The creamy texture of avocados and the “good for us” fat makes them an easy addition to any meal. This recipe is a quick dip you an make. It’s like guacamole but with some dairy for extra creamy dipping.



  1. Slice each avocado in half and scoop out the insides into a bowl.
  2. Add sour cream and juice.
  3. Add spices. If you want it milder, use 1 1/2 tsp of Latin Heat. If you want it spicier, use 2 Tbsp.
  4. Stir to combine.
  5. Serve with tortillas chips or slices of fresh pepper.

Prep Time: 20 minutes ; Yield: 8 servings
Serving Size: 1/4 cup

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Fun “finger” food for the big game

These meatballs can be served warm or left at room temperature safely for 2 hours. The recipe was a suggestion from one of our retailers, Jeanne at Siesel’s Old Fashioned meats in San Diego. The thumb is a finger and as we always say, *if you don’t lick your fingers, someone else will!

Thumbprint Meatballs

    The Meatball:
  • 1 lb. ground meat (beef, pork, turkey or veal)
  • ½ cup cooked brown rice (or dry bread crumbs or crumbed crackers)
  • 1 XL egg
  • 1 Tbsp. Sauce Goddess spice rub (Latin Heat, Sweet Heat or Moroccan Twist)

  1. Preheat your oven to 350.
  2. Brush oil on a cookie sheet or use non-stick.
  3. Combine the meatball mixture in a bowl using your hands to completely mix all the ingredients together.
  4. Roll into a 1-1 ½” balls.
  5. Press the center of each gently with your thumb creating a pocket for the filler.
  6. Fill the pocket with a small amount of pepper relish (or other filling).
  7. At this point you can close the meatball and not see the filling or leave it open so it looks like a thumbprint cookie.
  8. Bake for 10-15 minutes until meat is cooked. Please on a paper towel to absorb any excess grease.
  9. Plate and enjoy.

Prep Time: 20 minutes - Cook Time: 10 minutes ; Yield: about 12-15
Serving Size: one

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Smoked Fish Spread with Sweet Heat

This appetizer is delicious made with Salmon (grilled leftover or smoked), whitefish or any smoked fish you can find. Perfect with crackers. it’s rich so a little seems to satisfy plenty.

Smoked Fish Spread with Sweet Heat


  1. Place cream cheese, sour cream, Worcestershire sauce and Sweet Heat in a bowl.
  2. Stir to combine.
  3. Add fish.
  4. Stir to combine.
  5. Taste to adjust seasoning to your liking.
  6. Serve with crackers and enjoy.

If you want it spicier you can also add hot sauce when creating the cream cheese mixture.

Prep Time: 5 minutes ; Yield: 2 cups
Serving Size: 1 tsp

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Bacon Wrapped Shrimp

This recipe is really great for parties. It’s a mild combination of sweet shrimp and smoked slightly salty bacon. The thin Sweet & Tangy marinade is a nice compliment.

Bacon Wrapped Shrimp


  1. Soak toothpicks in water while you are prepping.
  2. Partially cook bacon until no longer raw. It should still be flexible enough to be wrapped around the shrimp.
  3. Remove bacon from pan while warm.
  4. Cut bacon in half to create 2 wide, short strips.
  5. Wrap a strip of bacon around each shrimp and attach soaked toothpick to hold bacon in place.
  6. Preheat the grill on medium.
  7. Pour sauce into deep bowl that is wide enough to dunk the shrimp. I like to use a glass two cup measuring cup. Seems to be just the right size.
  8. Dunk each shrimp in sauce and place on the grill.
  9. Cook 5 minutes.
  10. Dunk again and flip to cook the other side.
  11. Repeat the process until the shrimp is cooked and the bacon and sauce are a nice caramelized color.

This recipe is also great with our award winning Sweet & Spicy sauce.

Prep Time: 10 minutes - Cook Time: 20 minutes ; Yield: 6 servings
Serving Size: 2

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Bacon Wrapped Jalapenos

This is much more fun (and sinful) than low cal ranch dipping sauce with raw peppers. It’s perfect for meals on the grill or tantalizing appetizer. It takes a bit more time but so worth it!


  • 8 whole jalapeno peppers (or mild mini bells)
  • 8 strips uncooked bacon, thin
  • ¼ cup Sauce Goddess Sticky Sweet or Sweet & Spicy sauce
  • 8 x ½ inch pieces of Monterey Jack or other good melting cheese
  • 16 toothpicks

  1. Soak the toothpicks in water so they won’t burn on the grill.
    Prepare Peppers
  1. Half cut lid of pepper by carefully slicing across halfway thru the pepper at the top just below the stem.
  2. Cut a side slit by carefully slicing down the length of the pepper 2/3 of the way down.
  3. "Manage the Heat:" Some of the seeds and ribs have to be removed to make room for the cheese but not all of them. If you want it good 'n spicy you can leave some in. If you use the milder mini peppers no seeds need to be removed.
  4. To remove seeds and rib open the pepper gently by pressing the end toward the stem. Using a small paring knife carefully cut the ribs where they meet the side of the pepper. Use the knife and pull at them. They should come out with slight resistance.
    Put It All Together
  1. Now that the pepper has some space, place one slice of cheese inside.
  2. Wrap uncooked bacon around pepper taking care to place the largest end of the bacon over the top slit and roll the bacon around to the tip then back to the top.
  3. Use 2 toothpicks to seal the pepper closed and hold the cheese inside while it melts by pushing them completely through in an X configuration.
  4. Grill over low/medium heat until the bacon is cooked.
  5. Baste with Sauce Goddess BBQ sauce of choice and continue cooking for 5 minutes.
  6. Put a little extra BBQ sauce in a bowl if you want some dipping sauce.

Prep Time: 1 hour - Cook Time: 20 minutes ; Yield: 4
Serving Size: 2

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BBQ Bacon Fatty

Known as the breakfast on BBQ competition mornings, it’s perfect for a group with a good appetite. When made with ground turkey it’s known as the “skinny fatty”. No matter what meat you choose it’s super delicious.

BBQ Bacon Fatty


    Meat Roll Prep
  1. Preheat the oven or smoker on 250 degrees.
  2. Add seasoning to ground turkey.
  3. Place a large piece of plastic wrap on a cutting board.
  4. Spread out the ground turkey into a square about 8-9".
  5. Sprinkle cheese over meat.
  6. Drizzle half the sauce over the cheese.
  7. Roll up into a 9" tube. Should be about 4" around.
  8. Press the ends closed to seal in the cheese.
    Bacon Lattice
  1. Again, on plastic wrap lay half the bacon side by side.
  2. Place the other half of the slices across the first set, alternating top and bottom to create a lattice with the bacon slices.
  3. Remove the plastic wrap from the meat roll and place it on the bacon lattice.
  4. Use the wrap to help close up the entire BBQ bacon fatty.
  5. Bake for 1 hour at 250. Or feel free to use your smoker.
  6. Baste with sauce once the bacon has begun to get crispy.
  7. Use a meat thermometer to make sure it's 165.
  8. Slice and enjoy!

Prep Time: 30 minutes - Cook Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes ; Yield: 10 servings
Serving Size: 1 slice

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Chicken Wing Dip

It doesn’t get much easier than this Sauce Goddess version of Chicken Wing Dip. It’s got a wonderful BBQ flavor with than yummy blue cheese. Positively addictive.

Chicken Wing Dip


  1. Place all ingredients in food processor and puree.
  2. Adjust thickness by adding either more sauce or cheese.
  3. Dip with celery sticks or chips.

Prep Time: 30 minutes ; Yield: 4 cups

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Sweet BBQ Peanut Butter Dip

This is a delicious option to an ordinary peanut satay sauce. It’s thicker and can be used a dip or a spread.

Sweet BBQ Peanut Butter Dip


  1. Place peanut butter in the microwave for no more than 30 seconds so it's barely thinned out.
  2. Add sauce and stir to combine.
  3. Use as a dip for celery sticks. If you add a bit more Sweet & Tangy sauce it can be used in place of satay sauce for grilled chicken kabobs.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

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Gluten Free Snack Mix

This is a variation on that famous “Chex mix”. To make it vegan, don’t use Worcestershire sauce and use olive oil instead of butter.

Gluten Free Snack Mix

  • 1-12 oz box Rice Chex cereal
  • 1-12 oz box Corn Chex cereal
  • 1-12 oz bag Gluten Free Pretzels (Glutino or Snyders)
  • 1-15 oz can Planters Mixed Nuts
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 1/3 cup Gluten Free Tamari or Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 Tbsp BBQ Sweet Heat

  1. Preheat oven to 250.
  2. Melt butter, sauce and Sweet Heat.
  3. Place all cereal, pretzels and nuts in a large roasting pan.
  4. Pour butter mixture over cereal mixture.
  5. Stir gently.
  6. Bake for one hour, stirring gently ever 15 minutes.
  7. Enjoy!

Prep Time: 10 minutes - Cook Time: 1 hour
Serving Size: 30 cups

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