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Are you ready for the 4th of July? If not, I’ve got 3 easy hot dog recipes you can whip together this weekend for your family or party including a Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dog, a Mac-N-Cheese Hot Dog, and … a Sissy Dog. That’s ketchup, mustard, and relish for all the picky eaters out there who are pickier than me!Let’s start with the Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dogs!When you’re at the store, make sure to pick up the following ingredients:The Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dog is a late-night Los Angeles staple. Whenever we leave a concert or venue, street vendors line the street and you can just smell that bacony-wrapped goodness wafting in the air! Since I don’t have a street cart, I’m going to try grilling them at home and my recipe is below.
- Hot Dogs
- Hot Dog Buns
- Bacon (2 strips per hot dog)
- Red Bell Peppers (1 for every 3 hot dogs)
- Green Bell Peppers or Jalapeño Peppers (1 for every 3 hot dogs)
- White Onion (1 for every 3 hot dogs)
- Start by chopping your peppers and onions and sautee them on the stove in a little bit of butter until browned, then keep warm on stove.
- Get your grilled warmed up, butter your hot dog buns and wrap your hot dogs.
- To wrap your hot dog in bacon, take a toothpick and snap it in half, then wrap one slice of bacon around one half of the hot dog, securing the bacon strip with a toothpick. Do the same with the other half and another slice of bacon.
- Grill your hot dog (8-15 minutes), turning every few minutes and toast your hot dog buns (3-5 minutes).
- When cooked and toasted, remove from the grill, remove the toothpicks from the hot dog.
- Place hot dog in toasted bun, top with mustard, and load it up with peppers and onions. Enjoy!
If bacon is not your thing (and if that’s the case, then WHAT?), how about macaroni and cheese? The Mac-N-Cheese dog is the perfect throwback to those days when you were a kid and the babysitter made sliced hot dogs in macaroni and cheese.These dogs are a bit easier to make, but when you’re at the store, pick up these ingredients:Ingredients:
- Oscar Meyer Hot Dogs
- Kraft Macaroni and Cheese
- Green Onions
- Hot Dog Buns
Instructions: This recipe is super simple. Start with your blue box Kraft Macaroni and Cheese. Follow the directions on the back of the box and whip up some macaroni and cheese. While it’s cooking, slice your hot dogs dog the middle, chop your green onions, and butter your buns! Grill them both, the hot dogs for roughly 8-15 minutes and the hot dog buns for 3-5 minutes depending on the heat of your grill. When done, generously top your dogs with Kraft Macaroni and Cheese and green onions. Enjoy!And if these two dogs are t0o much for you, then you can stick to the grilled Sissy Dog with simple ketchup, mustard, and relish. I don’t think a recipe is needed for that one! And if you need to make a complete meal, you can serve your hot dogs with a side of grill roasted potatoes or corn. Be sure to check out more delicious grilling recipes in Kraft’s digital cookbook. I’d love to hear your favorite!