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These Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs are a gourmet, sweet, and salty picnic treat! No ordinary dog will do when gathering friends together for a summer gathering! This out-of-the-ordinary recipe will be a major hit!

One hot dog a year is the max for this skinny chick.  But after making this sumptuous, upscale hot dog recipe topped with fruit salsa, my tune has changed!  Learn How to Make Bacon Wrapped Street Hot Dogs in a skillet!

Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs with Fruit Salsa on a narrow white ceramic plate

Why You Must Make these Hot Dogs

Lately, I’ve seen a few jazzed-up hot dogs, like these Fajita Hot Dogs, that made me look at this American phenomenon in a new light! When I mentioned that hot dogs were on the menu to the hubby, the silence was palpable. I knew he was thinking a dog from the grocery store tucked in a mushy, mass-produced bun that he’d have to douse in ketchup.

  • With his first bite of this bacon encased, butcher shop hot dog, the picky hubby declared them a hit. I had planned on grilling but turned to my non-stick skillet when storms rolled through our area as I prepped dinner.
  • The smoky flavor from the bacon kicks these up more than one notch! They were spectacular!
  • Plus the fresh salsa makes for a restaurant-worthy dish by contributing a fresh, sweetness to these hot dogs to balance the savory and salty components.
Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs with Fruit Salsa on a rectangular plate with a ramekin of salsa

How to Make Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs 

I was overly optimistic, thinking the bacon would be self-sticking like the thin Italian prosciutto in my Asparagus Wrapped in Prosciutto. Nope. So I turned to the trusty toothpick.

  • I inserted one toothpick on each end to anchor the bacon as well as to make the picks nearly impossible to ignore. There were rumors that my dad accidentally ate a candle on his birthday cake when we were kids. Not sure if martinis were involved or not!
  • Use the toothpick to pierce a slice of bacon on one end of the hot dog. Then wind the slice around the dog making a single layer spiral. Insert the second toothpick to hold the other end of the slice in place.
  • Cook the hot dog in a skillet, turning to ensure all the bacon is cooked thoroughly and the hot dog is hot.
  • PRO-Tip: I worried that my hubby might need some sort of throat extraction if he fell to the same fate as my dad and bit into a toothpick! My advice is to pull them out as you load the buns. Between the spicy flavorful dogs, the salty bacon, and the sweet and spicy fruit salsa, I was in heaven with every bite.
  • Make sure to buy the best quality hot dogs you can find plus good bulk bacon and these bacon-wrapped hot dogs will become a summer tradition!  I like to purchase mine from my local butcher shop.
Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs with Fruit Salsa on a serving tray

Tips for Making Street Hot Dogs

  • Buy premium hot dogs and bacon if they’re in your budget. I got mine at our local meat market, but they’ll still be tasty with grocery store meat.
  • Use a toothpick to secure the bacon so it doesn’t slide off.
  • Make sure to remove any toothpicks before serving.
  • If you can find lobster roll style buns with a vertical opening, they will make it easier to layer your dogs.
  • You can also make these hot dogs in the oven. Place on a sheet pan and rotate so all the bacon is browned and the hotdog is hot, at 400 degrees for about 30 minutes.

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Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs with Fruit Salsa

The Recipe: Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs with Fruit Salsa

A simple way to turn the ordinary hot dog into a gourmet summer entree!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Yield 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 Hot Dogs (I purchased from our nearby butcher shop)
  • 4-6 slices thick bacon
  • 4 hot dog buns

Salsa:

  • 1 medium peach, peeled and diced (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 cup diced strawberries
  • 1 medium jalapeno, seeds removed, diced
  • 1 tablespoon minced red onion
  • pinch of kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil

Instructions

  1. Wrap a slice of bacon around each hot dog (you can add another ½ slice if you want more coverage, but I had to use toothpicks to help the extra slice adhere).
  2. Place in a skillet and cook, turning as needed until bacon is cooked and hot dog is heated through.
  3. While hot dogs are cooking, make salsa. Add all ingredients to a bowl and toss to combine.
  4. Serve hot dogs in buns with your favorite condiments and top with salsa.

Notes

Use good quality hot dogs and bacon for the best results.

You can also make these in the oven at 400° for about 30 minutes, turning occasionally.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 420Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 990mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 2gSugar: 9gProtein: 17g

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17 comments on “Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs with Fruit Salsa”

  1. I took your advice and went to my local butcher for hot dogs to make these and, wow, what an upgrade! This was a huge hit and everyone wanted them again ASAP!

  2. We loved this for a switch up from plain hotdogs!!

  3. Wow. You have butcher shop-made hot dogs in the States? That is so awesome!!! Unfortunately here we only find these chemicals-ridden massively produced hot dogs, that we rarely buy. That being said though, we can try your recipe with butcher shop sausages, right?:) This peach(!) salsa is a totally new approach for us, and we’re dying to find out how it pairs with these dogs!
    Thanx so much for another amazing recipe dear Liz!
    xoxoxo

  4. Love the fruit salsa idea. How unusual, but I love sweet and salty flavors mixed!

  5. This is the fanciest hot dog I’ve ever seen!

  6. Love the salsa and the bacon together. Such wonderful flavors!

  7. Love the salsa on these dogs.

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