Food trucks are the latest culinary craze. You can get just about any type of food from a food truck, and the idea of being able to order a wide variety of meals on the run is part of what makes these mobile restaurants so much fun.
Hotdogs may be one of the most delicious food truck items. It may be the way they are made, or it may be the toppings that are used, but there is something about them that just can’t be beat.
But you don’t have to go out to a food truck to get that delicious hotdog taste. There are plenty of recipes from hotdog food trucks you can make at home. Here is one for a spicy bacon hotdog you won’t be able to resist!
Spicy Bacon Hotdog Recipe
- 3 slices bacon
- 1 medium onion, minced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 bottle chili sauce (like Heinz, not like Sriracha)
- 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
- 1 tbsp yellow mustard
- 1 1/2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 cup apple juice
- 1 8 pack of high-quality beef hot dogs like Hebrew National, Nathan’s, or Oscar Mayer Angus Selects
- 8 hotdog buns
- Desired toppings
In a large skillet, fry the bacon over medium heat until bacon is crisp. Drain the bacon on a paper towel, leaving the drippings in the pan.
Add the onion and garlic to drippings and sauté until the onions are tender and fragrant. Add the chili sauce, brown sugar, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, crumbled bacon, and apple juice, and bring to a boil. Add the hotdogs, reduce heat, and cook for 5-10 minutes until the sauce is thickened and the hotdogs are hot.
Serve immediately or transfer to a slow cooker set to the low setting. Serve with shredded cheese and chopped onions or any other toppings of your choice.
5 More Mouthwatering Hotdogs
Here are some other ideas that will give hotdog food trucks a run for their money:
Cheesy Mexican Gourmet Hotdogs: Take your taco Tuesday to the next level by adding cheese sauce, serrano peppers, cilantro, and crumbled queso fresco to your hotdogs.
Breakfast Hotdogs: These hotdogs are topped with fried eggs, crispy bacon melted cheese, and potato hash, and they are great for any day of the week.
Korean Slaw Dog: Add something exotic to your hotdog by loading it with Sriracha ketchup, ginger-infused mustard, and a sweet and spicy Korean slaw.
Greek Hotdog: With the Mediterranean diet being the latest health trend, you can boost the nutritional value of your hotdog by adding cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, tzatziki, black olives, and crumbled feta.
Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Dogs: Wrap your hotdogs in bacon and then add jalapeno and cheddar for a meal that takes it to the next level.
If you love the taste you get from hotdog food trucks, these recipes can help you enjoy that unique flavor from the comfort of your own home. Which will you be making for tonight’s dinner?
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