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Caramelized Onion & Bacon Hot Dogs

Try this delicious take on classic hot dogs! These easy hot dogs include sautéed onions, peppers, and mushrooms with a little olive oil and garlic as a hot dog topping. I add chopped bacon for an amazing sweet and salty hot dog! Top these with the classic ketchup and mustard or use soy sauce or coconut aminos!

If you love hot dogs and burgers as much as I do, check out my Chicago Hot Dogs, Smash Burgers, or my Grilled Turkey Burgers.

caramelized onion & bacon hot dogs

Why You'll Love This Recipe

You will love this simple and crazy delicious recipe for hot dogs! I love hot dogs because they are nostalgic and take me back to being a kid. But, I like putting adult toppings on them, and this Caramelized Onion & Bacon Hot Dog recipe does not disappoint!

I start with sautéed onions, peppers, and mushrooms with a little olive oil and garlic as a hot dog topping, then I add chopped bacon – because everyone knows bacon makes everything better. I love that this recipe for Caramelized Onion & Bacon Hot Dogs is good enough to eat with no condiments (shocking, but true!). But, you can also add the classic ketchup or mustard, but I actually really love this with coconut aminos (or soy sauce!). Give it a try, I bet you will love it!

caramelized onion & bacon hot dogs

How to Make Caramelized Onion & Bacon Hot Dogs

Step 1

First step is to cook the bacon. I like to do this in my air fryer at 400°F. But you can also do this in your oven or in a skillet as well, up to you! Once the bacon is cooked, chop it into bite sized pieces. Set aside.

Step 2

Next chop your veggies into thin slices.

Step 3

Add olive oil and garlic into a large skillet over medium/high heat. Add the veggies and sauté until the onions are translucent and veggies are cooked.

Step 4

Cook the hot dogs. You can do this by boiling them over the stovetop, in your air fryer, or even on the grill! All ways are delicious.

Step 5

Lightly toast your hot dog buns (optional). Add hot dogs, veggies, and bacon to the bun. Top with condiments if you want (but not needed!).

caramelized onion & bacon hot dogs

Ingredients for Caramelized Onion & Bacon Hot Dogs

Organic Prairie Pork Bacon

Organic Yellow Onion

Organic Mini Sweet Bell Peppers

Organic Baby Bella Mushrooms

Carapelli Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Organic Garlic

Organic Prairie Grassfed Beef Hot Dogs

Organic Hot Dog Buns (I used Silver Hills Bakery Organic Sprouted Wheat Hot Dog Buns, but the Whole Foods 365 Organic Hot Dog Buns are also a favorite!)

caramelized onion & bacon hot dogs

Why go organic?

You may be wondering why I push organic ingredients for everything, even savory and healthy dishes. Organic ingredients go beyond just health and wellness, and contribute so much to the taste and flavor of a recipe. So, if you think that you're making something healthy and buying fruits, veggies, or meats so maybe you don't need to spend the extra to go organic here – let me sway your thinking.

Organic ingredients are made in a more pure way, therefore using no additives, no GMOs, and minimal ingredients. This really allows the true ingredients to shine – and because of that their flavor shines through. Therefore, organic ingredients are more flavorful than their non organic counterparts. So, just because it's already a healthy recipe, or you're already buying good for you ingredients – it doesn't mean you can skip organic! Trust me here, and make the switch. Your body and your taste buds will thank you!

So, I highly recommend that you buy the best organic ingredients for this recipe! You can also shop my Amazon Storefront for all my favorite organic ingredients here. Tip – hover over each ingredient to see the name. And if you want to learn more about organic foods and the difference, read my post here on Food Labels and What They Mean.

caramelized onion & bacon hot dogs

Caramelized Onion & Bacon Hot Dogs

Recipe by MimiDifficulty: Easy


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Try this delicious sweet and salty hot dog topping! Caramelized onions, peppers, mushrooms, and bacon top these organic grassfed beef hot dogs!


  • 1 package Organic Prairie Pork Bacon

  • 1/2 organic yellow onion

  • 5 organic mini sweet bell peppers

  • 4 ounces organic Baby Bella mushrooms

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons organic extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon organic minced garlic

  • 1 package Organic Prairie Hot Dogs

  • 6 organic hot dog buns


  • Cook bacon to your liking and chop into small pieces. Set aside.
  • Slice the onion thin. Slice the peppers into strips. Cut mushrooms in half and then into thin slices.
  • In a large skillet, add the olive oil and garlic. Put over medium/high heat. Add the veggies and sauté until onions are translucent and veggies are cooked. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Cook hot dogs any way you like (boil, air fry, or grill)!
  • Lightly toast hot dog buns. Add hot dog, and top with veggie mix. Top with bacon pieces.
  • Add mustard, ketchup, or soy sauce!


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