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Easy Camping Hot Dog Recip

Not Your Average Hot Dog Camping Recipes

Hot dogs are a common staple food for camping. They are easy to cook over a fire or on the grill and do not require much planning or preparing ahead of time. But they also get boring real fast. If you are sick of a regular hot dog and bun combo here are three great hot dog camping recipes that will kick-start a great camping menu.

Most of these recipes allow you to prepare some ingredients at home and bring them in a Ziploc bag making meal time at your campsite much easier.

Hot Dog Camping Recipes
Cowboy Onion & Bacon Hot Dog


Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Serves: 4

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large yellow onion, cut into half moons
4 all beef hot dogs
4 hot dog buns
6 tbsp mayonnaise
2 tbsp spicy brown mustard
4 tbsp barbeque sauce
½ cup shredded cheese
6 slices cooked bacon, crumbled (can cook ahead of time and put in Ziploc bag)

Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat, add onion, and cook until deep golden and very tender, stirring frequently, about 20 minutes. If you wanted to do this at home, just put the onions in an air tight container in your cooler to keep cold.

Grill or cook hot dogs over the campfire until slightly charred all over, about 6 minutes, turning occasionally. Add buns and grill, turning frequently, until warmed and lightly charred, about 3 minutes.

Spread buns with mayonnaise and drizzle with mustard and barbecue sauce. Set hot dogs in buns. Sprinkle cheese on top, followed by caramelized onions and bacon.

hot dog camping recipes
Campfire Hotdog Pups


Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 12 minutes

Serves: 6-8

8 all beef hot dogs
sliced cheese, cut in strips
10 slices bacon, cut in half crosswise
8 hot dog buns

Split hot dogs lengthwise, not cutting through, and fill with strips of cheese. Wrap 2 strips of bacon around each hot dog and secure with toothpicks.

Grill or cook over campfire, cheese side up. Remove toothpicks. Add buns and grill, turning frequently, until warmed and lightly charred, about 3 minutes.

hot dog camping recipes
Frito Hot Dog


Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Serves: 6-8

8 all beef hot dogs
8 hot dog buns
1 (15 oz) can of chili with beans
1 ½ cups shredded cheese
1 ½ cups frito chips, crushed
jalapeno slices

In a medium sauce pan over medium-low heat cook the chili until heated through. Keep warm.

Lightly grease the grill grates of an outdoor grill. Heat the grill to medium-high heat. Place hot dogs onto the grill and grill until they are slightly charred on the outside. Hot dogs can also be cooked over the campfire.

Place hot dog buns onto the grill or campfire grate cut side down and grill until lightly toasted. Place hot dogs onto the buns. Top with chili, shredded cheese, pickled jalapeno slices, and crushed Frito chips.

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