BLT Hot Dogs with Onions and Special Sauce

This recipe takes hot dogs to a whole new level!


  • 8 pork hot dogs
  • 8 slices smoky, lean bacon
  • 1 heart of romaine lettuce, shredded
  • 2 medium vine-ripe tomatoes
  • 1 small white onion, minced
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons pickle relish
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • Salt and pepper
  • 8 hot dog rolls or brioche lobster rolls, split and lightly toasted


Pre-heat the oven to 375°F.

Parboil the hot dogs in simmering water to heat them through.

Bake the bacon for 7-8 minutes on a broiler pan to render half the fat. Remove and cool to handle.

Wrap the dogs in bacon like a barber shop pole. Crisp up in a hot skillet or a griddle pan, or return to the oven and bake until crisp.

Combine the sour cream with relish and ketchup and season with salt and pepper to make a special sauce.

Serve the dogs on toasted rolls with the special sauce and garnished with lettuce, tomato and onion.

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