Caramelized Onion & Bacon Hot Dogs

Eggless Game Day Snacks Gluten Free High Altitude Lunch & Dinner No Seed Oils | Published May 22, 2023 by Mimi Council

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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! You can top these Caramelized Onion & Bacon Hot Dogs 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, Classic Cheeseburgers, or my Grilled Turkey Burgers.

caramelized onion & bacon hot dogs

Why You'll Love This Recipe

Adult Hot Dogs: 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!

Sweet & Salty: 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. This combination of sweet grilled onions and peppers along with salty bacon and hot dog makes a delicious hot dog that you will fall in love with.

No Condiments Needed: 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


Organic Prairie Pork Bacon

Organic Yellow Onion

Mini Organic Sweet Bell Peppers

Organic Baby Bella Mushrooms

Carapelli Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Fresh Organic Garlic (cloves or minced is fine)

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!)

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caramelized onion & bacon hot dogs

Step by Step Instructions

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


How should I cook the bacon?

You can cook the bacon in your toaster oven, air fryer, or oven. This is my preferred method. I line a sheet pan with parchment paper (or foil) and bake at 400°F for about 10 to 12 minutes. You can also cook bacon in a cast iron skillet if you prefer. I like my bacon crispy, which is why I prefer the baking method.

What can I serve these with?

I love serving hot dogs with pickles! Try my Refrigerator Pickles recipe, you will love it! You can also serve these with my Lemon Herb French Fries or Garlic Ranch Pretzels.

How should I store leftovers?

If you are just making a couple hot dogs, you can just cook the couple hot dogs you need and top them. Store the extra veggies and bacon in an airtight container in the fridge. Then just heat the hot dogs for your next serving and warm up the veggies and bacon.

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caramelized onion & bacon hot dogs

Caramelized Onion and Bacon Hot Dogs

Mimi Council
Try this delicious sweet and salty hot dog topping! Caramelized onions, peppers, mushrooms, and bacon top these organic grassfed beef hot dogs!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Makes 6 hot dogs
Calories 434 kcal



  • 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!


High Altitude – Follow the recipe as noted.


Calories: 434kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 15gFat: 27gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0.05gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 771mgPotassium: 345mgFiber: 2gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 745IUVitamin C: 32mgCalcium: 83mgIron: 3mg
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