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Cowboy Hot Dogs

Photo: Erin Kunkel
Total time 30 mins
Yield Serves 4
With several toppings, including caramelized onions, bacon, and barbecue sauce, these can be customized for a range of diners, from those who like their dogs plain to those who want them fully loaded and hearty enough to fuel a day out on the range. 

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, cut into half moons
  • 4 bison* or other hot dogs
  • 4 potato hot dog buns
  • About 6 tbsp. mayonnaise
  • About 2 tbsp. spicy brown mustard, such as Gulden's
  • About 4 tbsp. barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 cup shredded white cheddar cheese
  • 6 slices cooked bacon, crumbled

Nutrition Information

  • calories 633
  • caloriesfromfat 63 %
  • protein 17 g
  • fat 44 g
  • satfat 13 g
  • carbohydrate 9.5 g
  • fiber 1.7 g
  • sodium 1111 mg
  • cholesterol 69 mg

How to Make It

  1. Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat on a camp stove, or over a charcoal or wood-fired grill heated to medium (350°; you can hold your hand 5 in. above cooking grate only 7 seconds). Add onion and cook until deep golden and very tender, stirring frequently, about 20 minutes.

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

  3. Spread buns with mayonnaise and drizzle with mustard and barbecue sauce. Set hot dogs in buns.

  4. Sprinkle cheese on top, followed by caramelized onions and bacon.

  5. *Find bison hot dogs at highplainsbison.com or Whole Foods Market.

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Also appeared in: Sunset, June, 2012;