I’d never been much of a cook growing up, but since Pinterest became a part of my life, I’ve found myself inspired by nearly every recipe I come across. However, my excitement for trying out new recipes mixed with my horrible lack of patience has lead me to combining multiple recipes into one to cut back on time, cost, and labor. I’ll admit, these Frankenstein creations don’t always turn out as well as I imagine they will, but somehow this one managed to be a huge success.
So what is a Bacon Wrapped Slaw Dog exactly?
Think the flavors of BBQ bacon burgers and pulled pork sandwiches wrapped around a hot dog, plus the sweet heat of pineapple and pepper jack cheese all swirled into one delicious bite that completely satisfied all my food cravings simultaneously. And that’s coming from someone who isn’t even a big hot dog or coleslaw fan. You’ve just got to trust me; these little doggies are to die for.
For the coleslaw:
8 cups cabbage, shredded
2 cups pineapple, diced
3/4 cup mayo
2 tbsp cider vinegar
2 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp milk
salt and pepper to taste
For the hot dogs:
8 kosher hot dogs
8 slices of bacon
8 hot dog buns
1/2 cup BBQ sauce
8 slices of pepper jack cheese
16 tooth picks
To make the coleslaw:
Mix all ingredients besides the cabbage and pineapple in a bowl. Add the cabbage and pineapple together in a serving bowl, top with dressing and toss.
Note: this will make enough coleslaw for the hot dogs and to have extra on the side.
To make the hot dogs:
Cut slits lengthwise in the hot dogs, making sure not to cut all the way though, and stuff with cheese. Wrap each hot dog with a slice of bacon and secure it using the tooth picks.
Coat the hot dogs in the BBQ sauce and place on the lower and upper racks of your Turbo Oven. Cook for 20 minutes at 475º F.
Place the finished hot dogs in buns and top with coleslaw.
Over to You
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