Bacon Blue Cheese Cowboy Hot Dog

This Bacon Blue Cheese Cowboy Hot Dog will start your grilling season off on the right track! And don’t forget the onion rings and BBQ sauce!

Dish Count :: 1 Skillet, 1 Grill

Bacon Blue Cheese Cowboy Dog - www.countrycleaver.com I have waited ALL YEAR For this!! It’s Hot Dog Week 2015, people – let’s get pumped! I’m so excited I hashtagged this event. Again. If you’re surprised by that, you’re obviously new here. WELCOME!

And if you are new to this year event, it started three years ago, over my love of summer, probably baseball, warm weather and some other BS that I can’t think of right now. Truthfully, I just love hot dogs. They’re the most versatile of tubular meats and they should be celebrated. Top them with whatever you want, they’re always a hit. And this week I have a few more up my sleeve to re-inspire you from the traditional ketchup and mustard faire. Join me!Bacon Blue Cheese Cowboy Dog - www.countrycleaver.com

A couple of weeks ago Ben and I finally got out of town to head east to the other side of the mountains, away from Seattle, and we hit up the local burger joint, right off the interstate that no one stops at any more passing it for next largest town, filled with chotskis and sorely in need of an update, but with a menu as long as a RiteAid receipt. On it was their Cowboy Burger, and I scored one of them for myself and something more basic for Ben. We took them down by the river and ate up with Huck right next to us, trying to scam a fry or slurp of milkshake.

And that’s when it hit me – the Cowboy burger needed the reinvention into the Cowboy Dog. And this was it. Can I get an amen!?! I hope that you love today’s kick of HotDogWeek2015 and come back Wednesday for the next round. Get yo’ fat pants on friends, it’s gettin’ real. Bacon Blue Cheese Cowboy Dog - www.countrycleaver.com

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Yield: 4

Bacon Blue Cheese Cowboy Hot Dog

Ingredients:

  • 4 Hot Dog Buns
  • 4 All Beef Hot Dogs
  • 1 package frozen Onion Rings, prepared
  • 1 Onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 Tbsp Butter
  • 5 Slices Bacon, prepared and chopped
  • 1/2 cup BBQ Sauce, like Head Country Hickory Smoke BBQ Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Blue Cheese Crumbles

Directions:

Prepare onion rings according to package directions.

Prepare bacon is skillet, frying until crispy and drain on paper towels. Chop when cool enough to handle.

In the skillet, melt butter until simmering. Add in sliced onions and caramelize until golden brown.

Preheat the grill over medium heat. Grill hot dogs until heated through and lightly charred on the outside.

To assemble the hot dogs, Place hot dogs in the buns, top with caramelized onions, chopped bacon, blue cheese crumbles, onion rings, and drizzle in BBQ Sauce. Serve immediately

*This post is sponsored by Head Country BBQ Sauce. All opinions are my own*