Bacon & Vidalia Onion Hot Dog Grinders

Bacon & Vidalia Onion Hot Dog Grinders

Looking for a dish that will knock your socks off – but you can whip together in literally a matter of minutes with only a couple of ingredients? Well, look no further.

These Bacon & Vidalia Onion Hot Dog Grinders are your hall pass to an easy, affordable, & yummylicious dinner!

Yes, yummylicious.  You should totally start using that word.

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And you should totally make these hot dog grinders today.

Bacon & Vidalia Onion Hot Dog Grinders

Here’s what you need – and the cheese & green onions you see are totally optional! But, it’s really good to sprinkle a little on top 🙂

Bacon & Vidalia Onion Hot Dog Grinders

So, first you need to have freshly fried up bacon.  You could use real bacon bits too if you’re short on time.  Yes, I fried up a lot of bacon because I needed a snack during the whole 10 minutes it took me to get these on the table.

Or, I’m just obsessed with bacon.

Cut a large Vidalia onion in half, and then slice each half into thin slices.  If you fried up bacon, reserve a couple tablespoons of the bacon grease and saute the onions in it.  If you are using bacon bits, saute the Vidalia onions in a couple tablespoons of butter. Season your onions with salt & pepper.

Bacon & Vidalia Onion Hot Dog Grinders

Take about 6 of your favorite hot dogs (I like all beef!) and slice them into rounds once the onions have sauteed to a  nice color.

Throw in the sliced hot dogs.

Bacon & Vidalia Onion Hot Dog Grinders

Saute for a couple more minutes, to warm the hot dogs and slightly toast them.

When done, load your hot dog buns with the mixture.

Bacon & Vidalia Onion Hot Dog Grinders

Top with crumbled bacon.

Garnish with green onions and/or shredded Cheddar cheese if desired.

Bacon & Vidalia Onion Hot Dog Grinders

You can also forgo the hot dog buns all together and pile the mixture into individual serving bowls and have at it with a fork. Just as good!!

Bacon & Vidalia Onion Hot Dog Grinders

Bacon & Vidalia Onion Hot Dog Grinders

Ingredients:

  • 6 hot dogs (I like all beef), sliced into rounds
  • 1 large Vidalia onion, sliced
  • crumbled bacon (or bacon bits)
  • 2 tablespoons butter OR reserved bacon grease
  • hot dog buns
  • green onions to garnish (optional)
  • Cheddar cheese to garnish (optional)
  • salt & pepper to taste

Directions:

Saute the sliced Vidalia onions in the reserved bacon grease or butter until golden brown – season with salt & pepper. Add in the sliced hot dogs & cook for a couple of extra minutes until they are warmed and slightly toasted. Pile the mixture into the hot dog buns, and top with crumbled bacon. Garnish with green onions and/or Cheddar cheese, if desired.

Also really good served as a skillet instead of inside of hot dog buns!

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Bacon & Vidalia Onion Hot Dog Grinders