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3 Hot Dog Camping Recipes That Will Make Your Belly Happy

5 min

September 7, 2023


Is there a more perfect combination than hot dogs and camping? The sound of the crackling fire. The aroma of your hot dog cooking to perfection and all the tasty toppings. And finally, the taste.

Mmmmm, I’m getting hungry just thinking of it!

After a long day of enjoying camping fun and adventures there’s no better way to soothe your hungry belly than with a delicious hot dog that’s been roasted to perfection over the campfire.

Since July is National Hot Dog month, we figured it’s the perfect time to celebrate this delicious camping staple.

Here are three yummy hot dog recipes that will be perfect for your next camping trip.

1. Cowboy Hot Dog

This isn’t your average hot dog. BBQ sauce, onions, cheese, and bacon make this a filling, oh-so-delicious camping meal.


  • 4 beef hot dogs
  • 4 hot dog buns
  • 1 large yellow onion (cut into half moons)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp spicy brown mustard
  • 6 tbsp BBQ sauce
  • 6 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese


Start by heating your oil in a large frying pan. Add your onion and cook until they are a deep golden. Stir often for about 20 minutes. (Note: You could prepare this part at home and then bring them in an airtight container.)

Cook the hot dogs over campfire to your liking. Put your buns on the grill until lightly toasted.

Spread mayonnaise on the buns, add BBQ sauce and mustard, put the hot dogs in their buns. Finally, top off your hot dogs with cheese, bacon, and onions.

2. Frito Dogs

The Fritos add a satisfying crunch to these tasty hot dogs.


  • 8 beef hot dogs
  • 8 hot dog buns
  • 1 can (15 ounce) chili (with beans)
  • 1 ½ cups Frito chips, crushed
  • 1 ½ cups shredded cheese
  • Jalapeno slices (optional)


Cook your chili over medium-low heat until heated through and cook your hot dogs over the campfire to your liking.

You can put your buns on the grill (cut side down) for a light toasting.

After you put your hot dogs in the buns, top them with chili, cheese, jalapeno slices, and Frito chips.

3. Campfire Hot Dog Pups

If you adore bacon, then you’re going to fall in love these hot dog pups.


  • 8 beef hot dogs
  • 8 hot dog buns
  • Sliced cheese, cut in strips
  • 10 slices bacon, cut in half


Split your hot dogs lengthwise, without cutting all the way through. Fill the slits with strips of cheese (because it’s not a meal without cheese!)

Next, wrap 2 strips of bacon around each hot dog. Secure the bacon using toothpicks.

When you cook your hot dogs over the campfire, make sure the cheese side is up. Then remove the toothpicks.

Throw your buns on the grill until lightly toasted. Put the hot dogs in the buns and enjoy!

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