L.A. Style Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dog

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Today the streets of Los Angeles are abuzz. The city is experiencing a renaissance, and one of the main culprits behind this revival is its dynamic food scene. Its food is as varied as the ethnic groups that make up the great city of L.A. and its mobile food scene is equally as impressive.

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Growing up in Southern California, I used to spend a lot of time in Downtown L.A.’s Fashion District with my grandma Lola and my mother. We’d search high and low for the best deals in town every holiday season and it was on one of these shopping adventures that we fell upon the best hot dog recipes to hit the streets of L.A.: the bacon wrapped hot dog. After a long day of wheeling and dealing with vendors, we most definitely worked up an appetite and would indulge in a curbside bacon-wrapped hot dog, soda, and chips. It was impossible to avoid getting messy – these hot dogs are loaded with grilled onions, bell peppers, jalapeños, and then topped with ketchup, mayonnaise, and mustard. They should come with wet wipes to clean up afterwards!

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I reminisce about those dirty dogs now that I’m 1,000 miles away in Colorado. Since I can no longer hop in my grandma’s blue Cadillac and head to Downtown L.A. at the drop of a hat, I had to recreate these flavors at home. In order to cut back on the calories, I substituted regular bacon with turkey bacon and swapped out my hot dog bun with FlatOut’s 5 Grain Flax Folded Flatbread (it’s only 90 calories total!).

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{FlatOut Fun Facts} Every FlatOut Artisan Flatbread is low in fat and provides seven grams of fiber, which makes it perfect for sandwiches, wraps, pinwheels, super easy pizzas, and even hot dogs! Cut back on the carbs without compromising flavor with this bacon-wrapped hot dog recipe that’ll take you right back to the callejones of Los Angeles.

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Ingredients:
1½ tablespoon olive oil
1 cup sliced onion
½ cup sliced bell pepper
1 sliced jalapeño, cut lengthwise
1 slice turkey bacon, cut in half lengthwise
1 all-beef hot dog, cut in half crosswise
1 slice FlatOut 5 Grain Flax Folded Flatbread
Ketchup
Mustard
Mayonnaise

Preparation:

  1. Heat olive oil in a medium pan, and sauté onion until translucent, for approximately 5 minutes. Remove from pan and set aside.
  2. Follow the same process with bell peppers and jalapeño, sautéing each for approximately 5 minutes and then setting aside. Add more oil if necessary.
  3. Once vegetables have been cooked, wrap sliced turkey around hot dog halves. In the same pan, cook wrapped hot dogs until bacon is crispy all around, for approximately 10 minutes.
  4. Heat FlatOut 5 Grain Flax Folded Flatbread in the same pan for 30 seconds on each side.
  5. To assemble: place hot dogs in flatbread, and then top with onions, bell peppers, jalapeños, ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise.

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Many thanks to Society Culinaria and FlatOut for sponsoring this post. The recipe and opinions shared about this product are my own.

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Categories: Main Dishes: Beef

One Comment on “L.A. Style Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dog”

  1. August 25, 2016 at 4:33 pm #

    Oh yum!! This is such a great idea Lola! My kids would love this.

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