Sizzling Grilled Hot Dogs with Peppers and Onions: A Nostalgic Summer Delight

Oct 24, 2023 | Main Courses


Prep Time

Cooking Time

15 minutes
25 minutes

Grilled Hot Dogs with Peppers and Onions

Growing up, summers were always filled with the mouthwatering aroma of sizzling sausages, peppers, and onions wafting through the neighborhood. It brings back memories of bustling backyard gatherings and the joy of communal feasting. Today, I want to share my take on this classic dish, which holds a special place in my heart. So, grab your tongs and get ready for a journey of flavors and passion!

– 4 quality hot dog buns
– 4 grilled hot dogs (beef, chicken, or plant-based depending on preference)
– 2 bell peppers (any color you fancy), thinly sliced
– 1 large onion, thinly sliced
– 3 tablespoons olive oil
– 2 cloves of garlic, minced
– Salt and pepper to taste
– Optional toppings: mustard, ketchup, mayonnaise, relish, or cheese (cheddar or American)


1. Prepare the peppers and onions:

  • Heat two tablespoons of olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add the thinly sliced onions and peppers to the skillet and toss them around to coat them in the oil.
  • Sprinkle a pinch of salt and pepper and sauté until the veggies become tender and slightly caramelized, stirring occasionally for about 10 minutes.
  • Remove the skillet from the heat and set it aside.

2. Fire up the grill:

  • Preheat your grill to medium heat, ensuring it’s well-oiled to prevent any food from sticking.

3. Grill the hot dogs:

  • Brush the hot dogs with the remaining tablespoon of olive oil, ensuring they are evenly coated.
  • Place the hot dogs on the preheated grill and cook them for about 5-6 minutes, turning occasionally, until they attain a perfectly charred exterior and juicy interior.

4. Toast the buns:

  • While the hot dogs are grilling, lightly toast the hot dog buns on the grill until they become slightly crispy. This will add a delightful crunch to each bite.

5. Assemble and serve:

  • Place the grilled hot dogs into the toasted buns.
  • Top them generously with the sautéed peppers and onions, allowing the flavors to intertwine harmoniously.
  • Feel free to customize your hot dog with your preferred choice of toppings. Classic mustard and ketchup never fail, but relish or melted cheese can take it to the next level.

Grilled Hot Dogs with Peppers and Onions

Serving Suggestions and Variations:
– For a spicy kick, sprinkle some crushed red pepper flakes or drizzle hot sauce over the finished hot dogs.
– Elevate the flavor profile by grilling the hot dogs on a cedar plank or adding a smoky infusion with bacon-wrapped hot dogs.
– Experiment with different types of sausages, such as bratwurst or chorizo, to suit your taste buds and discover new flavor combinations.
– Serve these delicious grilled hot dogs with a side of crispy french fries, a vibrant salad, or even a refreshing coleslaw.

Grilled Hot Dogs with Peppers and Onions

Juicy, smoky, and packed with delightful flavors, these grilled hot dogs with peppers and onions bring back cherished memories of summer gatherings. As you savor each bite, appreciate the simplicity and yet satisfying nature of this humble dish. Feel free to experiment and make it your own, adding your personal touch. Let this recipe be a catalyst for creating your own unforgettable moments with loved ones around your table, celebrating the joy of good food and even better company.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 hot dog with bun and toppings

Servings Per Recipe 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 380
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 29%
  Saturated Fat 4.5g 23%
  Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 660mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 12%
  Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
  Sugars 6g  
Protein 12g  
Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 80%
Calcium 8% Iron 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

  Calories: 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
  Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
  Dietary Fiber 25g 30g
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