Bacon and Fried Onions BBQ Hot Dogs

These hot dogs are amazing, tossed in bbq sauce, wrapped in bacon and grilled to smoky perfection. To make it even better, they are topped with crispy onion straws.
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword bacon, fried onions, hot dogs
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 7
Calories 507 kcal
Author Lyuba Brooke


Hot Dogs:

  • 7 hot dogs
  • 7 Bakery Fresh hot dog buns
  • 7 strips of uncooked bacon
  • 1/3 cup honey bbq sauce

Fried Onions:

  • 1 large yellow onion
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • cups flour
  • Salt
  • fresh cracked black pepper
  • 3 cups vegetable or canola oil for frying
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Fried Onions:

  1. Slice the whole onion width-wise, to create thin circle slices. Place onion rings into a large bowl and pour buttermilk over it. Make sure onions are submerged. Cover the bowl and place in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes. (You can keep onions in buttermilk for a few hours if needed.)

  2. Pour oil into a deep, large cooking pa and preheat it to 375° (or use a fryer). Cover a wire rack with a couple of sheets of paper towels.

  3. Mix four, salt, and pepper in a large shallow bowl. Take sliced onions out of buttermilk and gently shake it off.

  4. Throw onions in the flour, spread them out and toss in flour mixture.

  5. Fry onion straws in heated oil until golden brown. Take out and spread them out on a paper towel to soak up excess oil.

Hot Dogs:

  1. Toss hot dogs in BBQ sauce in a large bowl.

  2. Wrap each hot dog in uncooked bacon strips. Tucking in the ends of bacon so it doesn’t come apart. 

  3. Grill until bacon is crispy and hot dogs are cooked.
  4. Place cooked hot dogs in warm buns and top them off with crispy onions. (You can add some more BBQ sauce to the buns if you wish.)

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Bacon and Fried Onions BBQ Hot Dogs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 507 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 36mg12%
Sodium 816mg35%
Potassium 258mg7%
Carbohydrates 58g19%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 55IU1%
Vitamin C 1.7mg2%
Calcium 106mg11%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.