Saturday, January 5, 2013

Hot dogs + stuffing + bacon = delicious!

Carol over at Frugal Like Grandma posted today on her blog about stuffed hot dogs. I rarely eat hot dogs, stuffing, or bacon and can't recall ever having eaten them together but I had the ingredients and the pictures looked good so I made stuffed hot dogs for my dinner tonight. Let me say that this one is a real winner but if you're sodium conscious, you might wanna have these as a rare treat!

I used turkey franks, stuffing in a box because I couldn't see making the tiny amount needed for four hot dogs, and vegetarian "bacon" because it's what I had on hand. I don't have any toothpicks but when I googled for ideas on what to use instead, I decided the idea of uncooked spaghetti, broken into pieces, would work. The stuffed dogs were on the prepared pan and I went to get the spaghetti and ooops, I'm out of that. So, I made the dogs without anything to keep the bacon on and had a mental image of bacon flopping around in my oven but the skinniness of the franks and the length of the strips worked to my advantage. I just tucked the end of each bacon strip under the dog and after 20 minutes in a 350 degree oven, the bacon was still in place. Oh, and I put the bacon on only two of the dogs and the ones without the bacon were just as good as those with.

So, here you have it - stuffed hot dogs. I ate them with steamed spinach and am a very happy camper!

I'm going to play with different low carb stuffing ideas to see if any of them will work in these delicious dogs but in the meantime, I have a new meal idea to enjoy now and then.

Thanks, Carol!