Loaded Hot Dogs with Bacon, Onions, and Pickled Cucumbers


  • 4 hot dogs
  • 4 hot dog buns
  • 4 slices of bacon, fried until crispy
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 1/2 cup sliced pickled cucumbers
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Ketchup and mustard, to taste


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the olive oil and sliced onion, and cook until the onion is soft and lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add the sliced pickled cucumbers to the skillet and stir to combine with the onions. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, until the cucumbers are heated through.
  3. Grill or boil the hot dogs according to package instructions.
  4. Toast the hot dog buns and place a hot dog in each bun.
  5. Top each hot dog with a slice of fried bacon, a generous spoonful of the onion and pickled cucumber mixture, and a drizzle of ketchup and mustard.
  6. Serve the loaded hot dogs immediately, with additional ketchup and mustard on the side.

These loaded hot dogs are the perfect combination of savory, salty, and tangy flavors. The crispy bacon adds a smoky and salty crunch, while the caramelized onions and pickled cucumbers provide a sweet and tangy contrast. The ketchup and mustard provide a classic condiment pairing to tie everything together. These loaded hot dogs are perfect for a summer barbecue or a quick and easy dinner on a busy weeknight.