Friday, July 1, 2011

The Aloha Dog

What happens when you wrap hot dogs in bacon and throw them on the grill until perfectly crisp, then baste them with teriyaki during the last 5 minutes of cooking…

…and then put them on a bun, pile them high with pepper jack cheese, a heaping spoon full of teriyaki grilled pineapple, and top them off with a sprinkle of chopped green onion?

The answer? Pure MAGIC – That’s what happens.

Yesterday, I wrote about how I received National Deli hot dogs and made the Cuban Dogs with them. Well, they were SO good that I went and bought another pack and hubs and I kicked it up a notch for Round Two.

Meet: The Aloha Dog

There is nothing better than Sweet, Salty, Spicy, Smoky, AND Savory all in one bite!  The Cuban Dog was my favorite hot dog ever until I took a bite out of this bad boy. This blew. me. away.

So go on, Scram!!! Go get you some hot dogs (National Deli is our new fav!), some bacon, and the rest of the fixins and PULLLEEZE – for the love of all that is tasty and good – GO MAKE THESE THIS WEEKEND!!!

4th of July is on Monday (hint hint)… Blow your guests away!

Again, please let me reiterate: National Deli may have provided the hot dogs, mustard, and hot dog buns used yesterday’s recipe. However, they were so good I went and PURCHASED a second pack for THIS recipe. Please note that my opinion of this brand are MY OWN, and are not skewed by free product. I may have gotten the first pack of hot dogs free, but I certainly didn’t have to go back and purchase another pack! I would never write about a product unless I really truly love it. Period.

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The Aloha Dog


1 cored pineapple, sliced into 1/2 rounds
1/2 to 1 cup teriyaki sauce, divided
8 hot dogs
8 hot dog buns
8 slices of bacon (not thick-cut)

1 bunch green onions, sliced
8 ounces pepper jack cheese, shredded


Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Spray grates with cooking spray and place pineapple rings on the grill. Cook for just a few minutes (2-3 minutes) on each side, allowing grill marks to form. Remove from the grill and dice into small pieces. In a small bowl, toss pineapple pieces with some of the Teriyaki adding 1 tablespoon of the Teriyaki sauce at a time (add until pineapple is coated well, about 3-5 tablespoons total). Set aside.

Wrap each hot dog with one slice of bacon, securing them with one toothpick on each end. Spray grill with non-stick spray again and place hot dogs on the grill. Cook until nice and crispy, but not burned (about 15-25 minutes), rotating the hot dogs often. In the last 5 minutes of cooking baste the hot dogs with the remaining Teriyaki Sauce (be sure to coat all sides). Remove from grill.

To assemble hot dogs: Place bacon wrapped hot dog into a bun. Top with a generous amount of pepper jack cheese and a heaping spoonful of teriyaki pineapple. If desired, place in a 350° oven for a few minutes to melt the cheese. Top with a sprinkle of green onions and serve.

Source: My Life as a Mrs Original

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20 Responses to “The Aloha Dog”

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    Mike — July 1, 2011 @ 11:35 am

    Another killer recipe, BABE! Just to keep it honest, I seasoned the bacon wrapped dogs with salt and pepper on all sides prior to grilling.

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    brandi — July 1, 2011 @ 11:36 am

    oh my goodness. These sound SO good! we love applegate farms hotdogs…I might need to get some and try these soon 🙂

    • Kristina replied: — July 1st, 2011 @ 4:03 pm

      you’ve GOT to… it takes “the hot dog” to a whole new level!!

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    natalie (the sweets life) — July 1, 2011 @ 12:41 pm

    these. are. amazing.

    • Kristina replied: — July 1st, 2011 @ 4:02 pm

      Thanks Natalie! 🙂

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    Mom — July 1, 2011 @ 1:02 pm

    I agree – these look amazing!

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    Nancy — July 1, 2011 @ 3:51 pm

    WOW Tina, they look amazing!!! Girl, where do you get those ideas from??? Love them!!!

    • Kristina replied: — July 1st, 2011 @ 4:02 pm

      Thanks Nancita!!! Mike and I put our heads together… and this is what happens! 🙂

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    Emily — July 1, 2011 @ 5:02 pm

    Oh my heavens, Michael would LOVE these. We’ll have to give them a try. YUM! Gorgeous photos, as always.

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    Tina@flourtrader — July 2, 2011 @ 10:22 am

    I have saved this recipe, it looks fantastic! Hot dogs are not something I have very often, but this is so tempting I will make it a point to try them-thanks for sharing!

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    purabi naha — July 2, 2011 @ 11:00 am

    kristina, great photos. These hor dogs are looking delish! Just the right thing for me right now.

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    Bakerbynature — July 2, 2011 @ 8:16 pm

    I love the tropical twist on an all american favorite!

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    The Minister — July 2, 2011 @ 11:53 pm

    A hotdog walks into a bar and orders a beer.

    The bartender replies, “Sorry, we don’t serve food here”.

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    dave ( — July 3, 2011 @ 11:12 am

    Devilish and dastardly! I may be wrapping some dogs this weekend for the Fourth of July, thanks for the idea!

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    Cherry — July 4, 2011 @ 9:07 am

    The fries accompanying the hot dog bun looks absolutely appetizing too! Love the colors on the fries, did you coat them with a blend of spices? Do you have a recipe for that?

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    Linsey@Lindselicious — July 4, 2011 @ 7:30 pm

    I love the green onions on there! I wanna try this (but minus the grilled pineapple)!

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    Kevin (Closet Cooking) — July 24, 2011 @ 6:39 am

    Another great dos! I am going to have to start getting back into hot dogs!

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    Lisa Orgler — July 26, 2011 @ 9:17 am

    What a great way to approach our humble hot dog!

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    S — July 30, 2011 @ 7:10 pm

    I bookmarked this recipe and I couldn’t stop thinking about it. Just made them tonight. One word: Wow! My husband said it was “the best hotdog [he] ever ate.” I completely agree! Thanks for sharing it! I will totally be making these again.

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    Momarie — September 17, 2011 @ 9:15 pm

    Are you serious! Just had these for the first time. The taste caught me off guard, in a good way. Awesome recipe, thank you.

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