Cowboy hot dog

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  • Makes: 6

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  • Costs: Cheap as chips

  • Skill level: Easy peasy

Pimp your hot dog with this cowboy hot dog recipe, topped with tangy onions and plenty of cheese and sandwiched in classic hot dog buns. This recipe makes 6 loaded hot dogs. Once you've tried this recipe, you'll never look at a classic American hot dog the same way again. These tasty hot dogs are perfect for parties, or if you're feeding a crowd at a laidback get-together.

Make these hot dogs on the day you want to serve them.


  • 6 hot dog sausages (we used Helen Browning’s Organic)
  • 2 onions, sliced
  • 1tbsp sunflower oil
  • 6 toasted hot dog rolls
  • a handful of Monterey Jack cheese, grated


  1. Cook 6 hot dog sausages on the BBQ for 5 mins, until piping hot.
  2. Fry 2 onions, sliced, in 1tbsp sunflower oil, until crispy.
  3. Fill 6 toasted hot dog rolls with some onion and a sausage, then top each one with a handful of Monterey Jack cheese, grated.
  4. Put back on the BBQ, with the lid down, to melt the cheese. Add BBQ sauce or ketchup.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 345(kcal)
  • Fat 16.0g
  • Saturates 7.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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