Bacon Wrapped Guacamole Hot Dogs

This is a total summer recipe. Or a total Cinco de Mayo recipe. Not a recipe one would typically share on a Monday in March. Unless, of course, you have been experiencing the amazing weather that we have been experiencing in Seattle the last week. We’re talkin’ sunny and mid 60s. I know that might not sound like much but for those of us that are accustomed to rain, clouds and 40 this time of year, this is darn near paradise and has got me in the mood to do what I do in the summer: put guacamole on all the things. Today it’s Bacon Wrapped Guacamole Hot Dogs.

Wrapping a hot dog in bacon is one of those things that you hear about and think “really? Do we really need to be wrapping bacon around hot dogs?”

The answer: No, we probably don’t need to.

The second half of that answer: But oh my gosh we SO want to.

And sometimes, we should just do what we want.

Bacon wrapped hot dogs are just enough of a change on the original hot dog to make it feel like a whole other meal. The bacon doesn’t get super crispy but it adds a nice smoky crunch to the dogs.

Of course, like all hot dogs, you could add anything you want to bacon wrapped hot dogs and I’m sure they would be good.

A little cream cheese for a true Seattle dog would be divine.

Chili would be pretty fantastic.

Even a good ol’ fashioned dog topped with ketchup, mustard, relish and onions would be amazing because guys, BACON WRAPPED HOT DOGS.

I decided to do a southwestern theme (see previous comment about putting guacamole on all the things when the sun comes out) and top our bacon wrapped hot dogs with fresh made guacamole, fresh made pico de gallo and a little crumble of cotija cheese.

I enjoyed mine with a Corona and lime because, I mean really, why wouldn’t you?

Bacon Wrapped Guacamole Hot Dogs Recipe

Serves 4 Prep Time: Cook Time:

Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs:

  • 4 hot dogs
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 4 hot dog buns
  • cotija cheese

Pico de Gallo:

  • 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 1/4 medium yellow onion diced (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and diced
  • salt to taste


  • 2 medium avocados, pit removed
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt



Make pico de gallo by combining all of the ingredients together in a bowl. Let set at room temperature until ready to use.


To make guacamole, mash avocados together. Mix in remaining ingredients. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.


Heat a grill or grill pan over medium-high heat.


Wrap hot dogs in bacon. The bacon should stick to the hot dog without a toothpick but you can use one if desired.


Cook hot dogs until bacon is cooked and hot dogs are warmed through.


Place hot dogs in buns, top with guacamole, pico de gallo and crumbled cotija cheese.



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  • Reply
    Erin Gribben
    March 10, 2015 at 3:30 am

    These would be perfect for a summer cookout. My family loves guacamole and Mexican food in general. I know that these would be a hit. :D

  • Reply
    Holly N @Spend With Pennies
    March 9, 2015 at 9:51 pm

    I love hot dogs… especially with unique toppings! These sound awesome!

  • Reply
    Patricia Conte
    March 9, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    These look and sound great! I had my first Sonoran Dog not too long ago, despite having lived in AZ for 18 years! I could eat guacamole on everything!

    • Reply
      March 9, 2015 at 8:59 pm

      Thanks! Guacamole on everything is pretty much my motto :)

  • Reply
    Susan Pridmore
    March 9, 2015 at 12:50 pm

    What a great idea for dressing up a hot dog!!! I love anything with guacamole!

  • Reply
    Terri Steffes
    March 9, 2015 at 10:12 am

    Gotta have one NOW.

  • Reply
    Lisa MarcAurele
    March 9, 2015 at 9:48 am

    I find everything tastes better wrapped in bacon. This recipe is perfect. I’d probably leave out the bun, but otherwise, a great combo.

    • Reply
      March 9, 2015 at 8:59 pm

      Pretty sure you’re right about the everything tastes better wrapped in bacon comment. I’m going to have to agree with you. :)

  • Reply
    Milisa Armstrong
    March 9, 2015 at 9:32 am

    Oh my word! My guys would love it!

    • Reply
      March 9, 2015 at 9:00 pm

      Thank you! My guys sure did!

  • Reply
    Lady Gourmet
    March 9, 2015 at 9:23 am

    These look so good! I wish I had this for dinner tonight…the guacamole is a delicious idea. xo, Catherine

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    Pam Armstrong Greer
    March 9, 2015 at 6:00 am

    I totally get the bacon wrapped hot dog. I think pretty much everything should be wrapped in bacon!

  • Reply
    Judy @ I'm Bored, Let's Go
    March 9, 2015 at 5:44 am

    Now this looks like a hot dog I would like!

  • Reply
    March 9, 2015 at 5:31 am

    I’m a fool for guacamole and tex-mex flavors. These look fantastic!

    • Reply
      March 9, 2015 at 9:00 pm

      Me too! Thank you Chris : )

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    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness
    March 9, 2015 at 4:35 am

    Ha! I totally have a bacon wrapped hot dog recipe too, so I TOTALLY feel ya that we need to do it!
    And with guacamole? HUBBA HUBBA, I NEED. Pinned!

    • Reply
      March 9, 2015 at 9:01 pm

      haha guacamole does have a tendency to make one say HUBBA HUBBA :) Thanks friend!

  • Reply
    Jenn @ Peas and Crayons
    March 9, 2015 at 3:43 am

    Can I have one of these for breakfast!? You’ve got me starrrrrving! =)

    • Reply
      March 9, 2015 at 9:01 pm

      Yes, yes you can. It’s got bacon so it’s practically a breakfast food ;)