GoCampingAmerica.com | Posted July 2nd,


    National Hot Dog


    Happy Camper Blog



    It’s Time to Get Fired Up about National Hot
    Dog Month!

    What would camping trips be without that long-time favorite, the
    hot dog? July is National Hot Dog Month, and even though there are varying
    stories about who created this campground staple, we do know that they were
    once known as “dachshund sausages” or “little dog sausages” before they were
    simply called hot dogs. And while there’s certainly nothing wrong with
    throwing some of them on the grill or roasting them over the campfire before
    adding your favorite condiments, we found a few more creative recipes for you
    to try to celebrate National Hot Dog Month:

    BBQ Hot Dog
    The Cowboy

    For this version, skip the traditional ketchup, mustard and relish
    and add onions, cheese, barbecue sauce and crumbled, cooked bacon to your
    dogs, instead. What’s not to love about that?



    Spider Dogs

    Spider Dog

    If you want to get your kids’ attention, tell them they’ll be
    having spiders for lunch or dinner. They’ll even have fun helping you make
    them. To make Spider Dogs, cut the ends of each hot dog into quarters,
    leaving about two inches in the middle uncut. Insert a stick or roasting fork
    into the uncut section of the hot dogs and roast them over the grill or
    campfire. As the hot dogs cook, the spider’s “legs” will “magically” curl up,
    to the delight of your kids.


    Fire Hog Dog

    Campfire Crescent

    This is another favorite recipe and it’s easy to make. Simply open
    a tube of refrigerated crescent rolls and separate the dough into triangles
    along the perforations. Place a hot dog on the wide end of each triangle and
    roll it up, pinching the dough at the end to keep it securely wrapped. Place
    each Crescent Dog on a stick and roast it over the fire (but not too close)
    until it’s a nice golden brown. Serve with your favorite condiments for


    Hot Dog Breakfast

    This filling breakfast starts the day off right by including some
    veggies. You can even top it off with a few fried eggs for added protein.
    Here are the basic ingredients:

    Kid and Hot Dog

    5 hot dogs, diced

    1 bell pepper, chopped

    2 red potatoes cut into small chunks1 sweet potato cut into small
    chunks1 onion, chopped

    2 tablespoons chili powder  

    1 tablespoon minced garlic

    2 tablespoons olive oil

    Salt and pepper to taste

    Put the olive oil in a cast iron pan and place it on your camp
    stove or over the fire. Add the bell pepper, onions and potatoes along with
    the garlic and chili powder. Let this mixture cook for five minutes, and then
    add in the hot dogs, cooking them until they’re done and everything is
    caramelized. Add salt and pepper to taste, and serve with hot sauce if


    Pizza Dog

    Pizza Dogs

    If your family loves all things related to pizza, simply change
    up your condiments the next time you make hot dogs. Add marinara or pizza
    sauce, cheese, pepperoni or your other favorite pizza toppings to your
    campfire-roasted dogs and enjoy!


    Hot Dog Soup

    Here’s an easy recipe that’s nice and hearty, especially when you
    serve it with your favorite bread:

    Hot Dog Soup

    1 16-oz. package of hot dogs, sliced

    1 15-oz. can of whole kernel corn, drained

    1 6-oz. can of tomato paste

    1 tablespoon chili powder (or to taste)

    1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (or to taste)

    1 tablespoon onion powder

    1 teaspoon salt

    Pinch of black pepper

    2 cups water

    1 cup shredded cheese

    Combine all ingredients in a pan and cook over medium heat until
    the hot dogs are done and the cheese is melted.