Southern Comfort Dogs

Step right up. I’ve got your Week 2 Hot Dog Recipe right here: the “Southern Comfort” Bacon Hot Dog with Southern Slaw and Beans. This one is not to be missed.

"Southern Comfort" Hot Dog Recipe with Bacon, Baked Beans, and Slaw | #summer #hotdog #recipe

Last week we kicked off July’s “Dog Days of Summer” series with an amazing Green Chile Mole Dog. Every Friday in July I’ll be sharing an easy and intriguing hot dog recipe for your summer get-togethers. If you missed the Mole Dog last week, make sure to check it out!

There are several dishes that come to mind when I think of southern food. Good barbeque, shrimp and grits, flaky biscuits, and southern slaw, to name a few.

"Southern Comfort" Hot Dog Recipe with Bacon, Baked Beans, and Slaw | #summer #hotdog #recipe

I’ve lived in the south for over 8 years now and have learned a thing or two about real southern cooking.

For instance, butter or bacon (grease) are essential ingredients in nearly every dish. A good cast iron skillet is the endall kitchen tool. So much so, well-seasoned skillets are often passed down through generations like priceless family jewels. I’ve also learned a rule of thumb in southern cuisine, “If it’s not sweet, it better be spicy.”

Following these southern cooking “rules” has served me well.

"Southern Comfort" Hot Dog Recipe with Bacon, Baked Beans, and Slaw | #summer #hotdog #recipe

So for this week’s hot dog recipe I thought it would be fun to pile the dogs with some of my favorite southern flavors. This hot dog recipe is loaded with sweet and spicy baked beans, cool southern slaw, tangy pickled okra, and of course, a strip of crispy bacon.

These bacon hot dogs were a huge hit! It just goes to show, we could all use a little “southern comfort” every now and again.


Yield: 8 hot dogs

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

"Southern Comfort" Bacon Hot Dog Recipe with Southern Slaw


  • 8 hot dogs or polish sausages
  • 8 hot dog buns
  • 22 oz. can good baked beans (I like Bushes Grillin' Beans)
  • 8 pickled okra, halved lengthwise
  • 8 strips bacon
  • 1 lb. bag southern slaw mix (shredded cabbage and carrots)
  • 1/4 cup light mayonnaise
  • 3 Tb. rice vinegar
  • 2 Tb. sugar
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Caraway seeds and hot sauce optional


  1. Preheat the grill to high heat and place a large skillet over medium heat. Cook the bacon in the skillet until crisp, then remove and drain over paper towels.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix the mayo, vinegar and sugar together until smooth. Toss in the southern slaw mix to coat. Salt and pepper to taste. If desired add caraway seeds and/or hot sauce to the slaw. Place in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
  3. Place the bean in a small pot, then put the pot and the hot dogs on the grill. Grill the hot dogs for 4-6 minutes, turning for even char marks.
  4. To serve: Place a hot dog in each bun and wedge a strip of bacon next to it. Top with warm beans, slaw, and two pickled okra halves.

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31 Responses to “Southern Comfort Dogs”

  1. #
    Belinda @zomppa — July 12, 2013 @ 5:02 am

    Lazy summer days calling my name!!


  2. #
    bridget {bake at 350} — July 12, 2013 @ 6:05 am

    7am and I’m craving hot dogs! Love these!


  3. #
    Nikki — July 12, 2013 @ 6:08 am

    I’ve never had baked beans on a hot dog before. This is new. You have to have it Carolina Style though: chili, mustard, onions, slaw :) It’s the only way ;)


    • Charlotte — February 27th, 2014 @ 3:34 pm

      YES YES YES That is southern baked on the side. yum!


  4. #
    Marian (Sweetopia) — July 12, 2013 @ 6:19 am

    8:19 in the morning and I’d LOVE one of these! Looks so delicious!


  5. #
    Tieghan — July 12, 2013 @ 7:14 am

    Come on? Seriously? Sommer these are insane. I love the beans, the orka, the bacon! I love it all. Wowzers!


  6. #
    Nancy Long — July 12, 2013 @ 8:37 am

    Yummy! Sure wish hubby would eat hotdogs! My fav way is grilled.


  7. #
    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — July 12, 2013 @ 7:52 am

    Mmmm, this dog sounds delicious! Love the addition of both slaw and beans on top… it’s like a whole meal in itself. Wish I could make these for a mid-morning snack today! ;)


  8. #
    Tara @ Unsophisticook — July 12, 2013 @ 7:56 am

    So many yummy flavors going on here!


  9. #
    Julie @ Table for Two — July 12, 2013 @ 8:59 am

    wow , so many awesome flavors on this dog!!


  10. #
    Heather Christo — July 12, 2013 @ 9:03 am

    wow. you think up the most wonderful hot dog combo’s!!


  11. #
    Heidi @foodiecrush — July 12, 2013 @ 10:15 am

    After a visit to the real South, I get it. And I want more. Thanks for delivering since I’m a hot dog freak.


  12. #
    ashley - baker by nature — July 12, 2013 @ 11:21 am

    Whoa! This is one loaded doggie. I could use about 3 right now.


  13. #
    marla — July 12, 2013 @ 11:50 am

    These hot dogs look perfect for the BBQ i’m hosting this weekend!


  14. #
    Brianna — July 12, 2013 @ 12:06 pm

    Yum. dogs are classic for parties. This could be set up with all of the toppings as a bar. Great for summer. :)


  15. #
    cassie - bake your day — July 12, 2013 @ 12:59 pm

    This screams “south” to me. I love it!


  16. #
    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — July 12, 2013 @ 1:07 pm

    Oh my goodness do these look GOOD, Sommer! That’s one manly dog, and I’d love it!


  17. #
    Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen — July 12, 2013 @ 1:59 pm

    Oh, my! That’s one loaded doggie, Sommer! Love the bacon in there along with the coleslaw. Would be yummy with my Baked Beans Cowboy Style I just posted. Thanks for sharing!


  18. #
    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — July 13, 2013 @ 10:16 am

    Woah, talk about loaded dogs! LOVE it!!!


  19. #
    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — July 13, 2013 @ 10:16 am

    oh my heavens.


  20. #
    Kiran @ — July 13, 2013 @ 5:32 pm

    This totally screams SUMMER! Oh my gosh :)



  21. #
    Nessa — July 14, 2013 @ 3:32 pm



  22. #
    Gerry @ foodness gracious — July 15, 2013 @ 12:24 am

    Hot diggity dog! These are my kinda hot dogs, amazing!!!


  23. #
    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — July 15, 2013 @ 1:13 pm

    Whoa, what a great hot dog!


  24. #
    Shaina — July 15, 2013 @ 9:11 pm

    Love, love, love the pickled okra on here, and the Southern cooking rules, amazing. So good!


  25. #
    Averie @ Averie Cooks — July 16, 2013 @ 7:38 am

    I thought for a second you were going to bake some Southern Comfort into those beans! I recently did that with Jim Beam! :) Great looking eats, Sommer!


  26. #
    Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — July 16, 2013 @ 8:37 pm

    I think I could live by “If it’s not sweet, it better be spicy”, it’s a great motto!! And this is a great hot dog!


  27. #
    Chris — July 22, 2013 @ 2:27 pm

    I’ve never been able to get great shots of hotdogs. Your photos in this hotdog series is teaching me a thing or two. Keep up the great work, Sommer.



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