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.

"Southern Comfort" Bacon Hot Dog Recipe with Southern Slaw

Yield: 8 hot dogs

Prep Time:10 minutes

Cook Time:10 minutes

5 / 5 (3 Reviews)
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  • 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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32 comments on “Southern Comfort Dogs

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  5. Chrisposted July 22, 2013 at 2:27 pm Reply

    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.

  6. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabblesposted July 16, 2013 at 8:37 pm Reply

    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!

  7. Averie @ Averie Cooksposted July 16, 2013 at 7:38 am Reply

    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!

  8. Shainaposted July 15, 2013 at 9:11 pm Reply

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

    Rating: 5
  9. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchenposted July 15, 2013 at 1:13 pm Reply

    Whoa, what a great hot dog!

    Rating: 5
  10. Gerry @ foodness graciousposted July 15, 2013 at 12:24 am Reply

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

    Rating: 5
  11. Nessaposted July 14, 2013 at 3:32 pm Reply


  12. Kiran @ KiranTarun.composted July 13, 2013 at 5:32 pm Reply

    This totally screams SUMMER! Oh my gosh :)


  13. claire @ the realistic nutritionistposted July 13, 2013 at 10:16 am Reply

    oh my heavens.

  14. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweetposted July 13, 2013 at 10:16 am Reply

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

  15. Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchenposted July 12, 2013 at 1:59 pm Reply

    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!

  16. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cookingposted July 12, 2013 at 1:07 pm Reply

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

  17. cassie - bake your dayposted July 12, 2013 at 12:59 pm Reply

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

  18. marlaposted July 12, 2013 at 11:50 am Reply

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

  19. ashley - baker by natureposted July 12, 2013 at 11:21 am Reply

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

  20. Heidi @foodiecrushposted July 12, 2013 at 10:15 am Reply

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

  21. Briannaposted July 12, 2013 at 12:06 pm Reply

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

  22. Heather Christoposted July 12, 2013 at 9:03 am Reply

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

  23. Julie @ Table for Twoposted July 12, 2013 at 8:59 am Reply

    wow , so many awesome flavors on this dog!!

  24. Tara @ Unsophisticookposted July 12, 2013 at 7:56 am Reply

    So many yummy flavors going on here!

  25. Stephanie @ Girl Versus Doughposted July 12, 2013 at 7:52 am Reply

    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! ;)

  26. Nancy Longposted July 12, 2013 at 8:37 am Reply

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

  27. Tieghanposted July 12, 2013 at 7:14 am Reply

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

  28. Marian (Sweetopia)posted July 12, 2013 at 6:19 am Reply

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

  29. Nikkiposted July 12, 2013 at 6:08 am Reply

    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 ;)

    • Charlotteposted February 27, 2014 at 3:34 pm Reply

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

  30. bridget {bake at 350}posted July 12, 2013 at 6:05 am Reply

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

  31. Belinda @zomppaposted July 12, 2013 at 5:02 am Reply

    Lazy summer days calling my name!!