1/4 pound thick cut bacon
1/2 large red onion, chopped, about 1 cup
2 cups finely chopped fresh pineapple (about 10 oz)
1/4 cup chopped sweet pickles
1 tablespoon sweet pickle juice
8 hot dogs
8 hot dog buns
strips of bacon in a skillet on medium heat. Slowly cook the bacon,
turning the strips over occasionally until much of the fat is rendered
and the bacon is lightly browned. Remove the bacon strips to a paper
towel lined plate.
Pour off all but a teaspoon of the bacon fat (do this into a
jar, do not pour down the drain or you will clog your pipes). Increase
the heat to medium high and add the chopped onion. Cook, stirring
occasionally until the onions are translucent, about 5 minutes. Remove
from heat. While the onions are cooking, finely chop the cooled bacon
In a large bowl stir to combine the bacon, onion, pineapple,
and sweet pickles. Mix in a tablespoon of sweet pickle juice. You can
make ahead at this point, chill until ready to serve with the hot dogs.
Heat the hot dogs your favorite way. The hot dogs are
already cooked when you buy them, so all you really need to do is heat
them through. Over a grill, grill for about 5 minutes on a medium flame,
until lightly browned, and toast the buns for a minute if you wish.
Or, put the dogs in a saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a simmer
and simmer for 5 minutes. Or, pierce the hot dogs all over with a fork
and put on a plate in the microwave for 20 to 30 seconds per hot dog.
Place a hot dog in a bun and top with a couple spoonfuls of relish.
bacon recipe courtesy of: Elise Bauer, Simply Recipes, September 7, 2012