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All-American Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dog with Patriotic Slaw

It's one of my favorite holidays!  Right up there with Christmas and Thanksgiving is the 4th of July. I love that we have parades and fireworks. When I was growing up there was a carnival to go to as well, with cotton candy and buffalo burgers. As I became an adult, I loved hosting gatherings with family and friends, too!

Our current neighborhood's Fourth of July Celebration!

Our neighborhood is known for its July 4th celebrations.  We are a New Urbanist community that takes great civic pride so we do a lot of wonderful events throughout the summer season.  July 4th is all about the community gatherings, a parade at 10, a concert at 6, and fireworks at 10 p.m. to round out the day.  Lots of homes decorate with American flags and red, white, and blue.  The lunch and dinner hours are all about the family gatherings, though, and that's where this All-American Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dog falls into place!

Could there be anything more American than a bacon-wrapped hot dog?  We don't think so at our house!  So we made these delicious "dogs" to celebrate our Independence Day in style!  Topped with our Patriotic Slaw, you have a celebration on a plate!  Make the slaw the night before to get the most flavor from the slaw!

Bacon Wrapped Hot Dog with Patriotic Slaw
Terri Steffes
Prep time
8 Min
Cook time
6 Min
Total time
14 Min

Bacon Wrapped Hot Dog with Patriotic Slaw

A all beef hot dog wrapped in smoked bacon and topped with our Patriotic Slaw!


  • 2 cups Patriotic Slaw
  • 8 hot dogs
  • 8 slices bacon
  • 8 toasted hot dog buns
  • 2 T soft butter
  • condiments of your choosing


  1. Preheat the grill to medium.
  2. Starting at the top of the hot dog, wrap each hot dog in a spiral motion with a slice of bacon.
  3. Split the hot dog buns and butter on the inside.
  4. Grill the hot dogs turning often so the bacon doesn't burn and to prevent flare ups.
  5. Toast the buns on the grill lightly.
  6. Place one cooked hot dog onto the toasted bun.  Top with your condiments of choice.  Top each dog with a heaping tablespoon or two of Patriotic Slaw.


Make the slaw the night before. For a shortcut, buy premade slaw and add thinly sliced red bell pepper and chopped blueberries to the mix. Refrigerate overnight.

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Did you check out all the offerings?  Did you have a favorite?  I am partial to the Patriotic Charcuterie tray and the Patriotic Rice Krispies Treats.  You can make a full menu here though by making the Red, White and Blue Cheesecake Salad, the Red, White and Blue Summer Salad and the Patriotic Berry Trifle along with the All American Bacon Wrapped Hot Dog.  How delicious would this be?

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  1. That Patriotic slaw is a great idea Terri. I may have to make some of that up soon.

  2. A great way to take hot dogs to the next level at summer cookouts!

  3. We're big fans of bacon wrapped dogs, but that slaw just puts it over the top!

  4. This looks soooo tasty! The slaw is the perfect topping to your All American Dog! Happy 4th!

  5. This looks really yummy! I love the colors in your slaw and who can resist a bacon wrapped dog?

  6. These are so much fun! I love the twist (get it?) of wrapping the hot dogs in bacon! And the patriotic slaw is really fun as well.


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