American,  Cinco de Mayo,  Grilling,  Main Course

Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs AKA LA Street Dogs

With our LA Street Dog Recipe, you can make the incredible bacon wrapped hot dogs cooked up by street vendors in Los Angeles and are sooo amazingly delicious piled high with caramelized onions, peppers then topped off with ketchup, mustard and mayo. These are easy enough for family dinners and of course they make amazing Game Day party food everyone will line up to dig into!! 

Make this great bacon wrapped hot dog on the stove or we’ve also included directions for how to make them in an oven.

Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs

Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs Recipe

LA Street Dogs are juicy, packed with flavor and an incredible indulgence that you’re going to love! And if you’ve tried them out on the street, you’ll love being able to make them at home!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 3 servings


  • 5 beef hot dogs (or your favorite kind)
  • 5 strips smoked bacon
  • 1 medium onion thinly sliced
  • 2 bell peppers thinly sliced
  • 5 hot dog buns


  • 2 jalapeno peppers
  • ketchup
  • mayo
  • mustard


LA Street Dog Recipe Directions – How To Make On Stovetop

  • Start by wrapping the hot dogs with bacon in a spiral, starting at the top.
    Wrap The Bacon Around The Hot Dog
  • Heat a large skillet over medium high heat, with about a tablespoon of oil. Add hot dogs first so the bacon can begin cooking, they’ll need a little more time than the onions and peppers to cook.
  • Add jalapeno peppers so they can roast, then begin to thinly slice one medium onion and two peppers, and add them to the hot pan.
    Skillet Roasted Jalapenos
  • The bacon grease is going to help caramelize the onions and peppers. Turn the hot dogs a few times so the bacon can evenly cook, which will take about 15 minutes.
    Carmelize The Onions And Peppers
  • Lightly toast the hot buns, by opening them up, spreading with mayo and setting them on the griddle for a minute or two. Top the dogs with caramelized onions, peppers, and ketchup, mayo and mustard… and some roasted jalapenos.
    Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs

LA Street Dog Recipe Directions – How To Make In The Oven

  • It's easy to make street dogs in the oven, and it's especially helpful if you’re making these for a crowd. Begin by heating the oven to 400 degrees. Place the hotdogs on rack, then add the jalapeños and drizzle a little oil over the top. Roast the hot dogs until the bacon is cooked, brown and crispy on all sizes, about 30 minutes.

LA street dogs are also known as Tijuana dogs, Mexican hot dogs and danger dogs… AKA as danger dogs mostly because the street carts don’t have refrigeration and there could be a chance of getting food poisoning if the hot dogs or mayo have been hanging out in the hot summer heat for a while. I’ve never had that happen myself, but it’s one of the reasons why the carts aren’t legal in LA now.

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