Transport your next hot dog to the South Pacific. Topped with a fresh sweet pineapple mango salsa, and drizzled with bbq sauce this Hawaiian hotdog recipe brings you a sweet and salty experience that you’ll never forget.
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One of my favorite things about hot dogs is that they’re an open-faced blank canvas. They can be served simple, or dressed up to be the star of a party. Half of fun of making hot dogs is loading them up with unique toppings.
For this hot dog adventure, we’re making an easy topping of sweet pineapple mango salsa. It’s laced with crunchy red bell pepper, cilantro and lime juice for a non-ordinary hot dog experience.
What makes the Hawaiian Hotdog so special? It begins with a good quality wiener, sturdy in texture and with perfect hotdog flavor. May I suggest Bison Hot Dogs?
Then with the addition of a beautiful bright and lively pineapple salsa, your hot dog never had it so good …a wonderful sweet pairing for that salty hot dog.
With the addition of crunchy crisp slices of jalapeno peppers, the flavor experience is ignited.
Adding a drizzle of bbq sauce brings the whole experience together for one delicious dog.
If you’re a big sweet and salty fan, you’re going to love every single bite of this Hawaiian Hotdog.
So pause, step away from the mustard and ketchup. Put on your Hawaiian shirt and eat a Hawaiian Hotdog before Summer is gone.
This gourmet hot dog recipe is so easy to make, another bonus plus a perfect choice to feed that hungry crowd for your next back yard bbq, or a family dinner.
Let’s take a look.
What You’ll Need
- Hot Dog Buns
- Bison Hot Dogs
- Jalapeno Peppers, Note: if Jalapeno Peppers are simply too hot for your palate, choose poblano peppers. Remove the veins and seeds and chop. Sprinkle the chopped pepper on top of the pineapple mango salsa and serve.
- Red Bell Pepper
- Pineapple, Preferably fresh. Canned simply doesn’t bring the same fresh bright color and flavor.
- BBQ Sauce. Use your favorite brand.
About The Hot Dogs I Use
When it comes to buying hot dogs, I reach for Charcutnuvo Brand. I’ve been buying their products for years and the quality and flavor is remarkable. Sausages and hotdogs taken to the next level.
They create the best tasting sausage for you to enjoy with your family and friends. Carefully crafted flavors, pure and simple ingredients, and conscientiously sourced HEALTHIER meats not only create better taste, but an honest indulgence that will change how you think about sausage.
Check out their website at Shop All Charcutnuvo Products. I love their bundled purchase options. A great way to try their unique creations and always fun to try new flavor creations. Plus they make great food gifts for the sausage lover in your life.
For these Hawaiian Hotdogs, I used their Uncured Bison Hot Dogs. They bring excellent flavor. They’re fully cooked and smoked. Strong flavor packed with lean protein. The flavor brings hints of mustard and black pepper.
Any of their sausages can eaten as a hotdog or center-of-plate treat. These bison hot dogs are gluten and milk free.
Check them out!
How To Make Hawaiian Hotdogs
Make the Hawaiian Sweet Salsa.
Step 1: In a large mixing bowl, add chopped mango and pineapple chunks.
Step 2: Add chopped red bell pepper.
Step 3: Add cilantro and lime juice and using a large spoon, gently stir the ingredients to combine.
Step 4: Using an outdoor gas grill, charcoal grill, or stove-top grill pan, simply cook sausages until heated through and you’ve got some good grill marks. About 5 minutes per side. Grilling is the obvious choice here, but you can also pan heat the sausages in a skillet.
Step 5: Grill the hot dog buns. Slightly open the buns and place them on the hot grill pan open side down. Cook until you start to see grill marks.
How to build your Hawaiian Hot Dogs
- Place a grilled bison hot dog into a grilled bun.
- Add three to four slices of jalapeno along side the hot dog.
- Top with salsa and dig in.
Tips and FAQ’s
Choosing bison over pork or beef will guarantee fewer calories, fat and less cholesterol. Bison are raised without any questionable drugs, chemicals or hormones. And bison is a high in nutrients because of the proportion of protein, fat, minerals and fatty acids to its caloric value. Bison is also high in iron. source: National Bison Association. And choosing Charcutnuvo uncured bison hot dogs will also bring you more of what’s good for you, like no nitrates.
Most hot dogs are pre-cooked once they’re packaged. However, some high end butcher shops sell hot dogs that have not been cooked. For these bison hot dogs, and since they’re smoked and pre-cooked, simply grill them until they’re steamy hot and have those desirable grill marks that bring a little crispy texture to the party. You can also easily pan fry them in your favorite skillet. Cast iron skillets do a beautiful job.
The veins and seeds carry the heat of the jalapeno pepper. Cut the top off the jalapeno pepper, then using a thin handle of a spoon or fork is a great tool to dig out the seeds and veins. Slice and enjoy the pure flavor of a Jalapeno Pepper … without all that heat.
If you want to take the time, grill pineapple rings before chopping them for this salsa. It will bring a smoky caramelized flavor.
Recipe for Hawaiian Hotdogs
I hope you give these Hawaiian Hot Dogs a try, and if you do, please come back and give the recipe a star rating and leave a comment about your experience with the recipe.
And if you have a favorite topping combination for hotdogs, let me know, I’d love to give it a try. And if you’re looking for more gourmet hot dog recipes, take a look at this Coors Field Taco Dog Recipe. A recipe served at our Rockies Baseball Games.
Side Dishes Serve With Hotdogs
- Pineapple Slaw With Jalapeno Buttermilk Dressing
- Old Fashioned Classic Potato Salad
- Creamy Smoked Mozzarella Salad with Parmesan Dressing
And if you’re looking for more Bison recipes, don’t miss my Bison Category.
Have left over salsa? Serve it over roasted salmon the next night.
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Hawaiian HotDog Recipe With Pineapple Mango Salsa
- FOR THE SALSA
- 2 cups fresh pineapple diced
- 2 cups mango diced
- 1 cup red bell pepper diced
- 3 tablespoons cilantro chopped
- 1/4 cup lime juice about 1 1/2 limes
- salt and pepper to taste
- FOR THE HOT DOGS
- 5 whole jalapeno peppers sliced
- 1/2 cup BBQ Sauce
- 12 Bison Wieners or beef hotdogs
- 12 hot dog buns
- FOR THE SALSA: Chop the pineapple, mango, bell pepper and cilantro.
- In a large bowl combine the chopped ingredients and add the lime juice. Using a large spoon gently stir to combine well. Set aside.
- FOR THE HOTDOGS:
- Slice jalapeno peppers.
- Heat a grill to 450 degrees to get those grates nice and hot. Turn down heat to 350 and add the Bison Wieners. Cook about 5 minutes per side, or until heated through and you see good grill marks.
- Add the buns, to the grill split side down, arrange then so they are tented. Grill the buns until they are toasted and grill marks start to appear.
- To serve: Place the wieners in the buns and tuck the sliced jalapenos on the side of the wiener. Sprinkle on some of the pineapple mango salsa, add some bbq sauce and dig in.
Hawaiian Hotdog Recipe … It’s what’s for Summer cook outs.