Monday, February 11, 2019

Mac and Cheese Hot Dog with Bacon

Sue and I just got back from a trip to Vegas where we basically ate our way down the strip. We are the kind of people that totally plan any vacation around where we will be eating. And, we are also the kind of people that are really obnoxious about sharing ALL of our food photos on social media. Sorry, not sorry. We can't help it. We love food. 
Anyway, one of the stops we made this time was at the Haute Doggery in the promenade by The Linq hotel. Soooo many hot dogs to choose from. I went with the mac and cheese dog and it was delicious. What's not to love about hot dogs AND macaroni and cheese AND bacon? Seriously, don't answer. It's rhetorical. 
I had to recreate it when I got home because our mom and dad saw the photos and wanted to try it. 
Best decision ever. I think I may have liked our home cooked version even better than in Vegas. Maybe because I added more bacon? 

Mac and Cheese Hot Dog with Bacon

1 box Kraft dinner mac & cheese (or similar) - with ingredients from the box to prepare
6 all beef wieners
1 large onion, sliced
6 hot dog buns
3 cups shredded cheese
12 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled

Prepare mac and cheese on stove top, cover and keep warm. 
In a frying pan, cook the wieners and onion about 5 - 8 minutes - until wieners are heated through and onions are browned. Cover and keep warm.
Spread a little mustard on each bun and top each bun with about 1/2 cup of shredded cheese. Pop under the broiler for a few minutes to melt the cheese and slightly toast the bun. 

Top with 1/6th of the onions and a wiener.

Top with 1/6th of the macaroni and cheese then sprinkle with some of the crumbled bacon. 

Prepare to get a little messy. 

I didn't have any problem eating this. Only a few pieces of macaroni fell out. But then I'm pretty sure I could unhinge my jaw and eat it in one bite. For those of you who are a little civilized... you may need to break down and get a fork and knife. Our mom had to eat hers that way but she still loved it!
My measurements are more of a guide... feel free to use more bacon or onion or extra cheese. As written it makes 6 hot dogs but can easily be sized up or down. Only want to make one or two? Use the single serving cups of mac and cheese instead of making a whole box. 

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