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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Gutter Dogs

I know what you're thinking .... "what the heck is a gutter dog?" That my friends, is a good question! I really had no idea what to call this creation ... For some reason, it reminds me of bar food - although I'm not really sure what they serve in bars besides alcohol?! I really have no idea?! I wasn't in a bar when I made these - so I guess that theory doesn't really work?!

Gutter Dogs

Maybe it's just the fact that I have a terrible time naming things - well, except my children - they have normal names (all from the Bible). When I was a kid, our pets had to have been confused .... we had a bird that I called a heifer .... a dog that I called cricket .... and as an adult, a dog named moose. Don't ever ask me to name animals --- they will be species confused. That is almost a guarantee. Naming kids - I think I'm ok .... food, that's iffy. You may wind up with something like "gutter" in the title. 

These Gutter Dogs are wrapped in bacon and grilled. Then, they're topped off with sauteed onions, peppers and garlic. And because they're gutter dogs, we have to add a mixture of condiments like ketchup, mustard and mayo. The name "Gutter Dogs" makes sense now, right? (Just nod in agreement) :) 

Maybe you have a way cooler name - Feel free to leave some suggestions on what you would have called them in the comments! I'd love to hear what kinds of stuff y'all come up with! :)

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Gutter Dogs
Printable recipe
Yield: 8-10 servings

1 pkg. (16 oz.) hot dogs
8-10 slices bacon (one piece for each hot dog)
2 tbsp. butter
1 medium onion, chopped
1 small green pepper, seeded and chopped
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
8-10 hot dog buns, toasted if desired
Desired condiments - ketchup, mustard and/or mayo (optional)

Preheat grill.

Wrap each hot dog in a slice of bacon, overlapping slightly. Secure the loose end with a toothpick. Grill, turning occasionally, until the bacon is crisp and the hot dog is heated through.

Meanwhile, melt butter in a skillet. Saute the onion and green pepper for 3-4 minutes. Add the garlic and continue to cook until the onions and peppers are soft. Remove from heat.

To serve, remove the toothpick from the hot dog. Place a hot dog in a bun and top with the onion and green pepper mixture. Serve with ketchup, mustard and mayo sauce if desired.

Gutter Dogs ...... what a name, eh?!

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  1. hmmmm... how 'bout "Yummo!Can'tWaitToTryThemDogs!" ??!!

  2. I'm cracking up at the name and your dialogue about naming animals and things. I have to say I can't think of anything better. For the record, I have a hard time naming food and crafts with anything catchy. Looks pretty yummy!

  3. I'll admit it- you got me with the name! Keep it- it draws views :) Visiting from Whimsy Wednesday!

  4. Hun, you had me a bacon wrapped hot dog hahahaha

  5. Lol! I actually Googled the name and here is what Urban Dictionary says : [ Hot dog of dubious quality purchased from a cart vendor in seedy part of city. Composed of unknown meat and soaking in briney dawgwater for undisclosed amount of time.] But, seeing as you give us a nice, which doesn't really "look" dubious, recipe, I'll make this for the family and tell them it's Jamie's Gutter Dogs ;-)

  6. I love Gutter Dogs, it's fun. These look terrific. Hugs!

  7. Just shared on FB:))


    PS My daughter wants to have a huge dog and name him "kitty" so she can walk around and call him "Here, Kitty Kitty":))) LOL

  8. I love the name. Definitely caught my attention! Glad you name your children with normal names and save the creativity for recipes.

  9. You read my mind...what the heck is a gutter dog! Interesting!!

  10. Goodness gracious, that sounds awesome! Great job Jamie :)

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

  11. The name is perfect Jamie, it gets your attention! Then once we see the word bacon, you've got us hooked :)

  12. I'm always up for a hot dog but I'm willing to bet the hubby will want to eat them more if they're wrapped in bacon! Stop by my Friday's Five Features and link up this post (and others)!

  13. I just love Hot Dogs, these look awesome! Thank you so much for sharing your delicious recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Have a great weekend!
    Miz Helen

  14. Hi Jamie, I never had a hot dog with all that on it , but I bet it tastes great. I saw it on my turn for us!
    Julie from

  15. Hi Jamie, Hot dogs are my all time favorite summer food -- keep the steak give me the dogs! The name is great, but this dog deserves something finer. But like you I'm not good on names so I'll take the gutter dog any day.

    Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday. Look forward to seeing you again soon.

    Joanne/WineLady Cooks

  16. Love the name "Gutter Dogs." Maybe you have a future in the naming-restaurant-food business. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday on Organized 31.

  17. I love the name, it's so catchy! There's nothing better than a good bacon-wrapped dog. You sold me. Pinning!!!!

    ~Jen @ Yummy Healthy Easy

  18. Hi! Visiting from Marvelous Mondays! I clicked on your link because of the name Gutter Dogs. It reminded me of something my son and husband love to eat here in Upstate NY. They are called Garbage Plates and are similar to your dogs......they are hamburgs, hot dogs or just either one with beans, mac salad, hot sauce and all kinds of another name could be Garbage Dogs!

  19. These sound really good! i generally just top my hot dogs with mustard, but I'm always looking for new suggestions!

  20. Your pets' names are hilarious. When I was a teenager I wanted to name our dog Dude so I could yell out the back door, "Hey, Dude!" Ummm...yeah...anyway. The name Gutter Dogs is ok by me. Kinda fun to say! Thanks for linking, Jamie!


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