Grilled hot dogs topped with honey barbecue baked beans, caramelized onions, crumbled bacon, and cheddar - jack cheese. Grilled or baked hot dogs are delicious, especially at a barbecue or camp out. Let's face it plain old ketchup, mustard and relish ...


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Cowboy Hot Dogs & CMT Summer of Music

Grilled hot dogs topped with honey barbecue baked beans, caramelized onions, crumbled bacon, and cheddar - jack cheese.

Grilled or baked hot dogs are delicious, especially at a barbecue or camp out. Let's face it plain old ketchup, mustard and relish can be a bit boring, so in our house we love our hot dogs served with various toppings. A few of our favorites are Texas Style Chili Dogs, Coney Dogs, New York Dogs and Chicago Dogs.  

My preferred method for cooking hot dogs is definitely grilled or on a stick and cooked over an open campfire. Yum there's just something about a a perfectly roasted hot dog between a lightly toasted bun. Well, recently I teamed up with Bar-S to share a recipe in celebration of the CMT Summer of Music Sweepstakes.

 
When I was deciding on a recipe to share "cowboys" came to mind, so today I'm sharing my recipe for Cowboy Hot Dogs using Bar-S Premium Beef Franks. My version of a cowboy dog is a grilled hot in between a lightly toasted bun and topped with barbecue baked beans, caramelized onions, crumbled bacon and cheddar-jack cheese. It doesn't get much better than that folks. 

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These delicious Cowboy Hot Dogs are simple to make and start with caramelized onions. The onions can take a bit of time to make, but are totally worth the wait. To make the onions, in a large skillet over medium heat, saute the sliced onions in olive oil and 2 tablespoons butter. 

Let the onions caramelize for about 20 minutes then set the onions aside.  

Yum ......... I could just eat these onions right out of the pan.

In a separate large skillet, cook the bacon until crispy, drain the bacon grease. Remove some of the crumbled bacon to use as a topping. 

Add the baked beans, honey and barbecue sauce to the remaining bacon and mix until combined. Simmer over medium heat until the beans are cooked through.  


Using an outdoor grill or grill pan, grill the hot dogs on all sides until heated through and the hot dogs have visible grill marks.

Lightly butter the hot dog buns and toast on the grill pan. Watch carefully so they don't burn. 


Assemble the hot dogs by adding one cooked hot dog to a bun, then adding the baked beans, then caramelized onions, additional bacon and shredded cheese. Serve while still hot. 



Cowboy Hot Dogs 

Ingredients
1 - 16 ounce package Bar-S Bacon, chopped and cooked
8 - premium beef franks, turkey franks or smoked sausage links 
8 - hot dog buns, toasted 
2 - medium size yellow onions, sliced thin 
1 - 16 ounce can can baked beans 
1 - teaspoon honey
2 - tablespoon barbecue sauce
3 - tablespoons butter, separated 
1 - tablespoon olive oil 
shredded Cheddar - jack cheese 

Directions:
In a large skillet over medium heat, saute the onion in olive oil and 2 tablespoons butter. Let the onions caramelize for about 20 minutes then set the onions aside.  

In a separate large skillet, cook the bacon until crispy, drain the bacon grease. Remove some of the crumbled bacon to use as a topping. 

Add the baked beans, honey and barbecue sauce to the remaining bacon and mix until combined. Simmer over medium heat until the beans are heated through.  

Using an outdoor grill or grill pan, grill the hot dogs on all sides until heated through and hot dogs have visible grill marks.

Butter the hot dog buns lightly and toast the buns on the grill pan. 


Assemble the hot dogs by adding one hot to a bun, then adding the baked beans, then caramelized onions, additional bacon and shredded cheese.

Serve hot dogs while hot.


Yields: 8 hot dogs. 





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Stove Top Skillet Pizza

No need to heat up the house with this easy Stove Top Skillet Pizza. You can have dinner from stove to table in 30 minutes. 

Pizza is one of those meals that will pretty much please everyone! I make homemade pizza year round, but during the summer it can sometimes be a bit of a challenge. We don't dare crank up the oven, so most times my husband and I just grill our pizza outside, especially if we're feeding a crowd.  

We live in Texas and our summers are definitely hot and humid, so I really don't like standing outside in 100+ degrees, dripping with sweat assembling pizzas. Making homemade pizza should be a simple and not time consuming or complicated. 

 
To solve our pizza cooking dilemma, we make Stove Top Skillet Pizza using a cast iron pan. Cooking your pizza on the stove top is quick , easy and dinner can go from stove top to table in 30 minutes. Now that's simple!!! For this particular pizza recipe I used the new
12 - inch Lodge Cast Iron Dual Handle Pan


This dual handle pan is new to my collection, but no worries because it came pre-seasoned and ready to use. I've been cooking with Lodge cast iron for as long as I can remember. My mother cooked with it, so that's how I was taught. I have included just a few of my favorite pieces below. 

Lodge cast iron cookware is also made in the USA and really easy to clean! Just hand wash (with mild soap), dry promptly, rub with oil and store. As you can see I have a glass-top stove and I use my cast iron pans on my stove top all the time. Just take care not to drop the pan or slide it across the glass surface. 

I have included step-by-step photos to show you how easily this skillet pizza came together. Once the pizza was cooked I placed the dual handle pan under my oven broiler for just a few minutes to brown up the edges a bit. I how easily this dual handle pan is to hold and goes from stove top to oven in a snap.  

I'm still amazed every time I make this pizza at just how easy the whole process is. If you make this recipe stop back by and let me know how you liked it!  Happy pizza making!!!!!


Stove Top Skillet Pepperoni Pizza 

1/2 - recipe of No Fail Pizza Crust 
1/2 - cup pizza sauce homemade or store bought 
1 - cup pepperoni slices 
1 1/2 - cups block style Mozzarella cheese, shredded 
optional toppings: onions, green peppers, olives, Italian sausage, mushrooms  
olive oil 
10 - 12 inch cast iron skillet

First prepare the pizza dough according to the recipe (cut in the ingredients in half if just making one pizza) and set aside. 

Place the cast iron pan on the stove top over medium-high heat. While the pan is warming get all your toppings ready so they're easy to grab when it comes time to assemble the pizza.

On a floured surface, roll the pizza dough out into a 10 inch circle about 1/4 inch thick.
Drizzle about 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil in the cast iron pan and wipe with a paper towel to spread the oil.

Transfer the pizza dough to the pan and cook for about 1-2 minutes or until bubbles start to form on top and the crust is golden brown and crispy on the bottom.

Flip the pizza crust over using a spatula and quickly add about 2-3 spoons of pizza sauce, desired toppings and cheese.

Reduce the heat to medium and cover the pan, so the cheese melts and the toppings warm through. 

If you want a crispier pizza crust around the edges, place the dual handle pan under your oven broiler for a few minutes. Watch pizza carefully. 

Transfer pizza to a cutting board, cool, slice and serve.

yields - one medium size pizza 

Cooks Note: One full recipe of the pizza dough will make two medium size skillet pizzas. Also it's better to use block style cheese for this recipe because it melts better than packaged shredded cheese that has a coating. 




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Triple Layer Lemon Pudding Pie at Weekend Potluck #278

Good morning and Happy Friday! I hope everyone had a wonderful week! Today is Weekend Potluck and we have some delicious recipes to share with you!!! Triple Layer Lemon Pudding Pie by Together as Family took the top spot this week for the most viewed recipe!!! 

Our other features include, Katie's Cornbread Casserole and Salted Pecan Chews! Our featured hostess is The Country Cook and she's sharing her recipe for 🍔 Cheeseburger & Fries Casserole. 

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Triple Layer Lemon Pudding Pie by Together as Family 



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Grandma's Banana Pudding (From Scratch)

A homemade stove top vanilla pudding poured over vanilla wafers, fresh cut bananas and topped with additional crushed wafers.  

Any family gathering, get-together or cookout wouldn't be complete without a big bowl of homemade banana pudding! This holds true at my house and my mother in laws house. Southern Banana Pudding  is my families favorite old fashioned dessert, but my oldest son prefers banana pudding without the meringue topping.  

If you were raised in the south then you pretty much had the meringue version of banana pudding. This recipe is also listed on every box of Nilla Wafers, so it's been around for quite some time. I prefer to use Nilla Wafers versus other brands, but if I can't find them Mothers brand vanilla wafers is my second choice.  

Since my son isn't too keen on having the meringue topping occasionally I will make this recipe for Grandma's Banana Pudding. It's pretty much the same thing, but minus the meringue topping. Instead additional crushed vanilla wafers are used for the topping. I think this version is just as tasty and just as pretty as the original.  

I prefer my banana pudding a warm, but some folks like it cold. It's really a personal preference and great both ways. If you're looking for a good down home dessert, I hope you'll give this recipe a try. 



Grandma's Banana Pudding

1/4 - cup flour 

3/4 - cup of sugar
2 - eggs
3 - cups milk
1 1/2 - tablespoons butter
1/2 - teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 of a 12 - 16 ounce box vanilla wafers  
2 - 3 bananas, sliced semi- thick
1 1/2 - cups additional crushed vanilla wafers for topping

In a medium size pot over medium heat, add the flour, sugar and eggs, mix well. Slowly add the milk, stirring constantly using a wire whisk. 

Continue stirring pudding until it comes to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer until the pudding has thickened. You will know the pudding is thick enough when it coats the back of a spoon. 

Remove pudding from heat, add the butter and vanilla extract. Mix to combine and set aside.   

In a large bowl, add the vanilla wafers, and sliced bananas. Pour the pudding mixture over the vanilla wafers and bananas and lightly mix. 

Pour the pudding mixture into a serving dish. Crush about 1 1/2 cups vanilla wafers and sprinkle on top of the pudding. Refrigerate before serving.  

Adapted from: A cowboys wife


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Southern Hot Dog Chili Sauce at Weekend Potluck #277


Julia's Southern Hot Dog Chili Sauce by Julia's Simply Southern 
  The Recipe with the Most Views 

Good morning and Happy Friday! I hope everyone had a wonderful week! Today is Weekend Potluck and we have some delicious recipes to share with you!!! Julia's Southern Hot Dog Chili Sauce took the top spot this week for the most viewed recipe!!! 

Our other features include, Summer Squash Cake and Spaghetti Pie! Our featured hostess is me and I'm sharing my favorite 🍓Summertime Strawberry Pie! Just click the recipe titles under the photos to be taken to each recipe.   

New to Weekend Potluck? Here's a little run down! Weekend Potluck is a place where each week bloggers come to share and link up their favorite recipes! Every Friday we highlight the most viewed recipe from the previous week, recipes that caught our eye and a new potluck for the current week. 

When you scroll down to the bottom of this post, you'll see thumbnail photos of recipes shared from several food bloggers.  The recipe with the most "views" this week will be our top featured recipe for next week, so make sure to show some love to all your favorites. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.

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Spaghetti Pie by Gentle Joy Homemaker


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Summertime Strawberry Pie by Mommy's Kitchen 



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