California Dogs

Today we’ve got another recipe for another quintessential ‘kid’ favorite, the hot dog. Who else loved these things? Lunch or dinner, serve ’em up slapped on a good bun with a healthy bit of ketchup, and we were in heaven.

Bacon Wrapped California Dogs topped with creamy avocado & shredded monterrey jack cheese on a white plate

But as an adult, ketchup and mustard can get a little boring. No worries, the unexpected hot dog toppings in this rendition are certainly something to relish.

cooked Bacon Wrapped hot dogs on a metal cooling wrack

These California-inspired dogs have graduated right along with us, taking the treat from nostalgic kid-fair and graduating into full-blown adult territory.

three Bacon Wrapped hot dogs on fluffy buns on a white serving plate

Wrapped in bacon and then cooked to perfect hotdog/crisp bacon skin perfection, they’re then (best) served on your favorite bun, and topped with store-bought (or fresh) guacamole, with a hearty ‘sprinkle’ of your favorite shredded Monterey Jack cheese.

Bacon Wrapped California Dogs shown topped with creamy green avocado on a white serving plate

Who said our childhood favorites couldn’t grow up too?

Bacon Wrapped California Dogs on a white serving plate

California Dogs

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Servings: 8
Calories: 357kcal


  • 8 all-beef hot dogs
  • 8 Slices uncured bacon
  • 8 hot dog buns
  • guacamole homemade or store-bought, whichever you prefer
  • Monterey Jack or pepper jack cheese, shredded


  • Wrap one slice of bacon around each hot dog and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes. We put our hot dogs on our cooling racks, set on top of a baking sheet, to catch the grease, and have the, get crisp since they won’t be sitting in said bacon grease.
  • Place the cooked hot dog in a bun and top with guacamole and generous sprinkle of the shredded cheese.


Calories: 357kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 819mg | Potassium: 156mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 8IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 2mg

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