Hot Dogs are the classic camping meal. They’re simple, delicious, and to many, they are the taste of summer. However, sometimes a normal hot dog with ketchup and mustard gets old. Especially if hot dogs are one of your main camping foods. Here are 4 ways to make hot dogs a bit more interesting.

  1. Hawaiian Dog

    Much like a Hawaiian pizza, a Hawaiian hot dog consists of pineapple, bacon, and BBQ sauce. This recipe can easily be achieved with prepackaged bacon bits, canned pineapple, and a bottle of BBQ sauce. This is a good camping recipe because you can use canned ingredient instead of fresh without sacrificing flavor.

  1. Italian Dog

    The Italian dog replaces the hot dog with a sweet or spicy italian sausage. While the sausage is cooking, you can wrap up some peppers in tin foil to roast in the fire. Top your Italian sausage with grilled peppers, marinara sauce, and mozzarella. This hot dog will give your all of the energy you need for an afternoon of cycling.

  1. Breakfast Dog

    It may be called the breakfast dog, but you can eat it for any meal. Just top off your normal hot dog with a fried egg, bacon, and some campfire- cooked hash browns. It is a protein rich meal that you will find much more filling than your average hot dog.

  1. Southwestern Dog

    The southeastern dog may be the healthiest. You can choose to make a bean salad to top of your hot dog, or you can add the black beans, avocado, and corn individually. This is another easy camping recipe because many of the ingredients are canned. It is a fresh take on the classic hotdog that will leave you feeling energized for a hike, or a ride in a kayak. Chipotle ketchup is optional, but highly recommended.

Are you ready to try out all of these recipes in a beautiful nature setting? Saco River Camping Area is the perfect place for you. Visit our website today for more information.