Turkey Bacon Dogs with Texas Caviar

Deliciously crispy turkey bacon wrapped turkey dogs topped with a sweet and sour bean relish. Serve this healthy dish for the 4th of July.

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Turkey Bacon wrapped Hot Dogs with Texas Caviar make me so happy, almost giddy.  I’ve told you about my happy childhood memories with family barbecues and it was always hamburgers and hotdogs.  I always loved going around taking orders of how many hot dogs and hamburgers we needed.  I thought being a waitress was such fun.  It got a little complicated when I had to remember who wanted hamburgers rare, medium or well done and who liked hot dogs burnt.  Yup, some of my relatives love their hotdogs burnt!  Many wanted one of each.

When I was a kid, I almost always picked a hot dog over a hamburger.  Some where along the way I switched to hamburgers and rarely ever had a hot dog.  Then one day I discovered Sinai Kosher hot dogs by Sara Lee at Costco.  They were the best hot dog I had ever had.  It started my love of hot dogs again then sadly Sara Lee discounted them.  I was heartbroken.  I have never again tasted a hot dog as good as they were.  I’ve tried every brand I’ve come across and it is not the same.  That was in 2008 and I still think about those hot dogs.  I still yearn for the best hot dog I ever had.

Turkey Bacon Dog with Texas Caviar www.fooddonelight.com #hotdogrecipe #turkeydogrecipe #july4threcipe #baconhotdogLast year I started on a search for a decent turkey hot dog.  I’ve settled on Ball Park Smoky Turkey Hot Dogs.  They don’t taste exactly like a hot dog but I like the smoky flavor.  You can use whatever turkey dog you like.  As for the turkey bacon, I would strongly suggest you try to find Applegate or Lou’s Garrett Valley Turkey Bacon.  They are very similar, so much so that I wonder if they are really made by the same people.  What I like is the flavor and you get a nice slice.  If looks like it is a real piece of meat and not processed to death.  The combination of the turkey bacon on the smoky turkey dog was fantastic.  So much so that I keep thinking about making it again and again.

Now that I had my turkey bacon dogs, I wanted something different for the topping.  I thought about chili but while it is tasty it’s been done to death.  I thought about sauerkraut.  I love sauerkraut and mustard on a dog but again boring.  I liked the idea of the acid of the sauerkraut and the beans of the chili.  That is when I remembered Texas Caviar.  It would be perfect.  It also gave me an excuse to lighten up it up and make it again.  I love to find any excuse to make it.  I loved the acid and crunch.  It makes a delicious topping for my Turkey Bacon Dogs.

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Yields 8 servings

Turkey Bacon Dogs with Texas Caviar

5 minPrep Time

12 minCook Time

17 minTotal Time

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  • 8 Turkey Hot Dogs (I like Ball Park Smoky Turkey Hot Dogs)
  • 8 slices turkey bacon (I like Applegate)
  • 8 hot dog buns
  • 1 cup Texas caviar


  1. Break 4 toothpicks in half.
  2. Heat a grill pan or grill on high heat and spray with cooking spray or wipe with oil.
  3. Once hot, turn down to medium high heat.
  4. Place a piece of turkey bacon on a cutting board and place hot dog diagonally on top. Put in a toothpick to secure one end of bacon to hot dog. Wrap around the hot dog and secure the other end of the turkey bacon with a toothpick to the hot dog. Repeat with remaining bacon and hot dogs.
  5. Place on a grill and cook for about 3 minutes, turn a quarter of a turn and cook for another 3 minutes. Turn another quarter and cook for another 3 minutes, turn to final side and cook until bacon is done.
  6. Remove toothpicks.
  7. Place hot dogs on the buns and top with Texas caviar.
  8. Nutritional value for turkey bacon dog with 2 tbsp Texas caviar (without the bun):
  9. Calories 125 Fat 4 grams Carbs 11 grams Fiber 2 grams Protein 14 grams


*Nutritional value for turkey bacon dog with 2 tbsp Texas caviar (without the bun)

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  1. Now that is a hot dog I could gobble up. Looks delicious.
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