Friday, September 6, 2013

Banh Mi Bacon Wrapped Hot Dog #goodcookcom

 The Stuffed Burger Contest is in full swing (don't forget to vote) and Good Cook gave me another wonderful item to try out.... the Bacon Press.  I have been celebrating a whole week here on the blog about my family's love of bacon.... so you know I am getting some fun use out of this bacon press.  I decided to think a little crazy and make bacon press hot dogs.  Oh... yes.  That's what I said.  I wrapped some bacon around an all-beef hot dog and grilled it to perfection on the cast iron skillet.  The press worked great by keeping the hot dogs in place and the bacon snugly tight so I could cook it completely around.

I then took it to another level by making my hot dog Banh Mi style (Vietnamese sandwich) and added a pickled slaw, fresh cucumbers, jalapenos and some sriracha on the hot dog.  Can I tell you... this was the BEST hot dog I have ever eaten in my life.  It was perfect on so many levels.  The bacon gave the hot dog a wonderful crunch and texture.  The slaw gave a nice balance of sweetness and tang.  The cucumbers gave freshness and crunch and then the jalapenos and sriracha finished it off perfectly with the spice I so love.  

Thank you Good Cook for bringing this Bacon Press into my life... I am so imPRESSED!

The bacon press and the griddle I used are both cast iron.  Cast iron is a fantastic piece of cookware and it is something you can own for generations. Don't let seasoning and cleaning your cast iron cookware scare you off.  I simply scour with kosher salt and scrub brush.  Then I put the cleaned skillet on the stove top and heat it dry and wipe it down with some canola oil.  It's as simple as that.  Once you start cooking with cast iron, you will always have it on your stove or close by.   The Good Cook cast iron skillet rocks and pairing it up with the bacon press makes it even better. I am so excited about all the fun meals that I am going to imPRESS you with soon. :)  


Good Cook Cast Iron Grill
Cast Iron Bacon Press

Cast Iron Grill Pan
 BACON Press

 Good Cook is  offering a 25% off coupon at for the Good Cook Burger Tools. Use CODE: BaconLovers

Hot dogs  (favorite brand- I used all-beef)
Hot dog buns
bacon (one strip for each hot dog)

Broccoli Slaw:
2 cups of bagged broccoli slaw *
2 Tbs rice wine vinegar
1/2 tsp sugar ( or to taste)
salt and black pepper to taste
(or you can substitute grated carrot, thinly sliced cabbage, grated broccoli stems, onions)

thin strips of English cucumber
thin strips of sliced jalapeno (seeds removed)
sliced scallion (green onions)


Wrap bacon around hot dogs tightly.  Place on a lightly greased cast iron grill pan that has been heated on medium heat.  

Place bacon press on top of wrapped hot dogs.  Grill on each side until fully cooked.   Serve on toasted hot dog buns with broccoli banh mi slaw and garnishes.  Serve hot. Enjoy.

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