Today is National Peanut Butter Day and in honor of this prestigious day, I present to you Peanut Butter Bacon Franks.
Now, before you phoo phoo this off, think about it…….its peanut butter and bacon, both delicious. Open your I’ll try anything once mind and give this try.
According to a friend of mines (Hi Betty), daughter in law ( Hi Joy), this dog is a creation from a restaurant on Seattle. Joy did not mention the restaurant, but her description made it sound wonderful. So I tried it! I was not disappointed.
Truth be told, when I first read about this, I made a bit of a face, but then thought…..maybe? I was intrigued, and knew I had to at least try it.
Tim and I tried them, after the first bite we both said “these are amazing” and its true!! Some recipes really make you wonder and the thought of the combo is….well a little wacky, but the proof is in the taste and tasty this was. So, thank you to my friend Betty for posting a picture of her hot dog that got the conversation rolling and and thank you Joy for describing what led me to Peanut Butter Bacon Franks.
Best thing about these, they are super, super easy. Super, super quick, and super super delicious.
Beef franks, cause thats what I like, but any frank/hot dog would be good. Peanut butter, I used creamy, again by choice.
In my opinion the only bacon is thick cut applewood smoked bacon, but you choose. I added onions,not in the original description, but I love grilled onions, and its my omage to a frank.
Most folks can probably go with with this recipe right up to the maple syrup drizzle…..DO NOT, I repeat DO NOT leave this off. Something about the sweetness of the maple syrup pushes Peanut Butter Bacon Franks to the next level of delicious.
Give National Peanut Butter Day a twist and try Peanut Butter Bacon Franks, you will be glad you did!Print
- 1-12 ounce package Jumbo Beef Franks (4pack)
- 4 slices, thick cut applewood smoked bacon, diced
- 1 large onion halved and sliced thinly
- 4 tablespoons peanut butter
- 4 hot dog buns, toasted
- Maple Syrup for drizzle
- Place diced bacon in a small skillet and cook until crisp. Remove to paper toweling to drain and set aside.
- Leave about 1 teaspoon of bacon dripping in the skillet, save the extra for another use or discard. Cook onions in skillet until translucent and just beginning to brown.
- Cook hot dog as desired. I microwaved mine but grilling or boiling is fine also.
- To assemble the dogs, smear 1 tablespoon of peanut butter on hot dog bun, be sure to have peanut butter on both halves of the bun.
- Place the hot dog in peanut butter smeared bun.
- Top with sautéed onions and bacon. Drizzle with maple syrup.
- Serve immediately.