Peanut Butter Bacon Hot Dogs. Seriously.

This past weekend I journeyed to Tacoma, Washington to visit my dad. I”m pretty unfamiliar with that area of our state, so I assigned him with the task of picking a cool place to meet. My dad is a man with excellent taste, so I knew he would not disappoint. And boy was I correct!

We ended up at the Red Hot, an unassuming little joint that specializes in creative hot dogs. The menu revealed that the Red Hot has been featured in a variety of local media and even appeared on Food Network”s Chef vs City. All this is well and good, but let”s get to the real The driver ed games will also help students find financing through the U. question on everyone”s minds: does the Red Hot offer a hot dog slathered in peanut butter?


Upon spying this option, called the Hosmer Hound Dog, I remarked that it probably was delicious but I felt too guilty ordering it. Little did I know that fate had other plans. A super friendly local, who was sitting next to us at the bar, had overheard our conversation and asked the waitress to bring us two of the Hosmers, his treat.

I”ve always depended on the kindness of strangers.

This hot dog was not lightly bathed in a peanut-ish marinade or anything. We”re talking full-on thick peanut butter, liberally applied via piping tube. Oh, and did I mention that it also boasts two generous slices of bacon on either side of the dog? Intense. And yes, my initial suspicions were confirmed: this was the most distinctive and satisfying hot dog I”ve ever experienced.

I think I can attribute this experience to research for a new culinary hypothesis I must explore: does peanut butter complement EVERY food? It might. I don”t know. If it works on hot dogs, anything is possible.

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  • Cupcake Activist June 1, 2011  

    I’d have to try it before I believe it, but I’m a huge PB fan so I wouldn’t be surprised if I loved it.

  • BS June 1, 2011  

    I have no problem at all believing that this is amazing. I might even make one tonight.

  • Emily June 1, 2011  

    B: do it.
    Also, there is a bar in Seattle that has a peanut butter bacon cheeseburger. I want the hot dog and the burger to have a showdown. In my mouth.

  • peggy June 1, 2011  

    I don’t have any problem either thinking this is probably really good. What a treat! I will have to make it at home sometime! Mmmm!

  • Byron June 2, 2011  

    I will definately be trying this in the future. Also, I can attest that peanut butter on waffles (with syrup) is pure heaven and bacon or sausage goes well with it too. As such, I’m not surprised in the least that PB goes well with a hot dog and bacon.

  • Yo November 23, 2011  

    I discovered this combo about 15 years ago. My family and friends think it is disgusting until they try it….it is soooo good! If you want to kick up the flavor to the next level, add some chopped onion to this combo. I know that sounds crazy, but it is amazing (the only way I eat peanut butter bacon dogs now). Also, I prefer a quality all beef dog, but it works with any dog.

  • Jim September 13, 2014  

    When I was 11 my grandfather made something like this for me. He would split a hot dog down the middle and open It up and put peanut butter in it. Then he wrapped bacon around it and poured a little honey on top and broiled it. It was fantastic. Reading this brought back a great memory and now I must try one again.

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