February 1, 2013

DA da DA da DA da... Danger Dogs!

Superbowl is almost upon us, and if you are a girl like me then you are SUPER excited.... for the food!  I know I have probably mentioned this before, but appetizers are my favorite form of food.  Appies are always super small, unhealthy but delicious bites.  They are delicious because they can be unhealthy because they are small, got it?  Too bad it's hard for me not to eat about two main course servings of those little pockets of goodness.

Here in Los Angeles we have street vendors that come out after bars close or after football games that sell the most amazing things on earth.  Hot dogs wrapped in BACON with grilled onions and bell peppers.  They go by many names, ranging from "Danger Dogs" to "Street Meat"....

So introducing this year's Superbowl appetizer - Mini Danger Dogs!  "Read More" below to see my recipe.  Enjoy! 

Mini Danger Dog Recipe 
You will need:
- cocktail weenies
- red and green bell peppers
- red onion
- bacon
- Pillsbury pre-cut crescent dough

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Slice the onions and bell peppers in to thin equal strips, they should be at least the length of a cocktail weenie.  Saute onions and bell peppers in pan with oil over medium heat for about 3 - 5 minutes to lightly char.  Feel free to add a dash of water and cover to let the veggies steam a bit.  Remove and set aside.  Using the same pan, add bacon and cook for about 5 minutes to pre-cook.  Do not let the bacon get hard, it should still be somewhat soft and pliable to wrap around the mini-dogs.  Remove from heat and set aside.  Remove the Pillsbury crescent dough from package and slice each piece into 2 pieces.   Slice bacon that was previously set aside into small pieces that are large enough to wrap around the weenie. 

To roll:  Lay a dough strip flat.  Place bacon-wrapped weenie at the wide end of the dough.  Lay bell peppers and onions next to the weenie and start rolling.  It should come out looking like a fancy little pig-in-a-blanket. 

Place on cookie sheet and bake for about 10 minutes.  Don't go much longer otherwise the bottoms may burn. 

Good luck!  I'd love to hear about your Superbowl recipes!

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