Hawaiian Hot Dogs w/ Pineapple Salsa #SundaySupper {Summer BBQ Party}

This week for #SundaySupper we are having a Summer BBQ Party!  When I think of summer BBQ, I immediately think of hamburgers and hot dogs.  What can I say, you can take the gringa out of the US, but you can't take away her love of classic American fare.  Since I'll be sharing plenty of burger recipes next month for The Food of the Month Club (spoiler alert!), I figured this Summer BBQ Party was just the excuse I needed to share my recipe for Hawaiian Hot Dogs.

These hot dogs get their name not because this is how they're served in Hawaii, but because they're topped with a spicy pineapple salsa.  Served atop bacon-wrapped salchichas (hot dog sausages) topped with a smoky Chipotle Ketchup, the pineapple salsa is what brings all the flavors together for a super tasty hot dog that is perfect for a summer cook-out.

On a side note, while writing out this recipe, I wasn't sure what to call the hot dog sausages. Here in Mexico we call them salchichas.  And when I was growing up in the States, my grandparents always referred to them as weenies.  I could have used the words franks or wieners, but it just didn't feel right because I never call them that.  So I'm curious...What word do you use for hot dog sausages?

Hawaiian Hot Dogs w/ Pineapple Salsa

For the salsa:
  • 1 fresh pineapple, peeled, cored, and finely chopped
  • 1/2 medium red onion, sliced or chopped
  • 2 serrano chilies, seeds removed and finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
For the hot dogs:
  • 12 salchichas (hot dog sausages) (beef, pork, or turkey) 
  • 12 slices bacon
  • 12 hot dog buns
  • Mayonnaise or Mexican crema
  • Chipotle Ketchup* (recipe below)

For the salsa: In a medium bowl, combine the fresh pineapple with the red onion, serrano chilies, and cilantro: season with salt.  Cover salsa and refrigerate until ready to use.

For the hot dogs: Wrap the salchichas in bacon.  Grill the hot dogs over a medium-low flame or fry them in a non-stick skillet over medium low heat, until the bacon is fully cooked.

To serve, split open hot dog buns and lightly toast on the grill (or on a comal/griddle on the stove) over a low flame.  Spread cut sides of buns with mayo or Mexican crema.  Serve bacon-wrapped hot dogs in buns.  Top with Chipotle Ketchup and lots of pineapple salsa.   Enjoy!!!

*For the Chipotle Ketchup: Puree 1 cup ketchup with 1 to 2 chipotle peppers in adobo.

For more delicious Summer BBQ recipes, take a look at what the #SundaySupper crew has cooked up this week:

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In the Cooler:

A big THANK YOU to Jennie from The Messy Baker for hosting this week's Summer BBQ Party for #SundaySupper.  And as always, be sure to join our #SundaySupper chat on Twitter starting at 7:00 pm EST. Follow the #SundaySupper hashtag throughout the day to see the amazing recipes. We look forward to seeing you.  To join all you need to do is follow the#SundaySupper hashtag and share your favorite tips and recipes. Be sure to check out our #SundaySupper Pinterest board for more delicious recipes and photos.



  1. I love Hawaiian style foods and on a hot dog it's just perfect! Very nice recipe!

  2. What a fun and flavorful topping for hot dogs. I really like this idea and think I'll be trying it soon. BTW, I think I would like to call them weenies if I could get away with it. Sadly, we just call them boring old hot dogs here in the Midwest :)
    Renee - Kudos Kitchen

  3. Now that's the way I want to eat my next hot dog! We call them hot dogs around here, too.

  4. These sound awesome - I'm loving the natural sweetness that the salsa adds to a grilled dog! I just call them hotdogs. Or dogs. Unless I'm feeling feisty, then I go with weenies ;P

  5. Your salsa sounds amazing! Love all the flavors you have going on here. Yumm-O!

  6. Those hot dogs are so pretty. Almost too pretty to eat.


  7. Oh yum. I can see that fresh pineapple salsa being used as a topping for a whole lot more than hot dogs too.

  8. I love a good dressed up hot dog! Always takes it to the next level!

  9. I grew up in Hawaii, so youre right, they don't eat hotdogs like this haha But LOVE the topping!

  10. A very creative play on the hotdog. Will have to give it a try next time.

  11. What fantastic looking hot dogs!!! Love the salsa!!

  12. I adore all of the flavors going on in this recipe. So creative!

  13. I´m loving the flavors in this hot dog! We call them salchichas too, salchichitas when they´re bite size and used as finger food. And how do you call the hot dogs in mexico? here it´s panchos, don´t know where that word came from.

  14. I love the idea of putting a pineapple salsa on your hotdogs - sweet and savory combo is perfection!

  15. WOW I pinned these so fast it would make your head spin!! Great flavors and a wonderful way to perk up the plain ol' hot dog!!

  16. Love the salsa! Spicy and sweet...perfect for anything off the grill.

  17. Pineapple salsa sounds like a great addition to grilled hot dogs. And wrapping the dogs in bacon... that is a must the next time we grill hot dogs!

  18. These look delish! I love the sweet and spicy combo and of course everything is better wrapped in bacon!

  19. Ooh I love the sound of that salsa! To me these just look like hot dogs. Sausages always have more seasoning in them and you can see the chunks of fat embedded throughout!

  20. Hot dogs with pineapple salsa, yummm!!! one of my fave ways to eat hot dogs! love this!

  21. Oh I love the sound of pineapple salsa on top! That would be great both on hot dogs and shrimp tacos.

  22. Yum! I love that sweet/salty combo--we make an appetizer that's basically a cocktail hotdog with pineapple on a toothpick--to have a full sized dog with those flavors sounds perfect!