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Hot Dog Stir Fry

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Hot dog stir fry. For when you don’t want to make dinner, but can’t give the kids hot dogs again. Fry ’em up with some veggies and sauces for a real treat.

This recipe was originally posted in October 2018 and was updated in March 2019 to add more detail


Today’s recipe is a quick, bonus recipe.

Why is that? You  may ask.

Because it’s not really a recipe. It’s more like a dinner hack. What to make for dinner when you don’t want to make dinner. How to make your hot dogs more exciting and appetizing. What to do when you know the worst is coming.

Sorry, sorry, Harry Potter reference, I couldn’t resist.

Anyway. Hot dog stir fry. My husband made this up one night, and since then, it is his job to make it for dinner. (Hmm, maybe that’s why I think it’s an easy dinner recipe. Because I don’t need to actually make it…)

This also isn’t really a recipe because, well, it isn’t really a recipe. It’s one of those “kitchen sink” recipes where you just dump in everything in your pantry (everything but the kitchen sink. Hence the name.)


Since people seem to like more exact recipes, and not just “dump it in the pan and cook it” recipes, I actually went and measured out the ingredients while I was making it for dinner tonight.

And yes, I had to make it, and not my husband, since I wanted to measure it out.

The things I do for this blog.


Let’s get on to some questions you may have!

What do I serve with hot dog stir fry?

We usually serve it with fresh pita or over rice. If you are feeling healthy, you can swap out the rice for quinoa. You can also make some corn muffins to go with it.

What are some other ways to serve hot dogs?

What, like this delicious hot dog vegetable stir fry isn’t enough for you?

Ok, ok, if you want some other ideas, you can check out this article for some other unique ways to spice up and serve your hot dogs.

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Some things to note

    • Add in whichever vegetables you prefer. I usually do onion, bell pepper, and carrot, but you can also add mushrooms, broccoli, or anything else that strikes your fancy.
    • You can use beef, chicken, or turkey hot dogs. All the sauces you’ll be putting in the stir fry will basically mask the taste anyway.
    • I’m putting measurements in the recipe, as I mentioned above, but this really is a “no recipe recipe.” Feel free to experiment and put in whatever sauces or spices you like. Sriracha, soy, teriyaki, barbecue, sweet chili, you name it, it goes well in this hot dog recipe.
    • I always fry in canola oil, because my husband can’t stand the taste of olive oil (yes, I know he’s weird. You don’t need to rub it in.) For most of the people making this, using olive oil will work very well.
    • Don’t have hot dogs? No worries! You can also substitute any cold sliced deli meats like corned beef, pastrami, salami…

But enough of my rambling. Without further ado, I present to you:

Hot Dog Stir Fry Recipe


One onion, diced
one bell pepper, whichever color you prefer, diced
one carrot, peeled and sliced
one package hot dogs, sliced in rings
4 tablespoons soy sauce
1-2 tablespoons ketchup
3 tablespoons sweet chili sauce
1 tablespoon barbecue sauce
2 tablespoons brown sugar
salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika, to taste


Heat oil in a large frying pan. Add onions and saute for a few minutes until soft. Add pepper, carrot, and hot dog slices. Splash on the sauces and brown sugar. Add generous amounts of salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika. Cook on high heat, stirring occasionally, until hot dogs and veggies are nicely browned, almost burned.

close-up picture of hot dog stir fry
Hot dog stir fry in all its oily glory.

You should definitely try this stir fry recipe one night. Or more than one night. Every night. Until your kids get sick of it and beg you to please, please stop it with the hot dog stir fry already.

Just kidding. Kids will never ask you to stop making hot dog stir fry. It’s such a kid friendly dinner recipe that they will keep wanting more.

Check out some other easy dinner recipes!

Easy Shepherd’s Pie
Meat Lasagna
Onion Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken

And how about some dessert?

Homemade cinnamon buns
Double peanut butter sandwich cookies
Lemon Curd
Best Donut Holes
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Check out my list of 8 kitchen must-haves here!

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hot dog stir fry in a square bowl, surrounded by pitas, carrot slices, and a splash of soy sauce

Hot dog stir fry

Hot dog stir fry. For when you don't want to make dinner, but can't give the kids hot dogs again. Fry 'em up with some veggies and sauces for a real treat. If you enjoy this recipe, please consider leaving a five-star rating!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people


  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 bell pepper whichever color you prefer diced
  • 1 carrot peeled and sliced
  • 1 package hot dogs sliced in rings


  • salt
  • black pepper
  • garlic powder
  • paprika

Sauces (as desired)

  • 4 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp barbecue sauce
  • 1-2 tbsp ketchup
  • 3 tbsp sweet chili sauce
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar


  • Heat oil in a large frying pan. Add onions and saute for a few minutes until soft. Add pepper, carrot, and hot dog slices. 
  • Add sauces and brown sugar to the frying pan.
  • Add generous amounts of salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika. 
  • Cook on high heat, stirring occasionally, until hot dogs and veggies are nicely browned, almost burned.


My family loves how this tastes when it's almost burnt. If you don't like that super-crispy, almost-burnt taste, then feel free to modify and fry the stir fry over medium-low heat until the veggies are cooked through.
Keyword hot dog recipe ideas, hot dog stir fry, hot dogs, stir fry

This Post Has 21 Comments

  1. Shayla

    Great post! I’m going to have to try this when I get home. My little loves hotdogs!

    1. Bee - Bites 'N Pieces

      I hope your kids enjoy!

  2. laura

    Thank looks amazing. It must be simple to make why didn’t think of this.

    1. Bee - Bites 'N Pieces

      It really is simple to make!

  3. Traci Weinhart

    This looks and sounds amazing. I can’t wait to try it. I really struggle to get my kids to eat their vegetables so I am hoping to mask them with the sauce.

    1. Bee - Bites 'N Pieces

      The sauce really masks the taste of the veggies, don’t worry!

  4. Jamie

    Such a creative way to cook hot dogs! I love all the details in your post. Can’t wait to try this one. 🙂

    1. Bee - Bites 'N Pieces


  5. Emma

    My youngest loves hot dogs! I am going to have to try this out to see if he’ll eat the vegetables that are in it as well 🙂

    1. Bee - Bites 'N Pieces

      The sauce should mask the taste of the veggies so he won’t mind them. Good luck!

  6. Kelly

    Very interesting idea. I’m going to try this with vegetarian hot dogs and I’ll be sure to let you know what I think! Sounds delicious!

    1. Bee - Bites 'N Pieces

      Be sure to keep us posted about the vegetarian hot dogs!

  7. Ayushi

    This looks absolutely delicious and you’ve definitely made the recipe seem easy with so much information. And your blog looks stunning!! 🙂

    1. Bee - Bites 'N Pieces

      Thank you so much!

  8. Jen

    Thanks for sharing, I’m having THAT tonight! Quick and tasty. I agree with your husband about the olive oil!!

    1. Bee - Bites 'N Pieces

      We love quick and tasty recipes around here 🙂

  9. Meghan Kleinschmidt

    I’ll be honest, I saw the title and thought, “Uhh, I don’t know about this…” But the recipe looks delicious! I am for sure goimg to try it. Thanks!

    1. Bee - Bites 'N Pieces

      You’re welcome! Enjoy!

  10. Bernice

    Great recipe, thanks for sharing!

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