Pie Iron Hot Dog

A pie iron hot dog sandwich in the pie iron showing the layers of sauce, cheese and hotdog before closing and ready to cook.

A quick and easy lunch to cook over the fire, this Pie Iron Hot Dog has two kinds of cheese and two sauces. Bread is layered with the traditional ketchup and mustard, with the addition of cheese and hot dogs. The whole thing is sandwiched and cooked in a pie iron until golden brown and warmed through.

The two cheese we used is American (which can be exchanged with cheddar) and mozzarella. The American cheese provides taste and the mozzarella a gooey melted texture. When cooked slowly over coals these melt to bind the sandwich together.

This is a perfect idea for a simple lunch for kids. It adds a new spin to an old family favorite, so the recipe is fun but still approachable. It is also a great way for kids to start learning to cook over a fire.

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A pie iron being cracked open next to the camp fire showing a golden brown pie iron hot dog.
With continual turning the bread will be a golden brown, the cheese melted, and hot dogs warmed through.
A pie iron with a hot dog sandwich cut in half showing the layers of sauce, cheese, and hot dogs.
The two sauces and cheese meld together during cooking to create the pie iron hot dog.
A pie iron on a picnic table with a pie iron hot meat pie sandwich cooked so the bread is golden brown.
Toast until the bread it golden brown and the filling is hot.
A pie iron hot dog sandwich in the pie iron showing the layers of sauce, cheese and hotdog before closing and ready to cook.
This easy hot dog sandwich is ideal to cook over the campfire. It is super cheesy with two types of cheese, American for flavor and mozzarella for gooeyness.

Pie Iron Hot Dog Recipe

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A pie iron hot dog sandwich in the pie iron showing the layers of sauce, cheese and hotdog before closing and ready to cook.
A quick and easy lunch to cook over the fire, this Pie Iron Hot Dog has two kinds of cheese and two sauces.
Preparation 15 minutes
Cook 40 minutes
Ready in 55 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
CourseLunch
InfluenceGlobal
DifficultyBeginner
MethodToast
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Ingredients

  • 8 slices bread
  • 4 tablespoons mustard to taste
  • 4 tablespoons ketchup to taste
  • 4 slices American cheese or cheddar cheese
  • 4 slices mozzarella cheese
  • 8 hot dogs

Equipment

  • pie iron

Directions

  • Lay out the 8 slices of bread on a work surface. Spread half with ketchup and half with mustard.
  • Place a slice of American cheese on the mustard slice of bread and a slice of mozzarella cheese on the ketchup slice of bread.
  • Cut the hot dogs in half longways so they are thinner and quicker to heat. Cut in half to shorten. 
    Tip: If cooking with kids, consider preheating the hotdogs then the kids have less pressure to heat the hotdogs, but just brown the bread and melt the cheese.
  • Divide the hotdogs evenly on the mozzarella cheese, then close the sandwich with the cheddar cheese.
  • Place one sandwich in a pie iron, close, and clip shut. Place over a campfire's coals and cook for 10 minutes, turning every 2 minutes to make sure it heats through.
  • Crack open the pie iron to see if the bread is browned, if not close and continue cooking until done. Once done turn out onto a plate and let cool for 5 minutes before eating.

Nutritional Information

Sodium: 1710mgCalcium: 466mgVitamin C: 1mgVitamin A: 479IUSugar: 7gFiber: 3gPotassium: 324mgCholesterol: 84mgCalories: 563kcalTrans Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 13gFat: 29gProtein: 26gCarbohydrates: 49gIron: 5mg

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When it comes to outdoor cooking Ash is a high-energy cook with a great attitude. Looking for tasty yet simple recipes has created an appealing recipe collection for the outdoors.

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