Who says your hot dogs have to be done traditionally? Sometimes it is fun to mix it up a little bit and try something new. A great way to do this are these hot dog stuffed pitas that you can still make on your grill. They’re a perfect addition to any party that you may have.
Ingredients for Hot Dog Stuffed Pitas
- 1/2 lb hot dogs, cubed
- 1/2 lb sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1 (2 oz) jar stuffed green olives, chopped
- 1/2 cup frozen diced onions
- 1/2 cup chili sauce
- 1 tsp mustard
- 2 hard boiled eggs, chopped
- 2 Tbsp mayonnaise
- 4 pita rounds
- heavy duty foil
How to Make Hot Dog Stuffed Pitas
- Chop hot dogs into small pieces and put in a bowl.
- Add the cheese, olives, onions, chili sauce, mustard, eggs, and mayonnaise to the hot dogs, and mix together until well combined.
- Cut pita rounds in half and fill.
- Take heavy duty foil and tightly wrap each pita packet separately.
- Refrigerate until ready to grill.
- Set grill to hot, and place foil-wrapped pita pockets on grill, cooking for to 10 minutes, flipping once.
- Remove pitas from foil and continue grilling until crisp, about 10 minutes more. Flip if you can, but be careful to keep filling inside.
- Serve with cold dipping sauces if desired.
I think a great alternative to stuffing and grilling the pitas would be to first cook the hot dogs and then mix up all of the filling. And then I would use it as a sort of thick dip for pieces of pita, pita chips, or possibly even tortillas. Or I could even eat it as a sort of salad on the side with some other tasty picnic treats.
I am also the kind of person who can take or leave the olives. I know a lot of people like them, so they would be disappointed without them in there.
If you’re looking for a slightly more traditional hot dog, you could make the filling without the chopped hot dogs and then top them with the filling after they are grilled. Serve them up in traditional buns or even in the pita pockets that way.
How would you like to eat your hot dog stuffed pitas?