Air Fryer Carolina Style Hot Dogs —There’s nothing like a good Carolina Double Dog. hot dogs, chili, and onions all nestled in a soft bun – it’s the perfect handheld meal. Whether you’re tailgating or just looking for a quick lunch, this is the ultimate comfort food. And best of all, it’s easy to make at home. So fire up the grill and get ready to enjoy a taste of summer.

Air Fryer Carolina Style Hot Dogs

If you’re a fan of hot dogs, then you’ll love the Carolina Double Dog. This delicious dish is made with two hot dogs, chili, and coleslaw, and it’s sure to satisfy your hunger. So come on down to the grill and give it a try!

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What Is An Air Fryer?

Have you ever seen those commercials for air fryers and wondered what they are? An air fryer is a kitchen appliance that allows you to cook food using only hot air. This means that you can make fried foods without all the unhealthy oil. Air fryers are becoming increasingly popular, so if you’re thinking about getting one, here’s what you need to know.

What Is A Hot Dog?

Everyone has heard of a hot dog, but what is it? A hot dog is a cooked sausage that is usually served in a bun. They can be topped with different condiments, such as ketchup, mustard, and relish. Hot dogs are a popular American food and can be found at most fast-food restaurants.

What Is Carolina Style Hot Dogs?

What is a Carolina-style hot dog? This is a question that has many answers, as the answer depends on who you ask. Ask a Southerner and they’ll tell you that a Carolina-style hot dog is all about the toppings – specifically, chili and coleslaw. But ask someone from up north and they’ll say that all it takes to make a Carolina hot dog is pork sausage and (optional) mustard. So what’s the truth? We’re not sure, but we’re excited to find out! In the meantime, we’ll be whipping up some of our own Carolina-style hot dogs – with chili and coleslaw, of course.

Air Fryer Carolina Style Hot Dogs

The Best Air Fryer Carolina Style Hot Dogs

Unique to the Carolinas…this recipe holds the tastes that the purists expect, but has a naughty twist! This recipe is not only quick and tasty but with two hot dogs and two pieces of bacon, it is packed full of protein and is just about the complete meal in and of itself! These bacon-wrapped double dogs are perfect for the summer bar-b-q, tailgate party, Superbowl party, or simply the stressful weeknight solution for dinner! Because of the way that these dogs are wrapped in bacon, they are the perfect solution for those situations where you need to bring your own beef to a friend’s cookout as well. Air Fryer healthy…coleslaw…onion…bacon…chili…it doesn’t get much better than this! As they say in the Carolinas, “This is a two-hander dog!”

Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Carolina Style Hot Dogs

How To Make Air Fryer Carolina Style Hot Dogs

Air Fryer Carolina Hot Dogs

Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F, and set the timer for 4 minutes. As the air fryer is heating, slice a sausage bun or sandwich roll so that it will lay open flat. Be careful not to cut the bun all the way in half.

Once the air fryer has reached 400 degrees F, toast the bun for one minute 30 seconds, then set it aside. Slice two bun-length beef hot dogs in a circular manner with the slices about a half-inch apart down the hot dog. Having sliced the hot dogs, it is time to wrap them. Lay one piece of center cut bacon vertically on a piece of parchment paper or cutting board. Add one hot dog horizontally to the top edge of the vertical bacon slice and roll it once to secure. Lay the second next to the first hot dog on the bacon. Make sure the rolled end of the bacon is sandwiched between the two hot dogs. At an angle, wrap the bacon twice around the two hot dogs and tuck the end of the bacon between the hot dogs. Take the second piece of bacon and tuck it is where the first piece of bacon ended. At an angle, wrap the bacon twice around the remaining half of the hotdogs.

Air Fryer Carolina Style Hot Dogs

Secure the end of the bacon between the hot dogs. Place the bacon-wrapped double dog in the center of the fryer tray. Place the tray back into the air fryer and cook for 8 minutes. Check the bacon at around 6 minutes to ensure it is not overcooked!

Air Fryer Carolina Style Hot Dogs

While the double dog and bacon cook, chop up ½ of the fresh purple onion and set it aside. Next, add the chili to a microwave-safe bowl, and following the manufacturer instructions, heat the chili until it is warm throughout. On the toasted bun, spread the heated chili on both sides of the bun. When the double dog has finished cooking, remove it from the air fryer and set it in the middle of the bun. Top the bacon double dog with a line of chili. Next, in a crossing motion, top the bacon double-dog and both sides of the bun with yellow mustard to your exact taste! After adding the mustard, it is time to add the freshly chopped onion! Add the chopped onion to the top of the double-dog and both sides of the bun to your personal satisfaction. For the grand finale, we will now top our new creation with a heavy helping of fresh coleslaw! Add as much as you like! Your taste buds will thank you!

Air Fryer Carolina Style Hot Dogs

Pro Tips:

Red Onions: Sprinkle a little bit more of the fresh chopped onion on top of your bacon Wrapped Carolina Double Dog…the purple will make your presentation pop.

Crowding: For best results, do not crowd your air fryer basket. Otherwise, the hot dogs will not cook up fully. Leave plenty of space around the hot dogs, so both the bacon and the hot dogs will cook up perfectly.

Flipping: Depending on the air fryer you are using, you may need to flip your hot dogs halfway during cooking.

Making These In An Air Fryer Oven: If you are making this recipe in an air fryer oven, make sure that you use the bottom shelf so both the outside and inside get cooked to perfection.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

What Is Hot Dog Chili Made Of?

Try my quick and easy hot dog chili recipe for a fun meal on those cold winter days! You’ll use fresh ground beef, tomato paste (with added spices!), and ketchup alongside some Worcestershire sauce. It’s perfectly paired with an excellent array of herbs & seasonings that are sure to please any palate – not just the taste buds too!!

Great Store-Bought Hot Dog Chili That You Can Use?

Cooks love finding new ways to make their meals more exciting, and one great way to do that is by trying different types of chili. If you’re looking for some delicious store-bought chili to add to your hot dogs, we’ve got you covered. Here are some of our favorite options!

Air Fryer Carolina Style Hot Dogs

What Is a Carolina Hot Dog?

You can taste a delicious beef chili with tangy coleslaw in the Carolina Hot Dog for extra flavor.

What’s The Best Secret Ingredient for Hot Dog Chili? 

The secret to my hot dog chili is in the ingredient list. I add a dash of apple cider vinegar and fish sauce for just enough savory flavor to keep you returning, guaranteed!

Even if you purchase Chili Hot Dog sauce, add some in to really elevate the taste.

Can I Freeze Air Fryer South Carolina Hot Dogs?

I would not recommend freezing them for best results since they only take minutes to make; you are so much better off with a fresh batch.

How Long Do These Carolina Style Hot Dogs Last?

Let any leftovers that you have cool to room temperature, and then place them into an airtight container or Ziploc Bag. They will last about 2 to 3 days in the refrigerator. You can reheat in the microwave or the air fryer and heat it until warmed through.

Can I Make This Ahead?

This is a great dish that you can easily assemble ahead of time and then keep covered (tightly) in the refrigerator until it’s time to air fry.

What Kind Of Hot Dogs Should I Use?

When it comes to hot dogs, there are so many choices! You can use beef hot dogs, pork hot dogs, turkey hot dogs, chicken hot dogs…the list goes on and on. So, what kind of hot dog should you use in your favorite recipes?

I love to use all-beef hot dogs; some of my favorites are Nathan’s, Trader Joe’s, or even Ball Park. Make sure that your hot dogs are the same length as your bun.

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Air Fryer Carolina Style Hot Dogs
Air Fryer Carolina Style Hot Dogs

Air Fryer Carolina Style Hot Dogs

5 from 3 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
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Total Time: 13 minutes
Servings: 1 Serving

Description

Are you a fan of Carolina Style Hot Dogs? If so, you're going to love this air fryer recipe! These hot dogs are cooked in the air fryer and then topped with coleslaw and chili sauce. They're the perfect quick and easy meal for any night of the week!

Ingredients 

  • 2 beef hot dogs
  • 2 slices bacon
  • 10 ounces hot dog chili
  • 1/4 cup purple onions, diced
  • 1 cup coleslaw, prepared
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard, adjust to taste
  • 1 sandwich roll, or sausage roll

Instructions

  • Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F, and set the timer for 3 to 4 minutes
  • As the air fryer is heating, slice a sausage bun or sandwich roll so that it will lay open flat. Be careful not to cut the bun all the way in half
  • Once the air fryer has reached 400 degrees, toast the bun for one minute 30seconds, then set it aside.
  • Slice two bun length beef hot dogs in a circular manner with the slices about a half-inch apart down the hot dog
  • Having sliced the hot dogs, it is time to wrap them!
    a.Lay one piece of center cut bacon vertically on a piece of parchment paper or cutting board.
    b. Add one hot dog horizontally to the top edge of the vertical bacon slice and roll it once to secure.
    c. Lay the second next to the first hot dog on the bacon. Make sure the rolled end of the bacon is sandwiched between the two hot dogs.
    d. At an angle, wrap the bacon twice around the two hot dogs and tuck the end of the bacon between the hot dogs.
    e. Take the second piece of bacon and tuck it in where the first piece of bacon ended.
    f. At an angle, wrap the bacon twice around the remaining half of the hot dog.
    g. Secure the end of the bacon between the hotdogs.
  • Place the bacon-wrapped double dog in the center of the air fryer tray. Place the tray back into the air fryer and cook for 8 minutes. Check the bacon at around 6 minutes to make sure that it is not overcooked!
  • While the double dog and bacon are cooking, chop up ½ of a fresh purple onion and set it aside.
  • Next, add the chili to a microwave safe bowl, and following the manufacturer’sinstructions, heat the chili until it is warm throughout
  • On the toasted bun, spread the heated chili on both sides of the bun
  • When the double dog has finished cooking, remove it from the air fryer and set it in the middle of the bun. Top the bacon double dog with a line of chili.
  • Next, in a crossing motion, top the bacon double dog and both sides of the bunwith yellow mustard to your exact taste
  • Having added the mustard, now it is time to add the freshly chopped onion! Add the chopped onion to the top of the double-dog and both sides of the bun to your personal satisfaction
  • For the grand finale, we will now top our new creation with a heavy helping offresh coleslaw!Add as much as you like! Your taste buds will thank you!
  • Plate, serve, and enjoy!

Equipment

  • Air Fryer

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 1481kcalCarbohydrates: 182gProtein: 61gFat: 88gSaturated Fat: 24gPolyunsaturated Fat: 28gMonounsaturated Fat: 31gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 79mgSodium: 6242mgPotassium: 5979mgFiber: 103gSugar: 27gVitamin A: 84146IUVitamin C: 31mgCalcium: 1041mgIron: 53mg

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