Hot Dog Stir-Fry

This recipe is dedicated to all the single people, all the poor people, and also all the people that just really love hot dogs. It’s actually a recipe from my new book: Learn To Cook! Well, actually actually, it’s from one of the bonus guides that you get for free if you buy the book before Friday midnight: Cooking for Single People.

So the recipe as given below is for one person. As you can see in the video, I used a pyramid of hot dogs because I was cooking for more than one person on that particular day. (Hi Chris and Jessica!) Also, you know, a pyramid of hot dogs looks infinitely better on camera than a single, floppy dawg on a plate.

And you KNOW we ain’t into floppy dawgs around here.


Hot Dog Stir-Fry

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A super quick meal for one!

  • Yield: 1 1x


  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 1 hotdog
  • 2 cups fresh vegetables (broccoli, green beans, carrots, whatever) – sliced
  • ½ cup sliced onion
  • ½ cup sliced bell pepper
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic (1 clove)
  • ½ teaspoon soy sauce


  1. Heat the oil in a skillet over high heat.
  2. Slice the weenie up (Hey-ohh!).
  3. Add it and all the vegetables to the skillet and stir it around fast for about 5 minutes until the weenies are kinda crispy and the vegetables are cooked.
  4. Add the soy sauce last and toss around.
  5. Add some red pepper, too. Eat it.

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I guess you could have made some rice to go with this, but it’s hot dog stir fry, people. Just eat it out of the skillet, right over the stove, while you’re talking on the phone to your grammy, but don’t tell her what you’re eating. She might feel sad for you.


  1. Great Stone Face on June 29, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    Great basic recipe. Infinitely variable. Thanks for posting it — and for all the hard work on your great new cookbook. Have a great summer off!

    • Hilah on June 29, 2011 at 2:07 pm

      Thanks, buddy! I’ll still try to keep up with the newsletter (even though I’m taking the summer off) so we’ll be in touch!

  2. Jessie on June 29, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    This is the saddest recipe I’ve ever seen. But I’m going to eat the fuck outa it.

  3. Great Stone Face on June 29, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    Jessie, that’s the point. Hilah could make a beef wellington with a duxelle of mushrooms and puff pastry — and you know she could — but would you really make it? Most of the cooking shows on Food Network, etc., are just food porn. Mouth-watering, but totally impractical.

    Hilah’s show is basic, practical cooking and many in her fan base need to learn this stuff. Some folks can make lobster risotto. Others live on leftover pizza, Cinammon Toast Crunch, microwave popcorn, and McDonald’s. Wouldn’t it be nice it they watched this show and learned how to cook for themselves?

  4. Jessie on June 29, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    Dude, I said I’m going to eat the fuck outa it what more do you want from me.

  5. Laurel on June 30, 2011 at 9:00 am

    I dunno, I am kinda into floppy dogs.

    • Hilah on June 30, 2011 at 11:44 am

      Well, only ’cause you HAVE a floppy dog. Penny!

  6. Tali on June 30, 2011 at 10:51 am

    Thanks for sharing this awesomely trashy recipe. I made it for dinner last night and it’s going to now be a once-a-weeker. We classed it up with some fancy dogs, but seriously. YUM.

    • Hilah on June 30, 2011 at 11:44 am

      Yay! I love it! Fancy dogs make everything better but it totally works with cheapo dogs, too!

  7. Chuck on June 30, 2011 at 11:00 am

    Love that you make so much in your cast iron skillet. Reminds me that I need to use mine for more than bacon and eggs!

    • Hilah on June 30, 2011 at 11:43 am

      Yeah, Chuck! I use it as a wok and a cornbread pan and a dutch oven and a…

  8. Jack on July 3, 2011 at 4:31 am

    OK I admit that at first I was totally all snobby like “dude WTF I am too f’ing posh to eat hot dog stir fry up in this crib.” But after I saw you make it I think I’m going to give it a shot ’cause I think it really works. And plus I got a thing for fresh green beans.

    I sure will miss you over the summer HJ. Thank goodness I purchased your book, so I will know what to cook. You know I can’t think up stuff all on my own.

    OH speaking of that! Saturday I made your brown sugar coffee cake. I swear to God everyone thought I was a total pro. It turned out rad and was really pretty easy even for the likes of me. My only minor complaint was I think the cloves might have been a bit over the top.

    • Hilah on July 4, 2011 at 9:02 pm

      Holy. Shit. Call the President.
      I can’t believe you BAKED something, in the OVEN, requiring a PAN.
      I am so proud of you and also of myself for teaching you everything you know.
      Sorry about the clove sitch. I’ll re-check the measurement. There are some typos we’ve already found and there are more mos’ def’.
      I will miss you, too, but I will still be commenting and possibly posting summer updates from Fiji or wherever the fuck so you can keep pen-palling me on here and it’ll be sooper cool.
      P.S. Hot dog Stirfry has gotten RAVE reviews from people who have tried it (not just me) so you should try it, too. Fer Real.

  9. Norm on July 3, 2011 at 10:08 am

    Happy 4th Hilah! Contrats to you and Chris on the successful book launch!

    • Hilah on July 4, 2011 at 12:31 pm

      Thanks, Norm! Hope you have a great day!

  10. darislav on July 4, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    Independence Day is surely a great day for US’ people but many analytics says that there are a lot of problems in politics and economy. Hilah, please tell us what do you think about such thoughts, like this one:

    • Hilah on July 6, 2011 at 9:24 am

      Hi again, Darislav!
      Thanks for the article. All I can say is that I don’t claim to live in the freest country in the world, but I’m going make the best of it. So I’m making a cooking show on the internet. And I feel okay about that.

      • darislav on July 7, 2011 at 12:30 am

        Oh, sorry, Hilah, if my words looked like a call for you to go outside, waving american flag screaming “free omerekaaa” 🙂

        I just hoped you’ve heard about Alex Jones, he is a great fighter for freedom in US and all the “awakened” world is interested in him. I remember how i looked his “Obama Deception” documentary on youtube, it’s really astounding…
        By the way, he is from Texas too, and not just from Texas, he is from Austin Texas, so actually he is your fellow countryman! ;D
        You might heard of him in the recent event when hundreds of people rally to Texas Capitol to protest against TSA bills legislating groping people’s pants in the airports.

        So please forgive me, Hilah, i’m not asking you to do more then you can, you are doing a great job in your show, you make people smile, what can be more important then that?

        • Hilah on July 7, 2011 at 7:21 am

          Oh yes, everyone in Austin at least has heard of Alex Jones. But I don’t find it very satisfying to listen to his show, even if he does have some good points, because, really… without being a huge corporation I have no say at all in what happens here economically.
          Lame, but true.

  11. Jordan on July 12, 2011 at 12:51 pm


    Why dont you go ahead and just be awesome…ok, check that off cuuuuz you are. I love Cooking, and your ideas are sweet. I love how you collaborate, and definitely looking forward to going through the book. I kiiind of want to do some video’s as well, as you have inspired me. Soooooo maybe i will send one your way. kay? cool. Go hot-dogg.

    • Hilah on July 12, 2011 at 6:02 pm

      Hi Jordan!
      Thank you so much for your words of awesome.
      If you make a video, send me it and I’ll watch it on my lazy summer! Hope you have a great summer, too!

      • Jordan on July 15, 2011 at 2:28 pm


        • Hilah on July 16, 2011 at 7:11 am

          Fer realz!!! 🙂

  12. Randy on July 24, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    I’ve finally got around to making Stir Fried Hot Dogs after getting back to Austin (I got sort of sidetracked by a video featuring hot women wearing fishnet hose and roller skates and wishing I was their age). It’s fantastic! Another Hilah recipe has been added to my regular rotation. I used snowpeas and it was delicious. Besides tasting delicious, I love this recipe because I usually make a monthly trip to MT Supermarket (a huge Asian food store for those of you not familar with Austin) and buy more baby bok choy and snowpeas than I used to be able to use because they come bagged up. Not anymore!

    • Hilah on July 25, 2011 at 9:19 am

      YAY! Sorry you got so distracted. That must have really thrown you off your game.

      I made Mexican hotdogs last night and have the remainder of the hot dog pack calling my name. I sense hot dog stir fry in my future as well.
      Also, I need to get over to MT again, soon. Why they sell it all pre-bagged I will never understand but it is worth it to shop at the only joint in town where you can buy frozen smoked eel. Yum!

      P.S. Where’s my custom cocktail, dude?!

      • Randy on July 26, 2011 at 12:14 pm

        Did you make a Sonoran hot dog? Wrapped in bacon and served in a bolillo? Hot dog affectionados need to know!

        • Hilah on July 27, 2011 at 12:00 pm

          Oh yes! It’ll be featured next season…we’re perfecting it this summer.

  13. Randy on July 26, 2011 at 8:23 am

    Some of my earliest fantasies involved a couple of the female members of the Bay Area Bombers during what I guess was the second great coming of Roller Derby (which is on at least coming number 5 by now, I think). They didn’t wear fishnet hose, though. Nor did they have such cool music by a such a hot band 🙂 I need to buy those tunes.

    I had to suspend development of your cocktail while I was playing beachbum during my last few weeks in California. Hopefully, I’ll get back on it this weekend. The only thing left to do is deciding on whether or not to add bitters.

    • Hilah on July 27, 2011 at 12:00 pm

      I think.

  14. Great Stone Face on July 29, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    Here is a Ramen Hot Dog Chop Suey recipe from Starvin’ With Louis in Boston, Mass:

    Part One
    Part Two

    • Hilah on July 30, 2011 at 9:28 pm

      That’s crazy timing! I’m IN BOSTON right now. Shoulda done a collab. I could teach that dude a thing or two about Ramen. Lesson number one: don’t microwave noodles in a plastic container.

  15. VictoriaO on August 9, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    Yummy! Ok I know it’s August and 4th of July was last month, but I have had these 2 leftover hot dogs from 4th of July and a lonely bag of green beans in my fridge, I watched your video today, checked the expiration on the hot dog bag, they expired yesterday! But the dogs smelled good, so I made your recipe stat and it was amazing! Thank you Hilah! I think your my fairy recipe mother!

    • Hilah on August 9, 2011 at 9:55 pm

      What a stroke of luck! I’m glad it worked out for you! One great (or is it?) thing about hot dogs is they last about forever.

  16. Great Stone Face on September 3, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    We went to CostCo the other day. The red pepper and spinach chicken sausage looked so good, that I made us a double recipe of Hot Dog Stir-Fry with yellow bell pepper, grape tomatoes, fresh green beans, onion, and garlic. Olive oil and temari soy sauce, too.

    • Hilah on September 6, 2011 at 7:55 pm

      Wonderful combination! It looks so pretty, too. Thanks for sharing!

  17. Midori on April 21, 2012 at 5:29 am

    I shall try to do this in the morning =D

    • Hilah on April 22, 2012 at 8:43 am

      Yum! Hope you like it, Midori!

  18. Midori on April 22, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    Hello my lovely! well i did it! i shall post a pic of it before family eats @_@ it all =D

    • Hilah on April 24, 2012 at 10:47 am

      You can post one on the forum now!

  19. Midori on November 27, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    well that sucks i cant seem to be able to post the pic thru here :[ sorry!

  20. Midori on November 27, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    yay it actually worked! none of the thumb nails worked anywho eventhough its been like 8 months or more but there, sorry i havent posted earlyer but i been terrible ill and you’ve inspired me to get an iron skilled even though i need to season the poor thing i havent done it in months but still cooks lovely no matter what! i hope you had a very nice thanksgiving Hilah LOVE YOU and chritmas and years to be very nice as well =]

    • Hilah on November 28, 2012 at 10:49 am

      It looks great, Midori! Thanks for sharing. 🙂 I hope you have a great Christmas and New Year, too.

  21. Holly on December 13, 2012 at 11:07 am

    Hey Hilah! I made the hot dog stir fry and it’s ok. Something different I guess. I used turkey sausage instead of hit dog wieners and I didn’t have an onion or green beans…..instead I used broccoli , corn and canned grean beans. I think it would have been great had I used your exact ingredients! LOL oh well use what cha got right?! Trying the corn fritters fo sho girl!!

    • Hilah on December 13, 2012 at 4:45 pm

      Yep! Sometimes (many times) it’s just about what you have in the kitchen. Hope you enjoy the fritters, Holly!

  22. Ian on December 21, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    This is really good with diced potatoes (fry these first) equal parts minced ginger to the garlic and few dashes cayenne pepper added to the recipe really spiced things up!! Thanks 🙂

    • Hilah on December 24, 2012 at 11:25 am

      Thanks, Ian! Sounds good.

  23. Marina on April 28, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    Thank you so much, this is a simple recipi that I think my son and two nephews will love, I will try it tonight:)

  24. Miranda on June 17, 2018 at 5:45 pm

    Make this with oyster sauce (find it in the Asian area on the international foods isle) & with rice..oh & we use beef hot dogs bc it gives it such a better taste! Sooo Filipino Mother In Law introduced this to me..they put hot dogs in their spaghetti too (along w beef) & banana ketchup!! Don’t knock it til you try it!!

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