With this easy recipe for LA hot dogs, you can make Los Angeles’s famous “Street Dogs” at home in the air fryer.

Hot dogs are wrapped in bacon and cooked in the air fryer until crispy, then topped with sauteed peppers and onions for a classic “Danger Dog”.

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Air Fryer LA Hot Dogs Ingredients

This recipe for LA street dogs tastes like they’re straight from a cart vendor in downtown LA.

Hot Dogs – No need for pricey dogs here! Choose dogs that fit the bun and bacon that’s long and thick enough to cover the hot dog. Try fun bacon blends like pepper or maple bacon!

Toppings – Save time and use a frozen bag of precut peppers and onions that can go straight into the Air Fryer! If using fresh, go for colorful bells like red, green, orange, or yellow for that classic colorful look. Sliced black olives, sautéed mushrooms, jalapenos, green chilis, or diced tomatoes are all great toppings!

Buns – Get sturdy buns that can hold all the toppings! Lightly toast them in the Air Fryer with a little butter for crispy brown edges!

Variations – Make your own ‘hot dog stand’ at home and offer bowls of toppings and condiments like sour cream, ketchup, spicy mustard, nacho cheese sauce, or fresh pico de gallo.

ingredients assembled to make air fryer LA hot dogs including hot dog buns, hot dogs, bell peppers, onion, and bacon

How to Make LA Hot Dogs in the Air Fryer

  1. Butter and toast buns in the air fryer. Wrap them in foil and keep them warm in the oven.
  2. Cook peppers and onions until tender and set them aside ( per the recipe below).
  3. Wrap bacon around hot dogs and cook until the bacon is crispy.
  4. Assemble the dogs, return them to the air fryer, and cook until heated through.

Serve with air fryer onion rings or tater tots for a full meal!

Easy to Make-Ahead!

Pre-cook the bacon-wrapped hot dogs, peppers, and onions. When ready to enjoy just pop them in the air fryer to reheat or under the broiler just before serving.

Air Fryer Street Hot Dogs

Air Fryer Tips and Tricks

  • Always preheat the air fryer for perfectly toasted buns, crispy bacon-wrapped dogs, and tender-crisp peppers and onions.
  • For easy clean-up, place sheets of parchment paper or clean coffee filters in the basket or tray of the air fryer before cooking ingredients to soak up excess oil.
  • Use toothpicks to secure the bacon to the hot dogs if necessary and remove once cooked.

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Air Fryer LA Hot Dogs

LA Street Dogs are the best hot dogs that you'll ever taste. Even better is that they cook up quickly in the Air Fryer.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings



  • 4 hot dogs
  • 4 hot dog buns
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 bell peppers sliced
  • ½ onion sliced
  • 4 strips bacon


  • Preheat the air fryer to 390°F.
  • Butter the buns and toast them for 1-2 minutes in the air fryer.
  • Slice the peppers and onions and put them in the air fryer basket. Cook them for 5-7 minutes or until tender. Remove from the air fryer when done and set aside for later.
  • Wrap one slice of bacon around each hot dog and cook for 8 minutes or until bacon is crispy.
  • Place cooked hot dogs in toasted buns and top with peppers and onions. Return to the Air Fryer and cook until heated through.


Leftover hot dogs will keep in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. 
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Nutrition Information

Serving: 1hot dog | Calories: 391kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 718mg | Potassium: 279mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1581IU | Vitamin C: 59mg | Calcium: 93mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Main Course, Sandwiches
Cuisine American

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