Stampeder Bacon Bites vs REDBLACKS Poutine Dog

Tailgate Recipe Showdown Round 5!: Stamps Bacon Bites vs. REDBLACKS Poutine Dog

Stampeder Bacon Bites vs REDBLACKS Poutine Dog

IT’S NATIONAL HOT DOG DAY! Hungry? It’s our 5th Tailgate Recipe Showdown featuring Stampeders Bacon Bites vs. Redblacks Poutine DogCalgary Stampeders vs Ottawa REDBLACKS – Friday, July 24th at 7pm EST

By: Joscelyn Longo

It’s #NationalHotDogDay and we want to help you prepare your menu for Friday’s CFL double-header! We’re bringing back the Tasty Tailgate Showdown — who do you think will win?!

Calgary Stampeders Bacon Bites

The Calgary Stampede recently ended, and by a unanimous vote, the most popular festival snacks at many of the food stations were bacon-wrapped-everything-and-anything. For that reason, we present to you the Stampeder’s Bacon Hot Dog Bites with a Maple Bacon Mustard, for your dipping pleasure.

Bacon Hot Dog Bites


  • 9 strips of bacon, cut in half
  • 6 hot dogs, cut into thirds
  • ⅓ cup of packed brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp of ground red pepper (cayenne)


  1. Heat oven or grill to 400ºF
  2. Wrap 1 bacon slice around each wiener piece
  3. Roll in combined sugar and pepper to evenly coat
  4. Place seam-sides down, in foil-lined rimmed baking sheet if you’re using the oven, or on well oiled/greased grill
  5. Bake or grill 22 to 24 minutes, or until bacon is crisp and golden brown, turning on each side, at 6 minute intervals

Maple Bacon Mustard


  • ½  cup of dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp of maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp of mayo
  • ½ tsp of crushed red pepper
  • 4 strips of bacon, cooked until crispy and chopped small


  1. In a medium bowl, mix all ingredients together until fully combined
  2. Cover and refrigerate until you are ready to serve with your Calgary Stampeders Bacon Dog

Ottawa REDBLACKS Poutine Dog

Yes, poutine was originally invented in Montreal, but with Ottawa being just across the river, it seemed like a fair-share! Some of the best tailgate snacks come from neighbours, right?


  • Small package of frozen shoestring french fries
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 pinch coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 6 hot dogs
  • 6 hot dog buns
  • 2 cups of cheese curds
  • 1 cup of beef gravy
  • ¼ cup sliced scallions, for garnish


  1. Place the shoestring fries in a bowl and drizzle the olive oil over them, stirring to evenly coat. Spread fries on a baking sheet, and sprinkle salt and pepper over them.
  2. Bake fries in the oven for time indicated on package, likely at 400°F for 20 to 25 minutes, or until crispy on the outside and cooked through. Flip after 10 minutes to evenly bake
  3. Brown the hot dogs in a skillet over medium, or on the grill, until cooked through and browned on all sides
  4. Heat the gravy in a small saucepan
  5. Place a hot dog on each bun, and then top with fries, and cheese curds, followed by gravy.
  6. Garnish with sliced scallions if desired.

If you’re not preparing tasty tailgate treats because you’re lucky enough to be watching the game from TD Place Stadium in Ottawa, check out the following vendors for an in-game wiener!

PURE Food Eatery

Featuring: Classic hot dogs, cheeseburgers, veggie burgers, chicken tenders and poutine

  • North Side, Main and Upper Concourse
  • South Side, Main and Upper Concourse

Cattle Castle Deli

Featuring: Smoked meat sandwiches, homemade deli sandwiches and classic hot dogs

  • North Side, Main and Upper Concourse

Did you try one of our tasty tailgate treats? Let us know! Comment below, or tweet us at @CFL.

Recipes sourced through Pinterest.

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