There is so much more to the humble Hot Dog than a cheap sausage in a bun. Choose good quality Hot Dogs and sausages without loads of chemicals and nitrites. A better Hot Dog makes a great meal and these 10 recipes are the best I have for making that Hot Dog something spectacular. The Hot Dog is nearly as versatile as the burger, so take advantage of all the possibilities and make the most of this great American meal.
A quick and easy way to serve up a delicious hot dog. If you choose to, you can make the chile verde from scratch, or you can simply purchase pre-made from your supermarket or even a nearby restaurant. As long as you have this key component, you won't go wrong!
2. Chicago Dogs
The famous Chicago Dog is known as the best hot dog in the world. If you really want to get it right, choose a good quality sausage and load it up as high.
Who doesn't love bacon and cheese? Add a few jalapenos to the mix and you'll have a fantastic hot dog to serve at cookouts, birthday parties, and on game nights.
This is a simple, but delicious chicken sausage sandwich. The tomato-pickle relish provides a nice, tart flavor. In fact, the topping can be used on fish, grilled pork, or on vegetarian burgers and hot dogs.
A vendor style New York hot dog that comes topped with a delicious, simmered onion sauce.
Start off with a good quality hot dog, preferably beef, and slather it with a freshly made delicious, thick, moderately spiced chili. Add chopped onions, shredded sharp cheddar or crumbled cotija cheese for an ultimate hot dog experience.
Traditionally, gremolata is made with parsley, but this recipe calls for sage in addition. Feel free to use any type of chicken sausage, though, I recommend chicken bratwursts.
Grilled lamb sausage in a warmed bun or pita, topped with a toasted cumin and mint yogurt sauce. If you're tired of the usual cookout hot dog and looking to try something new, then this is certainly the sausage sandwich to try!
This Bratwurst recipe has an accompanying onion sauerkraut. You can omit the bacon if you wish to lower the fat content.
This is a clever twist on the classic bacon-cheese burger. Load the ground beef with bacon, form into hot dog shaped patties, wrap in more bacon and grill. Stuff into a hot dog bun with cheese and jalapenos and you have a great burger (or is it a hot dog?).