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Best Hot Dog Recipes

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Prepare the hot dogs: Preheat grill to 500°F. Using a pairing knife, cut small 45° slits along the length of the wieners, marking every half-inch and going about halfway deep. Transfer the wieners onto the hot grill and cook for about 5 minutes, turning occasionally to ensure they’re uniformly cooked. Use wieners in one or more of the following ways:
  2. For the Tex Mex: Open buns on work surface and spoon equal amounts of corn salsa onto each, spreading it out evenly. Place one cooked wiener onto each bun. Sprinkle with Monterey Jack then add slices of grilled jalapeños. Place prepared hot dogs into an oven-safe casserole or rectangular baking pan. Transfer to preheated 250°F oven and bake for 10-15 minutes or until cheese has melted and bun is toasted. Combine mayo, lime juice and cilantro and add to hot dogs as garnish. Serve immediately.
  3. For the County Fare: Open buns on work surface and line each side with pickle slices. Place one cooked wiener onto each bun. Add a helping of chili on top of each, spreading it across the hot dog. Sprinkle with cheese. Place prepared hot dogs into an oven-safe casserole or rectangular baking pan. Transfer to preheated 250°F oven and bake for 10-15 minutes or until cheese has melted and bun is toasted. Garnish with ketchup, mustard and relish. Serve immediately.
  4. For the Pizza Dog: Open buns on work surface. Add a helping of pizza sauce onto each, spreading it across. Place one cooked wiener onto each bun. Sprinkle a small handful of olives on one side of hot dog. Add some of the sautéed vegetables across the other. Sprinkle with cheese. Place prepared hot dogs into an oven-safe casserole or rectangular baking pan. Transfer to preheated 250°F oven and bake for 10-15 minutes or until cheese has melted and bun is toasted. Garnish with chopped parsley. Serve immediately.
  5. For the Bacon Mac ‘N Cheese: Open buns on work surface and line each side with a rasher of bacon. Add a helping of macaroni and cheese onto each, spreading it across. Place one cooked wiener onto each bun. Sprinkle with cheese. Place prepared hot dogs into an oven-safe casserole or rectangular baking pan. Transfer to preheated 250°F oven and bake for 10-15 minutes or until cheese has melted and bun is toasted. Garnish with a generous helping of coleslaw, distributing it across the hot dog. Serve immediately.
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Four incredibly different ways to dress up your hot dogs with delicious flavour pairings…

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You’re going to love these BEST HOT DOG RECIPES and so will everyone you serve them to!

We’re often asked for quick and easy meal ideas – seems like everyone needs a go-to, never-fail, always-quick-and-easy recipe that delivers delicious flavours with minimal effort. Hot dogs are a good choice, but it’s time to teach that old dog some new tricks. Wait until you try our BEST HOT DOG RECIPES!

Here are a few simple tips before I list our four extremely tasty creations. First, we’ve crafted this post so that the ideas will work with all tastes. Feel free to use traditional pork, all-beef, chicken or vegetarian wieners. You can also grill up your favourite sausages too; any and all will taste divine.

The same thing goes for the buns. Cradle your gourmet hot dogs in fluffy sesame- or poppy seed-studded white buns. You can also substitute with whole wheat, Kaiser subs or a gluten-free variation. Nice Buns!

Best Hot Dog Recipes fresh out of the oven

We discovered a new trick while creating this story and we know you’ll love it as much as our test team did. Ready? Place your dressed hot dogs into a casserole dish and bake them in a 250°F oven for 10-15 minutes before you garnish and serve. The cheese melts, the buns get warm and toasty and you take hot dog making to a whole new level.

Finally, some of the BEST HOT DOG RECIPES come together by using toppings already on hand, while others call for things like COLESLAW, CHILI, SLOPPY JOES and MAC AND CHEESE. Although we haven’t detailed the step-by-step instructions on how to make these, you can find them by simply clicking the highlighted links.

Ready for some seriously haute dogs? Here are our BEST HOT DOG RECIPES!

Best Hot Dog Recipes

TEX MEX

This recipe gets top marks for both flavour and appearance.

Ingredients for the Tex Mex hot dog

It’s also vegetarian-friendly when made with a veggie dog. The freshly made corn salsa still has bite when we top it with Monterey Jack cheese. The grilled jalapeño slices give this sandwich a welcome bit of heat while the lime-cilantro mayo keeps it ultra-cool.

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COUNTY FARE

The inspiration for this combination comes from things you might expect to see at a county fair.

Ingredients for the County Fare hot dog

We’ve included some award-worthy flavours like crunchy pickles, hearty beef chili, sharp Canadian cheddar and the classic condiment trio of ketchup, mustard and relish. Don’t have BEEF CHILI handy? Try this recipe using our SLOPPY JOES. Fair warning: eating this hot dog might get a bit messy but it’s so worth it!

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PIZZA DAWG

Here’s another hot dog that works for the veggie lovers in your midst, and kids especially love them too.

Ingredients for the Pizza Dawg

A rich tomato pizza sauce gets the treatment with sliced green olives and a sauté of onion, mushrooms and sweet peppers. Topping it off with mozzarella that goes all gooey when baked – pizza meets hot dog is a great idea!

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BACON MAC ‘N CHEESE

We simply couldn’t miss the chance to concoct something decidedly decadent.

Ingredients for the Bacon Mc 'N Cheese hot dog

Lining the bun with rashers of bacon and macaroni and cheese got us excited. Adding the crumbled blue cheese made our mouths water. Then topping it off with creamy coleslaw… this hot dog is gunning for best in show!

Overhead shot of the hot dogs served

We just gave you four of the BEST HOT DOG RECIPES out there, but of course we still have a few additional tricks up our sleeve in terms of perfect pairings. We like serving them with our CLASSIC POTATO SALAD, our WARM BEAN SALAD or our EASY ASIAN SLAW. For dessert, try our PEACH or APRICOT COBBLERS, either one is the perfect ending to this relaxed meal.

Simply the BEST HOT DOG RECIPES, `nuff said!

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Ingredients

  • For all four variations:
  • 4 hot dog wieners
  • 4 hot dog or sausage buns
  • For the Tex Mex:
  • 1 cup corn salsa
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2 jalapeño peppers, sliced and grilled
  • For the lime-cilantro mayonnaise:
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • juice of ½ a lime
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped
  • For the County Fare:
  • 4 pickles, sliced lengthwise
  • 1 cup beef chili, warmed
  • 1 cup shredded sharp Canadian cheddar
  • ketchup, prepared mustard and relish for garnish
  • For the Pizza Dawg:
  • 1 cup tomato pizza sauce
  • 1 cup sautéed onions, mushrooms and peppers
  • ½ cup sliced green olives
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tablespoons flat-leaf parsley, chopped, for garnish
  • For the Bacon Mac ‘N Cheese:
  • 8 rashers bacon, cooked
  • 1 cup macaroni and cheese, warmed
  • ½ cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1 cup creamy coleslaw, for garnish

Directions

  1. Prepare the hot dogs: Preheat grill to 500°F. Using a pairing knife, cut small 45° slits along the length of the wieners, marking every half-inch and going about halfway deep. Transfer the wieners onto the hot grill and cook for about 5 minutes, turning occasionally to ensure they’re uniformly cooked. Use wieners in one or more of the following ways:
  2. For the Tex Mex: Open buns on work surface and spoon equal amounts of corn salsa onto each, spreading it out evenly. Place one cooked wiener onto each bun. Sprinkle with Monterey Jack then add slices of grilled jalapeños. Place prepared hot dogs into an oven-safe casserole or rectangular baking pan. Transfer to preheated 250°F oven and bake for 10-15 minutes or until cheese has melted and bun is toasted. Combine mayo, lime juice and cilantro and add to hot dogs as garnish. Serve immediately.
  3. For the County Fare: Open buns on work surface and line each side with pickle slices. Place one cooked wiener onto each bun. Add a helping of chili on top of each, spreading it across the hot dog. Sprinkle with cheese. Place prepared hot dogs into an oven-safe casserole or rectangular baking pan. Transfer to preheated 250°F oven and bake for 10-15 minutes or until cheese has melted and bun is toasted. Garnish with ketchup, mustard and relish. Serve immediately.
  4. For the Pizza Dog: Open buns on work surface. Add a helping of pizza sauce onto each, spreading it across. Place one cooked wiener onto each bun. Sprinkle a small handful of olives on one side of hot dog. Add some of the sautéed vegetables across the other. Sprinkle with cheese. Place prepared hot dogs into an oven-safe casserole or rectangular baking pan. Transfer to preheated 250°F oven and bake for 10-15 minutes or until cheese has melted and bun is toasted. Garnish with chopped parsley. Serve immediately.
  5. For the Bacon Mac ‘N Cheese: Open buns on work surface and line each side with a rasher of bacon. Add a helping of macaroni and cheese onto each, spreading it across. Place one cooked wiener onto each bun. Sprinkle with cheese. Place prepared hot dogs into an oven-safe casserole or rectangular baking pan. Transfer to preheated 250°F oven and bake for 10-15 minutes or until cheese has melted and bun is toasted. Garnish with a generous helping of coleslaw, distributing it across the hot dog. Serve immediately.

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