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15 Surprising Hot Dog Recipes

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Don’t be boring at your next summer BBQ. When you cook up some hot dogs, give them a little something special. No, I don’t mean ketchup and mustard!

It’s time to step outside your hot dog comfort zone and make something memorable.

15 Surprising Hot Dog Recipes


Here are 15 Surprising Hot Dog Recipes to get your imagination started.

We’ll start off slow with this Carolina Style dog from SugardishMe, which features chili and homemade coleslaw.

Next up is a California dog from Tastes Better From Scratch – hint: it’s the alfalfa sprouts that make this “California” style.

15 Surprising Hot Dog Recipes

Here are two Sonoron style options. What’s so great about a Sonoran style hot dog that we need 2 recipes? It’s a hot dog wrapped in bacon – what could be better?

Here are the two recipes, one  from my own recipe box at Growing Up Gabel and also from the Lady Behind The Curtain.

Here is another hot dog featuring bacon, but this time it’s just sprinkled on top with a bit of potato chips. It’s like a whole meal in one, no side dish required. The Crunchy Bacon Cheese Hot Dog from Family Food and Travel.

These Foil Packet Hot Dogs from Growing Up Gabel (that’s me!) would be amazing on the grill.

These next three look like a lot of fun for the kids to help with:


This one is also topped with a side dish – Potato Hot Dogs from the Lady Behind the Curtain.

Coming up we have my 3 absolute favorites on the list. I’m not kidding when I say these look AMAZING!

These last two get a little fruity, which I love:

The Jalapeno Cheddar Hot Dogs with Rasberry Chipotle Relish from The Nerd’s Wife sounds so unique (and spicy!).

Last but not least the Colombian Hot Dog from My Colombian Recipes features homemade Pineapple sauce. Yum!

Do you think you’ll jazz up your hot dogs this year?

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  • Katie Clark
    June 12, 2015

    Our favorite recent discovery is a hot dog with hummus spread on the bun, topped with pico de gallo. So, so good!