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Sweet Heat Hot Dogs
Sweet Heat Hot Dogs
Recipe Take hot dog toppings beyond traditional sauerkraut and mustard by dressing with sweet-hot pickles, shredded red cabbage and a creamy topping made of mayo, whole grain mustard, and hot chili sauce.
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Dixie Caviar Dogs
Dixie Caviar Dogs Recipe Build a better hot dog with this dressed up dog fetauring reduced fat beef hot dogs topped with black-eyed peas, fresh corn kernels, bell pepper and pickled jalapeño pepper slices.
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Try a Mexican-inspired hot dog topped with cabbage, green onions, and avocado.
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Thai-Style Dogs Recipe Toss cabbage, cucumber, and grated carrot in a sweet-hot vinaigrette then top turkey hot dogs with the veggie mixutre, a spicy Asian aioli, and chopped peanuts for a Thai-twist on this American favorite.
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Chicago Hot Dog
Chicago Hot Dog Recipe This classic hot dog is a classic for a reason. Try one out at your next cookout for a great Summer spread.
Try a vietnamese-inspired hot dog topped with carrots, red onion, vinegar, and jalapeño slices.
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The Tech Billionaire Hot Dog
The Tech Billionaire Hot Dog Recipe This is the kind of hot dog that a tech giant might crave, right after cashing in on the IPO: a luxury combo of Kobe beef dogs, creamy cheese, and buttery brioche buns.
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The Artisan Hot Dog
The Artisan Hot Dog Recipe Everything about this dog is conscientiously crafted by independent producers, from the nitrate-free dogs to the naturally cultured small-batch kraut and the artisan gouda cheese.
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Muffuletta Dogs Recipe Fresh cauliflower, grated carrot, chopped provolone cheese, red bell peppers, olives, and parsley tossed in an olive oil vinaigrette create the tasty and tangy topping for these New Orleans-style hot dogs.
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Cowboy Hot Dogs
Cowboy Hot Dogs
Recipe This combo of bison hot dogs, bacon, barbecue sauce, and caramelized onions is hearty enough to fuel a day out on the range.
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Greek-Style Dogs Recipe Enhance the Greek flavor of these dogs by using sun-dried tomato chicken sausage in place of traditional hot dogs. Top with a simple cucumber sauce, romaine lettuce, tomato, cucumber, red onion, and Greek dressing.
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Layered BBQ Salads With Grilled Hot Dogs
Layered BBQ Salads With Grilled Hot Dogs Recipe For an appetizer that's as cute as it is delicious, layer your favorite game-day ingredients, including baked beans, coleslaw, and hot dogs, in individual glasses. Garnish with picked okra, for a southern touch, or a sliced pepper, for bold Midwestern flavor.
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Hot Dog in the Hole
Hot Dog in the Hole Recipe Nothing beats easy fare on the day of the big game. Bake chopped up hot dogs into a three-ingredient homemade bun then top with cheese dip. It's the perfect casserole to satisfy your halftime cravings.
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Hot Doggy Quesadillas
Hot Doggy Quesadillas Recipe Party main dishes don't have to break the bank; this hot-dog-stuffed quesadilla comes in at about $2.50 per serving. Serve with sour cream and salsa, for dipping.
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Turkey Franks with Molasses Baked Beans
Turkey Franks with Molasses Baked Beans Recipe Upgrade your dog to a hearty main meal by wrapping turkey dogs in refrigerated breadstick dough, then basting with a lightly beaten egg, to give the bread a golden color and flaky texture. Serve with "homemade" baked beans; your guests will never know that you simply doctored canned beans by adding bacon, onion, brown sugar, and a hint of Worcestershire.
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Asian Slaw Dogs
Asian Slaw Dogs Recipe Skip the traditional mustard-and-ketchup toppings and instead top your dogs with Asian-inspired flavors including broccoli slaw, fresh ginger, and hoisin sauce. Theme your buffet towards flavors of the East for a fun twist during your turn to host the tailgating event.
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Quick Skillet Baked Beans and Franks
Quick Skillet Baked Beans and Franks Recipe Make third-down eating easy with this one-dish dinner featuring the quarterbacks of football feasts: hot dogs and baked beans. Dress up the dish with yellow mustard, sweet onion, and cider vinegar.
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Wienie Rollups Recipe Got kids coming for the big event? Serve rollups, cheesy versions of the classic pig-in-a-blanket recipe. They're easy for little hands to hold and easy for big hands to grab by the handful while passing the buffet.
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Grilled Bratwurst Recipe The bratwurst, king of the hot dogs, is simmered in beer and seasonings then piled high with fresh veggies and a special mustard sauce, made with cider vinegar, beef bouillon cubes, and a little sugar.
28 of 33Photo: Lisa Romerein; Styling: Valerie Aikman-Smith
Baby Ballpark Dogs
Baby Ballpark Dogs Recipe Serve party-friendly (and super cute!) dogs that will satisfy your guests without filling them up. After all, they'll need room on their plates for the cheese dip, chips, salsa, and delicious game-day sides.
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Healthy Chili-Cheese Dogs
Healthy Chili-Cheese Dogs Recipe Your kids will flip for these Healthy Chili-Cheese Dogs! Uncured hot dogs cost a few dollars more than regular ones, but they're worth it. They are lower in fat and sodium and free of nitrites.