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 nitrates. A better Hot Dog makes a great meal and these 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.
01 of 08
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.
02 of 08
A vendor style New York hot dog that comes topped with a delicious simmered onion sauce.
03 of 08
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!
04 of 08
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.Continue to 5 of 8 below.
05 of 08
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.
06 of 08
This Bratwurst recipe has an accompanying onion sauerkraut. You can omit the bacon if you wish to lower the fat content.
07 of 08
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?).
08 of 08
These hot dog shaped burgers are stuff with macaroni cheese, topped with cheese sauce and sliced jalapenos. What more can you ask for? These burger dogs are great for game day parties and tailgating events.