July is National Hot Dog Month --and what better way to celebrate the wiener than with delicious recipes that go beyond merely mustard and ketchup.
From spicy chili to cucumber slaw, these tasty toppings will dress up those dogs.
1. Bacon-Wrapped Sonoran Hot Dogs
Want to spice up your hot dogs? Think south of the border. These Bacon-Wrapped Sonoran Hot Dogs load all the flavors of the old Southwest inside a single bun. The refried beans, avocado salsa and Mexican crema are layered high and topped with bacon.
2. Colombian-Style Hot Dogs
Big hot dogs are meant to be messy, so load up with a lot of napkins on this one. This recipe is a twist on a traditional Colombian-Style hot dog that includes coleslaw, pineapple sauce (salsa de piña), ketchup, mayonnaise, mustard and crushed potato chips. Part of the fun is using your fingers to eat the runaways that fall onto your plate.
3. Danger Dogs
Brave enough to handle five-alarm spice, then check out this recipe from Food Network's Guy Fieri. Danger Dogs are topped with red chili for some extra heat, cooled down with tangy pineapple.
4. Green Chili Mole Hot Dogs
This green chile mole hot dog from Sommer Collier at A SpicyPerspective will have your party guests shouting, Olé! These Mexican-style dogs, topped with the mole, green chilis, and avocado slices bring on the serious wow-factor.
5. Hot Dog Egg Rolls
Time to ditch that Pigs in a Blanket recipe. The crisp exterior from the egg roll wrapper mixes with a hit of smoke from the dog to create one wallop of a wiener.
6. Buffalo Chicken Hot Dogs
These Buffalo Chicken Dog is a tangy way to enjoy that signature spicy flavor without getting your hands completely covered in wing sauce. You get a taste the sweetness of chicken sausage and creamiest of blue cheese. Don't forget the celery for some added crunch.
7. Summer Garden Dogs
This colorful and nutritious summer dog, topped with crisp garden veggies and herbs, will will be talk of your next barbecue.
8. The Milwaukee Dog
This amped up Midwest-style dog dishes up a balanced salt and spice flavor with the right amount of crunch.
9. Mexican Hot Dogs
On the hunt for a more authentic Mexican-style hot dog? This recipe features a tortilla wrapped dog that gets heat from the roasted jalapeños. If it's not enough spice for you, add some Sriracha sauce for an extra kick.
10. Honey Mustard Slaw Dog
Now you can eat hot dogs, pretzels and peanuts all at one time. Put them together in this fun and inventive hot dog recipe. And the fresh slaw is also a fantastic way to sneak vegetables into an outdoor favorite.
11. Jalapeño Chili Dog
Zesty jalapeno peppers, avocado and fresh tomatoes helps give this hot dog a fresh, summertime taste.
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