Hot dogs are an amazing invention, partly because of how versatile and fun they can be when you trick them out with toppings. Wrapped in bacon, nestled into a bun, covered with colorful toppings, and the zigzag of condiments, the Sonoran dog has to be one of the coolest, most visibly striking riffs of the genre.Like many epic food creations, the origins of the Sonoran hot dog are hard to pin down. In a New York Times article from 2009, John T. Edge noted tales of bacon-wrapped dogs being fed to crowds at wrestling matches in the 1950s in Mexico City, and Sonora, but also suggested Oscar Meyer’s own print ads hawking the idea of bacon-wrapped dogs may have had something to do with how this riff began.However it got started, the end result is a fun (and messy) one. Refried beans, tomatoes, onions, salsa, avocado, and well, bacon, all come together to create a colorful, zesty, indulgent and filling treat. For tang and texture, the refried beans in this recipe (Texan purists can call them Yankee refried beans all they like, but this riff is tasty!), incorporate an ingredient unlikely to be found in most traditional recipes, but one that Chicago-style hot dog lovers would never eat a hot dog without: pickles.In any event, just make sure you have some moist, sturdy bread (no top-loading bun substitutions for the traditionally used bolilo rolls).Click here to see 8 Creative Hot Dog Recipes.
This summer is all about hot dogs, but if you can’t make it outside to grill them or just have a midnight hankering for a bite, you can still enjoy them inside with a few simple steps. Boiling hot dogs is an easy way to prep hot dogs inside — and they’re ready in just minutes.
This never happens. I was completely stumped for a title on this one. So, the name is admittedly a bit of a cop-out — but that doesn't change the fact that this is a simple and delicious combination. Perfectly grilled brats in pillowy potato hot dog buns are topped with homemade mustard with a touch of cumin and zingy tart cornichons (instead of the usual sweet pickle relish). It works.
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Options for hot dog toppings are literally infinite, and this topping is a play on the traditional New York-style onion sauce. The onions are cooked down, tomato paste, mustard, and balsamic vinegar are added, and the tangy results perfectly complement a plump broiled hot dog.
A cheesy and easy state fair favorite that you can make at home. Crescent Dog on a Stick is baked instead of fried, making for a healthier version of a corn dog. Serve these festive snacks at birthday parties with homemade mustard and ketchup.
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