8 Creative Hot Dog Recipes Slideshow

Reuben Dog

Emma Laperruque

I sub out pastrami for an all-beef, char-grilled hot dog, which I top with all the best parts of a Reuben: melted Swiss, hot sauerkraut, and tangy-sweet Russian dressing…

Emma Laperruque

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Italian Sausage with Balsamic Tomatoes, Arugula, Tomatillos, and Feta

Tyler Sullivan

This week's theme had me thinking of my favorite summer grilling and baseball game fare — Italian sausage. I decided to take this favorite and put a little twist on it…

Tyler Sullivan

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'No-Name' Hot Dog

Will Budiaman

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…

Will Budiaman

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Sonoran Hot Dog

Arthur Bovino

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...

Arthur Bovino

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Hot Dog with Onion, Tomato, and Balsamic Sauce

Dan Myers

Options for hot dog toppings are literally infinite, and this topping is a play on the traditional New York-style onion sauce...

Dan Myers

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Polynesian Hot Dogs

Judith Hannemann

Looking for a hot dog recipe that's outside the bun? Then try Judith Hannemann's recipe. Hannemann is a member of the Culinary Content Network and author of the blog Bake at Midnight.

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Spicy Chili Cheese Dogs

Lisa Bowie

Chili aficionados, rejoice. Lisa Bowie's recipe is sure to satisfy any cravings for a chili dog. Bowie is author of the blog Creole Contessa, part of the Culinary Content Network.

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Spicy Mango-Pineapple Hot Dogs

Rachel Rappaport

Tropical flavors of mango and pineapple together with a fresh jalapeño sauce liven up your everyday hot dog in Rachel Rappaport's recipe. Rappaport is a member of the Culinary Content Network and author of the blog Coconut & Lime.

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