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Hot Dog Recipes With Interesting Toppings

July 2nd, 2013 Cooking

There are many delicious summer foods, but few are more popular than hot dogs. When you think of hot dogs, there are probably many things that come to mind that have to do with not just the summer, but America as a whole. Not only are hot dogs a staple of Fourth of July and Memorial Day barbecues, they can also be found in most major league baseball parks.

While a traditional hotdog will have any combination of mustard, ketchup and relish on it, that doesn't mean those are your only options. In fact, there are many exciting and delicious toppings that you can put on a hot dog to make it even tastier. 

Sonoran hot dog - According to the Huffington Post, if you venture to Arizona you're likely to find something called a Sonoran dog. However, you may also want to consider making these delicious dogs yourself by wrapping one in bacon before grilling it and then covering it in beans, tomatoes, onions, avocado and cilantro. 

Cheezy chili stix hot dog - Chowhound recommended trying to make this type of hot dog, which is topped with Easy Cheese spray, chili and potato sticks. It's spicy, cheesy and has a great crunch thanks to the potato sticks. 

Frito hot dog - Another hot dog with a crunch is a Frito dog. To make it, grill up some of your favorite brand of hot dogs and top them with Frtio corn chips, chili, shredded cheese and pickled jalapenos. Of course, you can use any kind of corn chips you want as long as you crumble them up. 

Mexican mayo and jalapeno hot dog - Another spicy one on the list is this tasty dog, which has grilled onions and jalapenos, mayonnaise and Cotija cheese on it. 

Mac and cheese hot dog - This one speaks for itself. Cook up a brand of your favorite kind of macaroni and cheese, and use some of it to top a hot dog. The best part is that whatever you have left over can be used as a side dish. 

Fried egg hot dog - You'd be surprised how many things go well with fried eggs, and hot dogs are no exceptions. At your next barbecue, try putting fried eggs on not just hot dogs, but hamburgers as well. Add a little ketchup to these two recipes and you have a delicious snack that is sure to wow your guests. 

Banh Mi hot dog - Have you ever had a delicious Vietnamese sandwich before? If you have and you loved it, then consider making a Banh Mi hot dog. Banh Mi is the Vietnamese word for bread, and to create a hot dog that has all the staples of a Banh Mi sandwich, pile on pickled carrots, chile pepper, cilantro and a sriracha mayonaise. 

Skunk Dawg - All right, this one is a little out there, but you should consider trying it out if you're brave. According to Chowhound, this creation comes from Papa Jim's Exotic Hot Dogs in Winchendon, Mass., which is now closed. To make it, take a hot dog and top it with marshmallow creme, hot fudge, and melted peanut butter for a tasty, sweet-and-savory combination. 

Of course, you can combine parts of any of these recipes to create your own, unique hot dog. Also, if you're considering cutting down on fat or calories, you can always try a turkey dog, or even a vegetarian hot dog! With any of these delicious topping combinations on it, you might not be able to tell the difference.