21 Fantastic Works of Hot Dog Perfection
BBQ Potato Chip Crunch Dog
Try this perfect pairing of crunchy potato chips and a right-off-the-grill hot dog. This BBQ-tastic hot dog is amazing with a sweet slathering of barbecue sauce and icy shreds of lettuce.
Cobb-Style Hot Dogs
You may not think Cobb salad has a place at your cookout, but think again. Crispy bacon, juicy cherry tomatoes, crunchy iceberg lettuce, and a creamy yogurt and basil dressing are exactly the topper your hot dogs have been missing.
Banh Mi-Style Hot Dogs
Give your grilled hot dogs a Vietnamese-inspired twist with cucumber slices, shredded carrots, and fresh mint. Drizzling on a mix of soy sauce, rice vinegar, and Asian sweet chili sauce makes it that much better.
Hot Dogs with Plum Tapenade
Put down that ketchup bottle! Chopped plums, olives, red wine vinegar, and olive oil make a much better sweet-and-salty topper for freshly grilled hot dogs.
Hot Dogs with Apple and White Cheddar
The secret to these fruity, cheesy dogs? Cooking them in apple juice before piling them high with apple slices and melted white cheddar cheese. If you feel the need to add a little green to your plate, add a few arugula leaves on top.
Muffuletta Hot Dogs
Just like New Orleans' most famous sandwich, these hot dogs are loaded with chopped tomatoes, pepperoncini peppers, green olives, and a sprinkle of fresh oregano. Oh, and lots of melted mozzarella cheese, of course.
Cuban Black Bean Chili Dogs
If you love heat, these hot dogs are meant for you! Cook the hot dogs in jalapeno pepper brine to give them their own kick, then top with black beans, cumin, and red sweet peppers.
Hot Dog with Horseradish Mustard and Triple-Pickle Relish
To really impress your cookout guests, mix up your own mustard and relish toppers for spooning onto hot dogs. To give your hot dogs freshness, use tomatoes and cucumbers from your garden in the homemade relish.
Tube Steaks with Pickled Onion Topper
Sure, ketchup and mustard are great go-to toppers. But perfectly charred dogs taste even better when piled high with the bold flavor of tangy pickled onions. Toss them in red pepper flakes to turn up the heat.
Create a Chicago-style dog using veggies from your backyard. Our version features an all-beef frankfurter stacked with sport peppers, mustard, and fresh veggies—all coated in tangy pickle juice and nutty poppy seeds.
Perfect for any party, this hot dog is a crowd-pleaser. Loaded with store-bought macaroni salad, corn chips, chili, and cilantro, it's got everything but the kitchen sink.
Classic Dogs with Tangy-Sweet Relish
Batter up! Get ready for a dog that'll bring you back to those baseball days of summer. Featuring snappy mustard, crunchy relish, smooth ketchup, and a juicy kosher pickle, this all-star hot dog is a surefire winner.
Dogs with Avocado and Chips
A simple scoop of lime-infused avocado puts a fresh spin on an ordinary hot dog. Crunchy potato chips, slivered onions, and plum tomatoes provide the tasty finale.
Jamie's Chipotle Chili-Cheese Dogs
Chipotle, chili powder, and poppin' jalapeno peppers make this chili-cheese dog the hottest on the block, thanks to chef Jamie Purviance. Don't forget to include bacon for some extra-sizzling flavor.
Lime Beer-Braised Salsa Dog
It's no surprise that juicy hot dogs, zesty salsa, and a chilly bottle of beer are the stuff summer parties are made of. Our 3-in-1 summer hot dog features all of these flavors, plus spicy jalapenos and a touch of crumbled queso blanco.
Say aloha to a perky island-style dog, complete with a new wave of fresh toppings: caramelized onions, sweet teriyaki sauce, sesame seeds, and grilled pineapple.
Pickled Peach and Bacon Dogs with Arugula Mayo
Pretty peaches make a deliciously sweet statement in this bacon-packed hot dog. We quick-pickle the peaches to enhance their bright flavor and add a little tang, then finish off with a savory slathering of our homemade arugula mayo.
Our beefy hot dogs are piled mile-high with fresh garden vegetables like vinegar-tossed tomatoes, crunchy corn kernels, lettuce, and onion for a refreshingly tangy topper.
Summertime Hot Dogs with Dr Pepper Barbecue Sauce
A bubbly can of Dr Pepper joins homemade BBQ sauce to create a life-of-the-party condiment for any plate of sizzling hot dogs. Don't forget the onions, jalapenos, and a crunchy kosher pickle.
Mac and Cheese Dog
Mac and cheese on a hot dog? Oh, we went there. First make the mac and cheese, then pile it onto your hot dog. Add a pinch of chili powder, and bite into this nostalgic combo of two favorite childhood foods.
Chilean-Style Hot Dog with Avocado-Chili Relish
Classic American frankfurters go South of the Border when embellished with avocado, cilantro, chile peppers, and zippy garlic sauce. Serve on a toasty hoagie bun.