It’s summer grilling season and first up is a crowd-pleasing favorite, the hot dog. Summertime and hot dogs seem to go hand in hand. They are one of life’s simple pleasures and the perfect pallet for some awesome toppings. I am so excited to share 4 killer hot dog recipes to kick off summer, but first lets talk about what to serve with hot dogs.
Some of my favorite sides to serve with hot dogs are Lemony Macaroni Salad and Ultimate BBQ Cowboy Beans or Maple Apple Baked Beans. This Garlic Parmesan Grilled Corn is another great BBQ side dish. If chili dogs are your jam, I highly recommend this homemade Hot Dog Chili recipe. It is way better than that stuff you buy in a can and is worth the extra effort. For dessert, you’ll want to make this Banana Pudding. Seriously, it is the perfect summer dessert. If bananas aren’t your thing, give this No Bake Strawberry Pie a try. It’s incredibly simple to make and ideal for a hot summer day. Wash it all down with some Sweet Citrus Mint Iced Tea.
Now, let’s talk about the hot dogs, shall we?
When grilling hot dogs for friends and family, I like to have a variety of toppings available. Ketchup and mustard are always great on a hot dog, but this summer I encourage you to kick it up a notch and try one of these creative hot dog recipes. I have to warn you though… your friends may never go home.
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4 Killer Hot Dog Recipes to Kick Off Summer!
BBQ Beans Hot Dog
Chili Dog with Velveeta Cheese Sauce
Velveeta Cheese Sauce (see recipe below)
To make Velveeta Cheese Sauce you’ll need:
1 pound Velveeta Cheese, cut into small cubes
2 tablespoons butter
7-8 tablespoons milk
Melt butter and cheese cubes in a small sauce pan, over medium low heat, stirring frequently with a wooden spoon. As cheese begins to melt, stir in milk. Continue to stir and cook until cheese is of a creamy consistency. Serve immediately.
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BLAT Hot Dog
(Bacon, Lettuce, Avocado and Tomato)
Bacon, cooked and crumbled
Steak House Hot Dog
A.1. Steak Sauce
Frankly, we think of hot dog recipes as being the “little black dress” of the food world. They’re perfect straight off the grill on the 4th of July menu. Or they can be “haute dogs,” decked out with cheese, beans, chili and more. Which one of these hot dog recipes would your friends and family enjoy?
You might enjoy these other summertime recipes:
Grilled Ginger Soy Chicken Recipe
Grilled Peach Ice Cream Recipe
Marinated Grilled Pork Skewers with Peaches and Cucumber Mint Sauce
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I am not usually a hot dog eater. But, cook it up on the grill and it changes the flavor. They taste great. I never thought to use A-1 on it. Sounds pretty good.
Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai says
I love tomato on my hotdog! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty – we’re looking forward to what you have to share next week. 🙂
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Tamra Phelps says
I think the Steak House Hot Dogs would be good. The velveeta one would definitely be tasty!
Janet W. says
All of these hot dogs have me excited for summer! There’s nothing better than a hot dog from the grill, and all of these ideas look delicious!
Fee Roberts says
I’ll have to give these a try. I’ve always just ate mustard on my hotdogs. Kinda boring, lol
nicole dziedzic says
I love using Bush’s baked beans& mixing KC Masterpiece BBQ Sauce, and some chopped onions together and putting it on my hot dog, I also love putting sauerkraut with mushrooms and mustard on my hot dogs. Going to have to try the BLT one from above though. Awesome way to spruce up hot dogs!
These do look so good! Nice recipes for hot dogs, I”d love to try them all!