dinner tonight: hot dogs 3-ways


our family eats hot dogs fairly often during the summer months. they are a great option on a busy day, when we have lots of (extra) mouths to feed or we’re simply looking for something easy to grill or roast over a bonfire.  just to make sure the fam isn’t sick of america’s fave sandwich by the end of summer i’ve put together a few simple (and regional) ways to keep them guessing and hungry for hot dogs any night of the week.

  1. west coast dog: taking a hint from a BLT add a slice of bacon (we like turkey), halved cherry tomatoes, and lettuce to your hot dog. beyond delish.
  2. NY city dog: my brother and his sweet family live in NY so i love to bring east coast flavors into our kitchen. it makes them feel closer somehow (weird?).  to make, smother your dog with sauté onions (cooked in butter or oil, chili powder and a little bit of ketchup), sauerkraut and dijon mustard.
  3. tex-mex hot dog: top your hot dog with southern flavors – pico de gallo, avocado, cilantro and corn cut from the cob (or frozen).

note: if your looking for healthier versions of hot dogs try organic beef chuck or veggie smart dogs!

now i’d love to know – do you have a favorite hot dog topping or go-to summertime dinner!?


for more hot dog and ballpark food inspiration, check out this article i wrote for KROGER (HERE)!

Xx . rae

(images by stacy jacobsen)

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