There’s truly nothing like crisp, flavorful all-beef franks, served on a perfect bun and smothered with mustard, onion and sweet relish…or chili and cheese…or your personal favorite combination of hot dog toppings.
In honor of America’s backyard barbecue darling, we’ve whipped up a fresh guide packed with all the tips and tricks.
What’s the best way to cook hot dogs?
The best way to cook hot dogs is on the grill or stovetop, but we think delicious, all-beef jumbo franks taste best when they are grilled to perfection! There’s just nothing like a grill-marked hot dog, hot off the grill. We recommend you choose a great skinless hot dog with no MSG added. Pre-cooked hot dogs are a wonderful choice because you can simply heat and serve! When cooking Kansas City Steak All-Beef Hot Dogs, you’ll partially thaw the franks before placing them on your grill. Turn frequently until you achieve perfection and hot dogs are heated through. Remove from the grill and serve!
What is the best way to serve hot dogs?
Hot dogs are a versatile and well-loved summer entree, but experience has shown us the best way to serve hot dogs is a hot dog bar. Individual preferences for hot dog toppings cover a vast array of options, so a hot dog bar is the perfect way to check all the boxes.
What hot dog toppings should I serve on a hot dog bar?
The beauty of a hot dog bar is you can serve all the toppings you desire! Traditional hot dog toppings include: ketchup, mustard, grilled onion, fresh chopped onion, sweet relish, pickle relish, chili and shredded cheddar cheese. In addition, there are dozens of great hot dog recipes you can peruse to get fresh ideas for unique and popular hot dog toppings to serve. Read on for a few recommendations.
What are the best hot dog recipes?
There are hundreds of variations on a classic hot dog, but the best hot dog recipes all have a few things in common: they include fresh, flavorful hot dog toppings, they marry unique, complementary flavors together, and they pique your interest. While you’re searching for your new favorite, try a great Sonoran Hot Dog Recipe, a Chicago Hot Dog, or any one of the following fan favorites:
A truly great Sonoran includes a hearty helping of spice, and this savory, spicy recipe from Everything Southwest delivers with hot dog toppings like pinto beans, salsa, Mexican crema, avocado, Pico de Gallo, and of course, bacon.
This unique take on the Chicago Hot Dog includes a delicious, grilled all-beef hot dog, topped with sport peppers, mustard and relish.
A true Detroit-style Coney Dog, this recipe from Simply Scratch will leave your mouth watering for more.
This Atlanta-style Chili Slaw Dog will take your hot dog toppings game to the next level with a generous helping of seasoned chili and a scoop of coleslaw.
What sides should I serve with hot dogs?
The best sides for hot dogs are simple, easy to eat and require little to no preparation. A bowl filled with fresh, sliced watermelon or other seasonal fruit, fresh cut vegetables, a great potato salad or pasta salad would be perfect, or you could go with something even simpler like potato chips or steak fries.
Your questions have been answered, you have a great guide for hot dog toppings and a few stand out hot dog recipes ready to go! Tell us how you dress your hot dog in the comments below!