Were you a big fan of hot dogs as a kid? If it’s been a while since you’ve had one, now is the time to indulge yourself. But before you slather your hot dog with the usual ketchup and mustard, take a look at these yummy recipes. These gourmet hot dogs will take a childhood favorite to a whole other level of deliciousness.
You can enjoy these gourmet hot dogs anywhere, from a picnic blanket to your dining room table. In fact, with Father’s Day right around the corner, these recipes will make a fun addition to your Father’s Day celebration. Much like a party taco bar or waffle bar, your dad will definitely get a kick out of a hot dog bar!
4 Gourmet Hot Dog Recipes
- Mediterranean hot dogs with a Greek salad. This gourmet hot dog contains familiar Greek flavors. To make this recipe you simply top grilled hot dogs and toasted buns with tomatoes, cucumber, onion, olives, garlic, and crumbled feta cheese. Instead of ketchup or mustard, you can use a Greek yogurt sauce. Want more information on this yummy hot dog? Check out the recipe here.
- Southwestern hot dogs with guacamole, black beans, and corn. Are you a big fan of Tex-Mex flavors? If so, you’ll like this recipe from Kim’s Cravings. This recipe tops a beef frank with a guacamole, black bean, and corn combo. To make this Southwestern guacamole you’ll need avocadoes, tomatoes, black beans, corn, onion, cilantro, and lime.
- Tropical hot dogs with mango mustard and pineapple relish. With spring fading into summer, this tropical hot dog recipe will be perfect for your next barbecue. This recipe from Slim Pickin’s Kitchen is made with chicken sausage hot dogs. The mango mustard features mango, garlic, ginger, lime juice, mango juice, and Dijon mustard. And the pineapple relish contains fresh, delicious ingredients, including pineapple, onion, bell peppers, jalapeno peppers, cilantro, and lime.
- Asian fusion hot dogs with kimchi and sweet & tangy slaw. This recipe from Taste and See combines Korean flavors with the American classic hot dog. Beef hot dogs are topped with kimchi (a spicy condiment made from fermented vegetables) and a special slaw that features two types of cabbage, carrots, ginger, onion, and jalapeno peppers mixed with chili sauce, rice vinegar, Dijon mustard, and sesame oil, among other things. The recipe also includes special Kickin’ Ketchup and Kickin’ Mustard recipes. Find out more here.
Bonus: Vegetarian Alternatives. If you or one of your guests is vegetarian, consider substituting a traditional hot dog with a meatless variety. There are many brands that you can choose from nowadays. Take a trip to your local grocery store to check out your options.