8 Mouth-Watering Hot Dog Recipes Everyone Will Love

Who doesn’t love a good hot dog? Whether they are boiled in a pan, cooked in an oven, or grilled at a BBQ. Whether in a bun, or wrapped around a skewer.

If you are a meat lover, then there is a hot dog recipe out there for you. They are a staple of US food culture and beyond. Not bad for a humble little sausage!

8 Mouth-Watering Hot Dog Recipes Everyone Will Love

This brings us to the main issue that many people have when just picking a single recipe to try out for themselves: there are just so many, that it’s hard to pick the one! 

Fortunately, we have just the remedy for this problem: An entire list of the best hot dog recipes out there!

The recipe that you’ll find here is some of the most mouth-watering flavors that you tasted from a bun and sausage combo.

Some are spicy, some are elaborate, and some are simple. But they are all recipes that we highly recommend that you try at least once, to see which one is your favorite.

Michigan Hot Dog

Starting off our list strong, we have a hot dog recipe that fits all the criteria that a good hot dog should meet: Tons of toppings, a delightfully soft bun, and a delicious hot dog made from delicious beef at the center of it all.

There are no beans in the chili that is made to top off this delicious hot dog, so if you find that you don’t like the taste or texture of kidneys or other beans in your chili dogs, this is the recipe for you.

Just beef, more beef, onions, and plenty of sauces to go on top!

If you want to make sure that you get the right amount of spice into your chili for your hot dog, make sure to cook it in a slow or rice cooker.

That way, all the spices, and extra seasonings have a chance to be fully absorbed into it, giving you a flavor-packed chili that is delicious both on its own and doubly so on a hot dog.

And of course, don’t forget the cheese!

Tex Mex Dog

Tex Mex is an obsolete staple of grill outs and cookouts not just around the country, but around the world too. So, you can imagine just how tasty a hot dog cooked in this style is going to be.

Tex Mex hot dogs are a pretty common recipe to find out there, but we love this particular recipe because of just how much it packs into it.

Sure, you have a good hot dog, that goes without saying.

But there are so many extras fitted into this bun, from the sweetness of the sweetcorn and the tomato to the heat of the onion, coupled with the soft flavor and texture of the avocado, which gives you a mouthful of flavors with every bite.

Flavors that are only improved with a little extra sour cream added in there for good measure!

If you love a little veggie crunch with your delicious hot dogs, then this Tex Mex recipe is definitely for you!

Doughy Hot Dog Snacks

Many of the recipes that you will find out there can feel pretty similar to each other. An ingredient is added to the salad here, a few extra spices are thrown into the chili there. It’s little additions, rather than big changes.

This isn’t us trying to throw shade at other recipes either, those additions taste amazing!

However, if you are looking to make something a little different with your hot dogs, then you are going to want to check out some of these amazing recipes!

Combining the juiciness of a classic hot dog with the doughy goodness of a little batter, this little mini family of recipes does something completely different with the hot dog hand they are dealt, and they are all the better for it!

Whether it is creating dough and hot dog flowers for a meal or snack that looks as distinct as it tastes amazing, or the amazing tornado dogs that make full use of their skewered position to be wrapped by dough, these recipes look amazing, taste great, and are sure to stand out from pretty much any other hot dog meal that you can imagine!

Italian Hot Dog

Whilst we’re not exactly sure just how much Italians themselves love hot dogs, we know that this Italian-inspired hot dog recipe is an absolute must for the hot summer grill-outs.

The hot dog in question gets toppings that you are just as likely to see as sides or flavors in an Italian restaurant, as you are to see in a burger or hot dog bun.

With fried potatoes, onions, and peppers, a good New Jersey Hot Dog would not be complete without just that little bit of Italian inspiration.

Not only that, but the number of hot dog sausages (You might want to check out some Chicken Sausage Recipes as well) hiding in this recipe under the blankets of seasoned vegetables, 4 the last time we checked, this is probably going to be one of the most filling ht dogs that you’ve ever had!

Korean Corn Dogs Dogs

Moving away from hot dogs inspired by the folks from Europe, we have a hot dog recipe inspired by the other side of the great pond.

Korean foods and recipes are known for their many flavors, from sweet to salty, too smoky. In other words, perfect flavors to match with a good corn dog!

Coming in with our first corn dog recipe on this list, this is the perfect blend of classic American corn dogs with Korean and other South East Asian flavors.

Considering that coating food in the batter is just at home in Seoul as it is in Los Angeles, it is a match made in heaven!

Combining the heat and sweetness of the batter with the gooey and soft mozzarella filling inside, couple with a juicy hot dog, and this is for sure a corn dog that you are going to want to try for yourself!

Bacon Cheese Pepper Bratwurst

Arguably the king of all hot dogs, the bratwurst is a mighty sausage to have in any bred bun. Packed full to the brim with high-quality meat and herbs, there’s very little that can match it.

That is, except for adding a little extra cheese and bacon to the mix!

Packing the bratwurst hot dog in with plenty of cheese, and being perfectly wrapped in a blanket of bacon strips, this bratwurst hot dog might be the king of all bratwurst hot dogs.

When properly cooked, you get not just the crispy bacon outside, but both the juices and melty goodness of the bratwurst meat and cheese.

Plus, adding a long red pepper as a veggie coating adds just a little sweetness to the mix too!

If you want to make your grill-outs standout, grab the ingredients to this recipe right now, and get grilling!

Polish Boy

If you are looking for another regional take on the classic hot dog, we have a stellar Polish boy recipe for you here!

Polish boys are a popular variety of hot dogs that come from the State of Ohio.

By using a slightly different type of hot dog sausage, the often underutilized kielbasa, couple with a very elaborate sauce that packs pretty much every kind of flavor you can think of, plus plenty of fried to add to that extra filling, you have a recipe for a hot dog that pretty distinct from many others that we have covered so far.

The creamy sauce is absorbed by the hoagie roll that these hot dogs are kept in meaning that there’s no chance for you to miss the amazing flavors on display here!

Pretzel Hot Dogs

Sometimes, it isn’t about adding more ingredients to a sauce or topping, or even using an entirely different sausage. Sometimes, it’s as simple as changing the bread that you are presenting it with.

And that’s exactly what a good pretzel hot dog recipe does. Complementing the meatiness of the sausage with the softness of a well bred pretzel, this is a novel, yet delicious way of changing up how you can eat hot dogs.

Not only that, but the recipe that we have chosen to show for this example is so easy to make, that you’ll be surprised that you already haven’t made it yourself!

Considering that many people often see pretzels as one of the harder types of bread to make for themselves, this is a great way to start understanding it too!

Final Thoughts

So, as you can see, whilst hot dogs can seem like they are all the same at a first glance, digging a little deeper shows just how much variety they have.

Jeff Pratt
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