Hot dogs are a summer staple when planning the menu for weekend picnics, Independence Day celebrations and backyard barbecues. They’re easy to cook, taste great on the grill and are surprisingly versatile. Epicurean hot dogs are becoming increasingly trendy at top restaurants, but we think they taste best when surrounded by family and friends in your own backyard.
Since July happens to be National Hot Dog Month, we’ve assembled some of our favorite recipes for gourmet hot dogs. Sure, ketchup and mustard will always be classic, but sometimes the occasion calls for a spicier, heartier, or more decadent meal. These grill-worthy recipes take inspiration from international cooking, regional specialties and beloved picnic foods.
Banh Mi Hot Dogs via My Name is Yeh.
Tex-Mex Hot Dogs via Country Cleaver.
Bacon Wrapped Sonoran Hot Dogs via Everyday Southwest.
Pulled Pork Hot Dogs with Broccoli Slaw via Cooking and Beer.
Seattle Drunk Dogs via Well Worn Fork.