My husband and I visited a fun little place this weekend in Orlando called Frank & Steins, which if you didn’t figure out by the name, served hot dogs and beer. And not just any hot dogs and beer either, but an extensive selection of craft and imported beers as well as a menu of gourmet franks to choose from. After chowing down on our super tasty Spicy Cubano and French Dip Franks, I wanted to scour around the internet to see what types of hot dog creations people are making at home. Hot dogs are one of those foods that can easily be enjoyed simply with ketchup or mustard or taken to a whole new level of deliciousness with a little extra effort. Take Bev’s Gourmet Chili Dogs (shown above) for instance. This girl brought the everyday dog to a new level. And not just by topping it with amazing chili and cheese either. Her dogs are nestled into soft, grilled baguettes. My mouth is watering…how about yours?
Have fun and come up with your own version of gourmet hot dogs at home…here are a few pretty awesome and delicious hot dog creations to get you going:
Chicago Style Hot Dogs 1 of 5If I had to choose a favorite hot dog, this would be it. I remember my first time trying a Chicago style hot dog and I've been hooked ever since. Just look at those toppings, how could you resist?
Make Chicago style hot dogs at home
Gourmet Chili Dogs 2 of 5Go big or go home! Well, Bev went big with these dogs. The baguette, the chili, the grilled hot dogs...put them all together to create the most amazing gourmet franks.
Make Bev Cooks' gourmet chili dogs
Chicken Sausage Rolls with Crunchy Relish 3 of 5A great alternative to beef or pork hot dogs! Chicken sausages can be found at most grocery stores and are just as tempting as hot dogs, especially topped with this zesty relish!
Make Martha Stewart's chicken sausage rolls with crunchy reslish
Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs 4 of 5After a month of 'light and healthy' foods, you deserve a treat right? These mouth watering bacon wrapped franks might just be the perfect splurge.
Make bacon wrapped hot dogs
Rachael Ray’s Cheese Stuffed Hot Dogs with Spicy Onions 5 of 5Smoky spices, melted cheese and spicy onions over a juicy hot dog? These bring hot dogs to a whole new level in my book!
Make Rachael Ray's cheese stuffed hot dogs with spicy onions
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Photo Credit: Bev Cooks