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Cheese Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs Will Be Your New Best Friend

By:

Clint Cantwell, Champion Pitmaster

Stuffed with cheese then wrapped in bacon, this grilled hot dog recipe is a sure fire hit at any backyard bash. Inspired by Chicago's famed francheesie, our recipe skips the traditional deep frying in favor of the grill for a crisp bacon shell and deep smoky flavor.

Andrew Zimmern’s Bacon “Dog” Will Have You Wagging Your Tail

By:

Meathead, BBQ Hall of Famer

Here's the craziest "hot dog" ever, made of pure bacon spiced with jalapeño jelly and topped with crisp, sweet and sour slaw. This mouthful of joy could only come from the creative mind of the world's best traveled chef, Andrew Zimmern. It's perfect any time you want to wow the crowd at your BBQ and grilling cookout.

Warm Your Buns: The Art Of Preparing Hot Dog Buns

By:

Meathead, BBQ Hall of Famer

Whether it's from Coney Island, Chicago, Detroit, or elsewhere, the very best hot dog recipe is nothing without a perfectly prepared hot dog bun. Our how-to shows you how to step up your hot dog buns, whether it is steaming, grilling, toasting, or microwaving them.

Chasing the Dogs: What to Drink with a Hot Dog

By:

Meathead, BBQ Hall of Famer

Some drinks are perfect for hot dogs. Here are suggestions for beers, wines, and soft drinks.

Slaw Dogs, A West Virginia Original

By:

Meathead, BBQ Hall of Famer

If you've ever enjoyed the full flavor of a West Virginia slawdog then you'll enjoy making your own at home with this tested recipe. Coleslaw and a meat sauce are standard on a hot dog in West Virginia, coming together in one flavorful bite after another. Our recipe includes homemade slaw, bean free chili, and mustard.

The Great, Incomparable, Classic Chicago Hot Dog Recipe

By:

Meathead, BBQ Hall of Famer

In Chicago, where hot dog stands far out number hamburger joints, there is one perfect classic recipe, and very little variation from it.

Hot Dog Heaven: How to Cook Frankfurters

By:

Meathead, BBQ Hall of Famer

Many ways to skin a cat and many more ways to cook a dog. Here's how to grill, griddle, split griddle, dirty water, steam, nuke, and deep fry franks.

Bite me! What’s in a Hot Dog and How are They Made?

By:

Meathead, BBQ Hall of Famer

Hot dogs are not as scary as you think. Here's a frank discussion of what is in a hot dog, as well as calories, fat, etc.

Coney Dogs, The Pride Of Detroit

By:

Meathead, BBQ Hall of Famer

In Detroit hot dogs are Coneys and hot dog stands are Coney Islands and we've got the recipe for creating them yourself at home. Move beyond boring hot dogs at your next cookout with these flavor packed variation featuring a chili sauce made with beef hearts. And they're very good!

The Cincinnati Cheese Coney Is Pure Hot Dog Bliss

By:

Meathead, BBQ Hall of Famer

If you're already a fan of Cincinnati Cheese Coneys or are just looking to step up your hot dog game then you're sure to love this tested grilling recipe. This delicious version comes complete with our version starts with a grilled hot dog, homemade chili, mustard, chopped onions, and tons of shredded cheese.

A Hot Dog Road Trip: The Country’s Best Regional Franks

By:

Meathead, BBQ Hall of Famer

Where did the hot dog get its start? Back in Europe if we're being honest. But as sausages came to America, these singular tubes of meat evolved into several regional specialties such as the Coney Island Hot Dog, the New York Streetcart Dog, and the Chicago Hot Dog. Here is the unvarnished history of them all.

My Most Memorable Hot Dog: The French Chien Blanc

By:

Meathead, BBQ Hall of Famer

Hot dogs are a staple at many backyard cookouts but all too often they can be rather bland and boring. Learn how the French make hot dogs, saucisse, chien blanc, with Dijon mustard, in a warm crusty baguette. Once you try this French twist you will never look at tradition American hot dogs the same way.

Frankophilia: The Hot Dog Creation Myth

By:

Meathead, BBQ Hall of Famer

Who invented hot dogs? The bun? When were they first sold? And who named them hot dogs. We answer your questions and dispel the myths.

New York Hot Dog With Classic Onion Sauce, A Bite Of The Big Apple

By:

Meathead, BBQ Hall of Famer

As anyone who has had a classic New York hot dog then you know that there are few things better than the simple combination of mustard, sauerkraut, and Sabrett's onion sauce. Here's the recipe you need to make your own onion sauce for a bite of the Big Apple.

Top Dogs: Rating Chicago’s Best Dog Houses

By:

Meathead, BBQ Hall of Famer

Who makes the best hot dogs in Chicago? Here's one expert's faves.
 

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