Hot Dogs

What’s more American than hotdogs? Baseball games, backyard BBQs—even the streets of New York City wouldn’t be the same without them. A juicy hotdog with a few passes of ketchup may be traditional, but when it comes to toppings, we say load them on. Hotdogs topped with cheddar and sautéed apples, BLT hot dogs, and bacon-wrapped hot dogs with avocado; for these and more ways to dress up your dogs, check out our Food & Wine guide to hotdogs. We’ve also included our picks for the best hotdogs across the country, so you can try the best of this classic American dish.

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Chorizo-and-Kimchi Dogs

At Claudette Zepeda's regional Mexican restaurant in San Diego, this dish is served as an homage to the Sonoran hot dog. Easy hacks like crumbled chorizo make this restaurant favorite easy to pull off for backyard entertaining.
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Ultimate Loaded Chili-Topped Hot Dogs

Like any “loaded” situation, this hot dog is all about constructing your plate. Split-top buns allow you to hollow out the sides a bit, fitting extra toppings into each bite. A touch of sweetness in the chili balances out the salt from Corn Nuts and the hot dog, while the sharp bite of pickled jalapeños creates balance. Radishes and sour cream offer a welcome hit of freshness. The chili can easily be made ahead of time for quick assembly the day of.
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5 Best Spots for Brilliantly Upgraded Hot Dogs

Hot dog season is here and chefs across the country are upgrading this classic summertime staple. Here, five awesome hot dogs to seek out this season.
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Corn Dogs with Krab Relish

Chef Tim Maslow coats hot dogs in a fresh corn batter and fries them, then tops them with a playful relish made with imitation crab, pickle and yellow mustard. Slideshow: More Hot Dog Recipes
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9 Best DIY Condiments for Hot Dogs

In the latest episode of Mad Genius Tips, grill master Justin Chapple demonstrates that by spiralizing your hot dog, you can achieve an optimal condiment-to-dog ratio in every bite. Here are nine killer DIY condiments for you to take your dogs to new heights. 
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