It’s easy to prepare a hot dog meal for your family with a variety of toppings. However, sometimes this can be an ordinary and plain meal that lacks flavor and creativity. Fortunately, there are a few recipes that can elevate this simple meal and make you question if you’re still really just eating a hot dog.
Hot Dog PizzaCombine two of the family’s favorite dishes into one by making a pizza with hot dogs. Flatten pizza dough on a sheet pan so that you can spread the other ingredients on top. This is where you can get creative. Use chili as the sauce. Then, place cut pieces of hot dogs on top of the chili. Top it with shredded cheese and other items that you would normally enjoy on a hot dog. Bake the pizza until the dough is done.
Chicago-Style Tortilla Hot DogOne of the recipes that takes away some of the carbs that are associated with the bun while still delivering a lot of flavors is a tortilla that’s turned into a Chicago-style dog. Grill your frankfurter before putting it in the center of the tortilla. You can add any ingredients that you want, but try to use those that are often found on a Chicago dog, such as onions, cheese, peppers, and pickle spears.
Instead of using the bun, dip hot dogs in cornbread batter. Deep fry them before putting them on a stick and you’ve got a delicious corn dog. You can cut the meat into small pieces to make mini corn dogs that are a nice treat for children. Use a variety of dipping sauces for your corn dogs, such as honey mustard, BBQ sauce, etc. Another way to make this dish is by putting the corn dog batter in cupcake liners. Add small pieces of hot dogs before baking for a corn dog cupcake.
Hot Dog CasseroleIf you’re trying to find a way to use hot dogs while also making a meal that is filling, then consider corn dog casserole. This is a meal that’s similar to a traditional corn dog, but it’s not on a stick. Prepare corn dog batter, and put it in a deep dish so that you can add other ingredients. Place a layer of small pieces of hot dogs across the top of the batter. You can then add shredded cheese, onions, and a small amount of mustard before baking until the cornbread is done.
Wrap individual hot dogs in crescent rolls to make them look like they are mummies. Leave a small space between the crescent roll at one end of each of the hot dogs. Bake the mummies until the crescent dough is done. When you remove them from the oven, you can add Parmesan string cheese to make it look like the bandages are unraveling and two dots of ketchup or mustard for eyes.