Happy National Hot Dog Day! 6 Delish Dogs You Should Celebrate With

Photo credit: Rachael Ray Show Aired July 23, 2015

by Lisa Lozano

It’s that one day out of the year that we celebrate one of the most American of foods – the hot dog. If you’re bored of a basic dog on a basic bun, check out six delicious alternatives you can make tonight!

No. 1: Hot Dog Flautas

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What happens when you mix two classic street foods – hot dogs, and tacos? You get a hot dog flauta!

No. 2: Katie Lee’s West Virginia-Style Hot Dogs

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If you’re looking for no-frills but big flavor, Katie Lee’s delicious slaw and chili-slathered dogs are for you.

No. 3: Bobby Flay's Nacho Dogs

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For a little spice, try Bobby Flay’s nacho dogs. These dogs are topped with a homemade salsa, Monterey jack cheese, jalapenos, guacamole, tortilla chips and cilantro.

No. 4: Clinton Kelly’s Reuben Pigs in a Blanket

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These pigs in a blanket feature all the classic flavors of a classic reuben sandwich, and they’re bite-sized for easy munching.

No. 5: Banh Mi Dog

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This dog has all the spicy-sweet flavors of a Vietnamese Banh Mi sandwich.

No. 6: Pigs in a Wreath

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Christmas may still be quite a few months away, but it’s never too early to start planning. This adorable edible wreath would be the perfect addition to a Christmas gathering, but if you don’t want to wait that long, no need! No one has to know that the circular presentation is supposed to resemble a wreath!

What’s your favorite way too cook up hot dogs? Tell us in the comments.

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