Food & Recipes

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

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 9:00 AM, July 23, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

No. 6: Pigs in a Wreath

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.