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72+ Hot Dogs In 10 Minutes?! Here's How to Watch Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest This July 4th

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 3:02 PM, July 3, 2018

Rachael Ray Show

Aired July 3, 2018

If you're anything like us, you'll be busy grilling and sipping on red, white and blue sangria this July 4 -- but if you don't want to miss watching competitors eat as many hot dogs as they can in 10 minutes in the annual Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest, we've got you covered with all the details.

(It takes place every single year, but it just never gets old -- are we right?)

So, here's what time you and your friends should prepare to gather around the TV (or device!) to see who will take home the coveted Mustard Belt. (The reigning champion ate a whopping 72 hot dogs last year!)

Women's Division
Time: 10:50 a.m. ET
Channel: ESPN3

Men's Division
Time: 12:00 p.m. ET
Channel: ESPN2

You can also stream the competition on WatchESPN!

Get more details and learn more about the long-standing annual competition here.

Now, we would be remiss if we didn't provide you with a bunch of hot dog recipes so you don't get too jealous while you're watching -- so without further ado:

'Cheeseburger' Hot Dog

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Hot Dog Grilled Cheese

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Piggies in Puff with Everything Bagel Spice and Deli Mustard

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Chicago-Style Hot Dogs

GET THE RECIPE: Chicago-Style Hot Dogs

Curly Dogs with Pickle Relish

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