7 Gourmet Hot Dogs You Haven't Tried

The best American cuisine, frankfurters originated in Frankfurt, Germany, and are perfect for your Fourth of July BBQ.

In the summer, you might think hot dogs are too tame for your grill.

But fusion hot dog chains like Dog Haus in Pasadena, California, and Dat Dog in New Orleans have raised the bar and elevated these tube steaks to a gourmet level.

5 minutes for 1 all-beef hot dog Place the hot dog in a heated poppyseed bun. 2 sport peppers (pickled green peppers) and 1 tablespoon minced raw onion

1. The Chicago Dog

1 beef hot dog, diced, 3 minutes in extra virgin olive oil, half a sliced green bell pepper, and 1 small sliced white onion

2. The Italian Dog

1 chicken hot dog 1 teaspoon prepared chipotle mayonnaise on toasted whole-wheat baguette Top the hot dog with sliced avocado, 1/4 cup shredded fresh green cabbage, and 1 sliced scallion.

3. The Oscar

1 ham hock 1 tsp mustard on toasted bun Stack deli ham, Swiss, and salami on the bun. Place the hot dog on one side and the pickles on the other.

4. The Miami Dog

1 beef hot dog 2 tbsp mayonnaise + 1 tbsp sriracha on sliced baguette 5 cucumber slices on the sandwich, hot dog on top

5. The Bun Mi

1 all-beef hot dog and 1 bun Top the hot dog with 1/3 cup prepared beef chilli, 1/4 cup crushed corn chips, 4 pickled jalapeos, 1 teaspoon sour cream, and 1 sliced scallion.

6. The Waco Kid

Butter a hot dog bun until golden. 2 minutes on a cut-side beef hot dog 2 minutes flipping. 1 cup home fries, 1 crumbled bacon piece, 1 sunny-side-up egg

7. The Paul Bunyon

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