11 Hot Dogs You've Never Thought to Make

11 Hot Dogs You've Never Thought to Make
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11 Hot Dogs You've Never Thought to Make

Check out these 11 drool-worthy upgrades to your favorite franks!

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Thai Style Hot Dogs

Pad Thai lovers, this one's for you. Topped with creamy peanut sauce, crunchy peanuts and fresh cilantro, this really does taste like the real thing.

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Sweet Pork & Tomatillo Ranch Hot Dogs

The best way to use up that leftover pork in the fridge is to layer it on your hot dog and finish it off tomatillo ranch dressing.

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Jalapeño & Cheddar Pretzel Hot Dog Buns with Turkey Chili Cheese

Talk about a flavor bomb. This is your classic beef frank, turkey chili, and cheddar all wrapped up in a cheesy, soft, chewy pretzel roll studded with jalapenos.

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Roasted Poblano Bacon Mac and Cheese Hot Dog

Instead of eating mac 'n cheese alongside your hot dog, spoon it on top. This recipe adds roasted poblano peppers and crispy bacon, just in case the cheesy noodles weren't enough.

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Summer Garden Dogs

This one is a lighter take on your favorite frank. This hot dog is topped with a tangy slaw of radishes, cucumbers, and onions for a refreshing spin on the classic.

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Breakfast Hot Dog

Who says you have to eat your hot dog for lunch or dinner? Start your day with this breakfast hot dog topped with a fried egg, crumbled bacon, hash browns and cilantro.

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Hot Dogs with Kimchi Relish

Since kimchi tastes good on everything, you might as well use it as a topping for your hot dog. It might not be the American way, but we have a feeling your stomach will thank you.

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Bacon Wrapped Teriyaki Dog with Pineapple Salsa

Sweet Hawaiian roll buns, homemade teriyaki drizzle, pineapple salsa and an Applewood smoked bacon-wrapped hotdog make this recipe a drool-worthy concoction.

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Poutine Hot Dogs

If you've never had Poutine before, it's French fries topped with cheese curds and gravy. Now imagine that layered on a juicy bratwurst. Perfection.

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Ovenbaked Chili Cheese Hot Dogs

No hot dog round-up is complete without a chili cheese dog. This one is drenched in chili and baked in the oven so the cheese is perfectly melted and the buns perfectly toasted.

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Sriracha Guacamole Hot Dog

If there is one hot dog you are going to bring to a BBQ, you may want to make it this one! It combines sriracha and guacamole. You will be loved.

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Lets be frank—sometimes the classic hot dog needs an upgrade. Don't get us wrong, we love a plain dog with tried and true condiments like ketchup, mustard and relish, but sometimes we just want more. In honor of National Hot Dog Day, we gathered some of the most unusual and delectable hot dog recipes we've seen, so you can indulge this holiday. These recipes take an ordinary American favorite and transform it into decadent dishes that will really wow everyone at your next cookout.

Check out the slideshow above for the most decadent hot dogs ever. Then, take the quiz below to find out which type of hot dog represents your inner self!

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