National Hot Dog Day

Edit July 24, 2014: recipes added

Today is National Hot Dog Day. So to celebrate, we had a competition at our house. My husband and my step son each created a hot dog dish

First up is my Husband, he created a Mexican Hot Dog. He has a  black bean salsa on the bottom topped with a hot dog wrapped in bacon and corn tortilla, deep fried.

Here is the recipe:

Mexican hot dogs with black bean/ corn salsa
Mexican hot dogs
1 pkg. hot dogs (your choice of brands)
equal amount of bacon strips
equal amount of corn tortillas

Wrap each hot dog with bacon, then roll each bacon wrapped hot dog with a corn tortilla, secure with toothpicks. Deep fry at 350 degrees for 3 minutes or until tortilla gets crunchy and golden brown. Remove toothpicks and let drain on paper towels.

Black bean/ corn salsa
1 can black beans (drained and rinsed)
8 oz. frozen corn (thawed)
1 tomato (diced)
2 green onions (diced)
1 Tablespoon taco seasoning
Shredded Sharp cheddar cheese

Mix all ingredients and place large spoonful on plate, sprinkle with cheese, and place hot dog on top of salsa. Serve. for extra kick add 1 small jalapeno (diced) to mix.

Second is the dish created by my step son, the Open Face Hot Dog Philly, it had a flat crescent roll on the bottom, and cream cheese mixture with bacon and jalapeno, the hot dog, sauteed pepper and onions, and topped with cheese sauce.

Here is the recipe:

Open faced Philly Dog
1 pkg. hot dogs (your choice of brands)
1 tube crescent rolls
1 onion (cut in strips)
1 green pepper (cut in strips)
6 strips bacon (crumbled)
8 oz. cream cheese
1 batch cheese sauce (see recipe)

lay out crescent rolls flat on sheet tray and cook as instructed on package (do not roll dough). Split hot dogs in half (but not cutting completely through) grill hot dogs until done. In a saute pan saute cook bacon until crisp and remove and drain bacon, in same pan cook onions and pepper until tender. Place crescent roll on plate, smear with cream cheese, add grilled hot dog, add veggies,  and ladle with cheese sauce. For extra kick add 1 small jalapeno to your sauteed veggies.

Cheese Sauce
2 Tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
1 cup milk
1 cup heavy cream
4 oz. shredded Cheddar cheese

In a sauce pan melt butter and whisk in flour until smooth, add milk and cream, whisk until smooth and keep simmering until sauce thickens, add cheese and stir constantly until cheese is melted. Add the bacon crumbles for recipe above.

I HAD to pick a favorite, I went for my husband's dish, because you had me at deep fried.

Which one would you pick?


  1. Anonymous6:20 PM

    Hopped over from Miz Helen's Full Plate Thursday Linky Party! I think I would like the Open Face Hot Dog Philly. Philly's are my fav and then you add cream cheese and bacon? Oh yeah, that sounds so good:)

  2. Mexican hot dogs: what an awesome idea! Deep fried...yum!


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