Carolina Dogs

I love putting coleslaw on my pulled pork sandwiches, so why not take that same idea and completely amp-up a hot dog? A grilled all-beef dog. Tender moist smoked pulled pork. Tangy Carolina coleslaw. These Carolina dogs were a big hit in our house.
Carolina DogsThe idea for these Carolina dogs came from watching the show Eat Street, where the host does what I want to do every day: eat from food trucks. In this case, it was the Evil Weiner truck in Austin, Texas, that caught my eye. What a fantastic hot dog menu!

Don’t use a creamy slaw on these dogs. You want that vinegar hit from a good ole Carolina slaw. It’s easy to make or just pick up some pre-made slaw at the grocery store. Same goes for the pulled pork. I found some pulled pork in the freezer leftover from a recent smoke session, but if you don’t have any on hand, grab some from your local BBQ joint. They’d love to sell you a pound or two.

Carolina Dogs

Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • All-beef hot dogs
  • Hot dog buns
  • Pulled pork BBQ
  • Your favorite Carolina-style BBQ sauce I prefer Lillie's Q
  • Carolina slaw

Instructions

  • Cook the dogs as desired.
  • Toast the buns, if desired.
  • Warm the pulled pork in a saucepan. Add just enough of the BBQ sauce to get the meat moist, but don't over-sauce it.
  • Serve hot dogs on buns topped with warmed BBQ pork and plenty of cold slaw.

Mexican Charred Corn Hot Dog

Wow, I just had no idea how much we would both love this Mexican charred corn hot dog. It has such a wonderful combination of tastes, from the bite of the onion, to that great sweetness you get from roasted corn, fantastic citrus lime mayonnaise, all served over a grilled all-beef hot dog. Topped with crumbled Cotija cheese! These dogs were an absolute treat!
Mexican Charred Corn Hot DogMexican charred corn hot dogs are light and refreshing, the perfect dogs for a sunny day. If fresh corn-on-the-cob is no longer available, you can use canned or frozen corn kernels. Pour the kernels out onto a baking sheet and place under the broiler just long enough for them to start to char.

You’ll want to also try my loaded Mexican hot dogs.

Mexican Charred Corn Hot Dog

Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 ears sweet corn husked
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 4 all-beef hot dogs
  • 4 hot dog buns
  • 2 green onions chopped
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Crumbled Cotija or feta cheeses
  • Chili powder optional

Instructions

  • Fire up your grill.
  • Brush the corn with the oil and place over direct heat. Cook until charred on all sides, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
  • Meanwhile, cook the dogs and toast the buns as desired.
  • Cut the kernels from the corn. Place in a bowl and stir in the green onions.
  • Combine the mayonnaise and lime juice. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Slather hot dog buns with the mayonnaise.
  • Top with the dogs.
  • Add the corn and green onion mixture.
  • Sprinkle with Cotija cheese and chili powder, if using.

Big Kahuna Dogs

From the moment i ran across this great idea for the Big Kahuna dogs from the menu at Duke’s Gourmet Hot Dogs (sadly, now closed) I knew one thing: I was going to go big on the pineapple and spicy on the BBQ sauce. Sure, there’s some Canadian bacon down in there too, just enough to give you that great hammy (not smoked) flavor, but for me the winner-winner hot dog dinner is the combination of sweet pineapple and spicy BBQ sauce.
Big Kahuna DogsI didn’t throw the pineapple on the grill, which definitely would’ve made them even sweeter. All I had on hand were pineapple chucks, and those would’ve found their way between the grill grates. If you have pineapple slices just toss them on the grill for a few minutes on each side. Then chop them into bite-sized pieces.

Also try my blackjack dogs. I love them too!

Big Kahuna Dogs

Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Author Based on a menu item from Duke's Gourmet Hot Dogs

Ingredients

  • All-beef hot dogs
  • Hot dog buns
  • Pineapple slices
  • Canadian bacon sliced
  • Spicy BBQ sauce

Instructions

  • Fire up your grill and cook the hot dogs and warm the buns.
  • Toss the pineapple slices onto the grill and grill a few minutes on each side. Remove and chop into bite-sized pieces.
  • Assemble dogs by first lining the toasted buns with a few slices of Canadian bacon.
  • Add the hot dog. Top with the pineapple and plenty of spicy BBQ sauce.
  • Serve with plenty of paper towels.