Whether you are planning your next big barbecue or are simply grilling up dawgs while camping, these gourmet hot dog toppings will make any ordinary hot dog into a very delicious meal, like this California Hot Dog. Sponsored by Brownwood Farms.
Hot dogs are such an easy and simple meal to grill outdoors. They are kid-friendly, can be prepared anywhere and don’t require fancy tools or utensils. It’s so popular here in the US we even have a National Hot Dog Day. Yea, that’s today July 17th.
So to celebrate National Hot Dog Day, it’s time to make the hot dog friendly for the entire family, and not just the kiddos. So I’m going to share with you my favorite gourmet hot dog toppings and how to make my California Hot Dog.
Hot dog toppings for your hot dog bar
When it comes to hot dog toppings, honestly, anything goes. There are countless flavor options and the ingredients you can include on your hot dog is endless. One great way for you and your guests to customize their very own hot dog is to serve a hot dog bar.
Once the dogs are grilled, set them up with buns along with an assortment of toppings. Let’s start with the veggies first. Some of my favorites include:
- shredded cabbage
- red onions
You can also add fruit too, like apples, pineapple, mango, grapes and oranges. And don’t forget the herbs! My favorite herbs to top hot dogs are:
- green onions
Love relish? I’ve got more options for you here, too:
- marinated bell peppers
- artichoke hearts
- heart of palm
And don’t forget the condiments. The more variety, the better! But for me, nothing dresses a hot dog better than mustard. They were made for each other.
Hot dog toppings for the California hot dog
Which brings us to the gourmet hot dog recipe I am sharing today, The California Hot Dog. Say what you will about California, but we do love our fresh produce. And why not? California produces almost half of all the fruits, nuts and vegetables grown in the United States.
And what is one vegetable that is quintessential California? The avocado, of course. But I didn’t stop there. I stuffed my hot bun with all of my favorite California vegetables: avocados, sprouts, tomatoes, red onions and cilantro. And I finished it off with something non-Californian: Brownwood Farms Mustard.
About Brownwood Farms
Milo’s Whole World Gourmet is committed to creating delicious specialty foods with clean and minimal ingredients. Brownwood Farms Famous Kream Mustard is made without “Top 8” allergens, and are made using gluten-free, vegan and non-GMO ingredients whenever possible.
Their mustards also contain no high-fructose corn syrup or artificial ingredients, are small-batch and hand-crafted, and the ingredients are sourced in the Great Lakes Region and the U.S. What does this all mean to you? This is some seriously amazing mustard.
I personally like my mustard to have a bit of kick to it and Brownwood’s mustard has the kind of kick that I really like. A little spice paired with a little sweetness makes this one fabulous mustard for my California Hot Dog. And lucky for you, you can win some Brownwood Farms Mustard and try it for yourself.
- 6 hot dogs
- 6 hot dog buns
- 3 oz alfalfa or any other sprouts
- 1 avocado, sliced
- 1 tomato, sliced
- ½ cup chopped red onions
- ¼ cup diced cilantro
- Brownwood Farms Famous Kream Mustard
- Grill hot dogs until lightly charred on the outside. Toast buns until lightly golden.
- Stuff buns with sprouts then add hot dogs.
- Nestle in slices of tomatoes and avocados.
- Drizzle mustard over hot dogs.
- Top with chopped onions and cilantro.
Serving Size:1 hot dog
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 370Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 680mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 4gSugar: 6gProtein: 13g
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Disclosure: I received some products to sample from Brownwood Farms and to share a hot dog recipe. The story I have written is all true, and the opinions are truly mine. If I didn’t like it, I wouldn’t blog about it.