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American Hot Dog

There are so many ways you can dress up Americas favorite good time food, the hot dog. From chilli and mac and cheese to pizza and nachos theres hundreds of hot dog recipes to tickle your taste buds. Here we look at a recipe for an All-American summer sizzler in the shape of grilled hot dogs with a homemade pickle relish and a Texas twist with barbecue sauce and coleslaw. Both recipes serve 8 people.

American hotdog

What youll need for hot dogs and pickle relish

Various mustards, hot, brown, Dijon etc


8 link hot dogs

Hot dog buns

For the relish  1 teaspoon mustard seeds

1  cups cider vinegar

1 teaspoon coriander seeds

1 red pepper

8 large dill pickles

1 yellow pepper

1 small onion

2 teaspoons fresh dill, chopped


Pickle relish  Grill the peppers and then peel, seed and chopped finely. Take a saucepan and put in the mustard seeds, vinegar and coriander seeds. Bring to a boil and reduce the heat when the mixture is slightly thickened and syrup-like.

Remove from the heat and add in the remaining ingredients. Give it a good toss to combine. Salt and pepper to taste and cover in the refrigerator for one hour before serving on the hot dogs.

Grill the hot dogs under a high heat on the grill until they are browned on all sides. Place in the hot dog buns and add your homemade relish on the top of each dog. For more sausage recipes, go to

American Hot Dog

What youll need for a Texas dog

8 hot dogs

8 hot dog buns

For the bbq sauce  2 tablespoons oil

5 garlic cloves, chopped

1 large onion

1 cup water

3 cups canned tomatoes

cup ketchup

cup Worcestershire sauce

cup red wine vinegar

3 tablespoons Dijon mustard

2 tablespoons honey

3 tablespoons dark brown sugar

cup molasses


Ground black pepper

2-4 canned chipotle chilis in adobo

3 tablespoons pasilla chili powder

3 tablespoons ancho chili powder

For the coleslaw  small onion

cup mayonnaise

1 teaspoon celery salt

2 tablespoons sugar


Ground black pepper

3 tablespoons apple-cider vinegar

Cabbage  finely chopped

1 carrot

Sour dill pickles


For the hot dogs  place the frill onto a high heat and grill the hot dogs until nicely browned. Optional grilling of the buns lightly for 30 seconds is also an idea.

For the BBQ sauce  put some oil in a pan on a medium-high heat and add in the onion. Cook them until soft and then put in the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Pour in the canned tomatoes and water and bring to the boil.

Simmer for 10 minutes before adding the remaining ingredients, then simmer for 40 minutes with an occasional stir until sauce has thickened.

Pour the sauce into a food processor and whisk until smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Set to one side and allow to cool.

For the coleslaw  In a large bowl, mix the onion, sugar, celery salt, mayonnaise, salt, vinegar and pepper. Add in the carrot and cabbage, stir to blend and add more salt and pepper to taste. Allow to rest for 15 minutes before topping the dogs with barbecue sauce and crunchy fresh coleslaw!

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