Friday, September 19, 2014

Hot Dogs According to My Mom

My mom likes to go all out. If we are having hot dogs for Sunday dinner, you can bet your boots that a lot more is going to be involved than just buns, relish, mustard, and ketchup. First of all, there will always be plenty of side dishes...but basic hot dog toppings just aren't going to cut it.

Here are the hot dog toppings (aside from the relish, mustard, and ketchup) that my mom included in our hot dog Sunday dinner:

Above: Chili (of the canned variety) for chili dogs.

Above: Shredded cheese to top the chili dogs.

Above: Crushed Fritos for another chili dog topper.

Above: Sauerkraut tossed with caraway seeds. This was paired with pretzel buns, brats, and spicy brown mustard. This is the hot dog I went with. It was so good!

Above: Coleslaw.

Above: This tomato mixture was for bruschetta-style hot dogs. I didn't try this on a hot dog (I limited myself to one, especially since there were a ton of sides to try too), but I did try some of the tomatoes plain as a side dish. They were fantastic. I need to get the recipe from my mom. I will post it as soon as I get it. There were also chopped onions for the bruschetta dogs or the chili dogs.


Above: So many toppings!

Copycat JDawg Sauce


3/4 cup ketchup
3/4 cup barbecue sauce
1/4 cup honey
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 tsp soy sauce
1/2 tsp onion powder


Mix all ingredients together and enjoy!

Source: We found this on the "Your Home Based Mom" site. You can find it here.

1 comment:

  1. The crushed Fritos were a revelation!!! That tiny bit of crunch adds so much to the hot dog. I may never eat them anyway else again.