It’s no secret that Americans love hot dogs. Consider these hot dog stats:
- In 2012, consumers spent more than $1.7 billion on hot dogs in U.S. supermarkets.
- On July 4th, Americans will enjoy 150 million hot dogs, enough to stretch from D.C. to L.A. over five times.
- During Hot Dog Season, Memorial Day to Labor Day, Americans typically consume 7 billion hot dogs or 818 hot dogs consumed every second during that period.
Americans love hot dogs so much, July has been designated “National Hot Dog” month. And bacon-wrapped hot dogs are becoming increasingly popular. Wrapping hot dogs in bacon adds layers of flavor and texture and vastly increases the appeal of the hot dog.
The versatility of hot dogs also contributes to their popularity. When you think about all the combinations of various toppings, buns, dogs, and bacons, you could make hot dogs every day of summer and come up with something different each time.
These recipes will help you mix it up this summer and make sure your hot dog dishes are never dull and boring. They’re perfect for celebrating National Hot Dog Month, and especially on July 17th, National Hot Dog Day.
Throw the ingredients for this bacon chili in the crock-pot before you head to work and dinner will come together in a flash.
This recipe has a LOT of ingredients. You can take shortcuts by simplifying the recipe for onion rings, or buying store bought BBQ sauce. Or, prepare everything from scratch for an elegant, gourmet entree that will impress the heck out of your summer party guests. These would go great with a bacon-infused bourbon cocktail.
The Spicy Chipotle Sauce whips up fast and really gives this recipe its zing. Make a double batch of sauce and use it on other favorite summer recipes like burgers, tacos and baked potatoes. A slightly sweet Gewurztraminer wine will balance out the spiciness of the dish.
Throw some peppers and onions on the grill with your dogs, and serve these up on a crispy sourdough roll. Simple and delicious!
Creamy avocado, diced tomatoes, cilantro and pinto beans are the essential ingredients to this popular recipe. Serve it up with your favorite Mexican beer.
It’s got BBQ sauce, white cheddar, bacon and spicy brown mustard. You don’t have to own a pair of cowboy boots to appreciate these bold flavors!
These teriyaki dogs with pineapple salsa are served on a soft, sweet King’s Hawaiian bun. They’ll make you feel like you’re vacationing on a tropical island. Especially when served with Maui Brewing Co’s Coconut Porter or a Kona Pale Ale.