No matter how you dress it, hot dogs are a quintessential food for any backyard barbecue. This year, we’re keeping our ketchup and mustard for the burgers and taking our dog toppings to the next level with creative add-ons like Frito pie and our own homemade aioli.
If you’re already grilling corn for your cookout, throw on a couple of extra ears to make our Goodtaste original hot dogs! Spicy, creamy and citrusy, this is one of our go-to summertime recipes. Plus, if you want a little company in the kitchen, Tanji has a step-by-step video for you to follow along with!
Since we all have a little extra time on our hands, now’s a great time to try and make a homemade aioli. Good Dog in Houston shares with us how mayonnaise’s garlicky cousin is actually pretty simple to make—the most work you’ll have to do is peeling the garlic! Slather the homemade aioli in your bun along with fresh, chunky guacamole for the perfect condiment contrast to go with the salty dog.
You’ve likely seen melty cheese and earthy mushrooms on a burger, and this recipe from Chef Rico Gomez in San Antonio took this classic pairing straight to the dogs. LA’s famous hotdog spot Pink’s—known for some interesting and celeb-crafted combos, like the Emeril Legasse Bam Dog)—has a similar dog on their menu that fans can’t get enough of, so you know they have to be good!
Us Texans love Frito pie! Gooey cheese, salty corn chips and spicy meat chili are great together but added on top of a hot dog, it’s even better. Bonus: you don’t even need a grill—in this recipe from The Salty Marshmallow the chili dogs are baked in the oven!
If you’re craving something classic but still with a bit of oomph, this Chicago Dog from Martha Stewart doesn’t disappoint! An icon on its own, it’s heartier than your standard dog. Also, it must be topped in a very specific order—Martha insists.