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MAC 'N' CHEESE
How had we never thought of this before? Mac 'n' cheese has all the essential qualities of a topping: It's gooey, high-in-fat and improves the deliciousness of everything it touches. (Here's a recipe, but you already know what to do – smear it on your next hot dog and never look back.)
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Speaking of combining our favorite comfort foods, pizza is the inspiration for this simple hot dog recipe. Tangy tomato sauce, mozzarella and mini pepperonis (plus a buttery, garlic-y bun) transform a charred dog into an otherworldly treat.
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Diets were meant to be broken. Break yours with these Bourbon bacon hot dogs, topped with crunchy onion rings.
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Alternatively, lighten up your grilled dog with fresh basil, mozzarella, and sweet tomatoes with this Italian hot dogs. With a quick drizzle of balsamic reduction, we swear you won't miss the ketchup.
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Thousand island, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, hot dog, bun. The only five things you'll ever need. (Seriously.)
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Follow Cincinnati hotspot Senate Restaurant's lead and let tater tots take the spotlight. Sprinkle a few tots on any hot dog for extra texture and fried-flavor goodness.
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The tangy, fermented cabbage blend is essentially Korean relish, which is why it makes perfect sense on top of a hot dog. If you're brave, douse the whole thing with Korean hot mustard.
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Chop up roasted nori to sprinkle on your hot dog as a salty garnish, or completethe whole Japanese effect by adding teriyaki sauce, fried onion and mayo, too.
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TEX MEX EVERYTHING
You may want to invest in sturdier buns for this Tex-Mex inspired hot dogs, because the toppings – salsa, pinto beans, cream, cilantro, corn and diced red onion – pile up.
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HAM & CHEESE
More likely than not, you have ham, cheese, pickles, and mustard hiding somewhere in your fridge. Put those humble ingredients to transcendent use on top of a hot dog for a Cubano sandwich-inspired meal
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