25 Fabulous Street Hot Dog Recipes

From the east coast to the west coast, the United States is renowned for its hot dogs. The nation loves best street hot dog recipes, and their love of this iconic American food has spread to other countries.

In this article you get a sampling of the variations of the hot dog from different regions of the States. Try some or try them all, and enjoy!

Best Street Hot Dog Recipes: Quick Table 

RecipeCalories Per ServingTotal Preparation Time 
Gourmet Hot Dog55320 Min
NYC Hot Dog With Sabrett Onions In Sauce2310 Min
NYC Authentic Dirty Water Hot Dogs11035 Min
The Best Mexican Hot DogsN/A15 Min
Bacon Wrapped Hot DogsN/A5 Min
Chicago-Style Hot DogN/A20 Min
Bacon Wrapped Sonoran Hot DogsN/A20 Min
Colombian Hot Dogs43315 Min
Carolina Style Hot DogsN/A5 Min
Hot Dogs with Spicy Kimchi Slaw47410 Min
Korean Hot DogsN/A25 Min
Frito Pie Dogs73110 Min
Seattle Hot Dogs52810 Min
Venezuelan Street Hot DogsN/A15 Min
Big Texas Hot DogsN/A5 Min
Cuban Hot DogsN/A15 Min
The Best Hot Dog SauceN/AN/A
Tortilla Hot Dog WrapsN/A2 Min
Best Vegan Hot Dogs10015 Min
Loaded Street Hot DogsN/A10 Min
Seattle Drunk Dogs135015 Min
Chili Cheese Dog Bake7525 Min
Oven Baked Hot Dogs23010 Min
Dodger Stadium Doyer Dogs37215 Min
Homemade Corn Dogs33820 Min

1. Gourmet Hot Dogs


Gourmet hot dogs are a delicious creation made with high-quality meats, unique and flavorful toppings, and often served on artisanal buns. 

Whether you’re a fan of classic toppings like mustard and onions or more creative options like pineapple and teriyaki sauce, there’s a perfect gourmet street hot dog recipe out there for every taste bud.

This particular recipe offers a caramelized onion twist on the street food fad and is so good you’ll want seconds!

Calories Per Serving: 553

Total Preparation Time: 20 Minutes

2. New York City Hot Dog With Sabrett Onions In Sauce


This recipe for a hot dog onion sauce is a take on the popular sauce served by street vendors – Sabrett – which are iconic in New York City. Now you can make this tasty sauce in your own home.

With red pepper flakes, tomato paste, vinegar and, of course, onions, this sauce has loads of flavor.

Calories Per Serving: 23

Total Preparation Time: 10 Minutes

3. New York City Authentic Dirty Water Hot Dogs


Don’t be put off by the name, dirty water is not actually used to cook these hot dogs in. It is a mix of seasonings and broth that infuses the hot dogs with great flavor.

You can use your slow cooker to make this recipe, and invite the neighbors in to watch a football game, or just enjoy these hot dogs for a fun and tasty weeknight meal. They go great with fries or a tossed salad.

Calories Per Serving: 110

Total Preparation Time: 35 Minutes

4. The Best Mexican Hot Dogs


These hot dogs deliver on all the hot and spicy Mexican flavors you want. Complete with roasted salsa sauce, salsa verde hot sauce, red onion, cilantro and jalapenos, lime and bell pepper, these hot dogs will satisfy.

Calories Per Serving: N/A

Total Preparation Time: 15 Minutes

5. Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs


With bacon wrapped hot dogs you get two yummy meats in one. A beef weiner wrapped in a thick slice of bacon is deeelicious!

Add bell pepper, onion, jalapeno, mayo, mustard, and ketchup and you have yourself one tasty dog.

Calories Per Serving: N/A

Total Preparation Time: 5 Minutes

6. Chicago-Style Hot Dog


These Chicago-style hot dogs are stuffed with chopped tomatoes, and onions, pickle relish, spicy brown mustard, pickled hot chili peppers, and dill pickle spears. Now that’s a lot of flavor.

All-beef wieners are the way to go with these full-flavored hot dogs.

Calories Per Serving: N/A

Total Preparation Time: 20 Minutes

7. Bacon Wrapped Sonoran Hot Dogs


Light up the barbeque and grill some delicious Sonoran hot dogs. Nestled in a soft bun, these bacon wrapped hot dogs include so many super-tasty ingredients, your taste buds will be wanting more!

Avocado, lime juice, ranch-style beans, and bacon give these hot dogs their unique flavor.

Calories Per Serving: N/A

Total Preparation Time: 20 Minutes

8. Colombian Hot Dogs


If you’re looking for something a little less traditional in your hot dog, you will want to try this recipe for Colombian hot dogs. A unique mix of pineapple and cole slaw is definitely a departure from a standard hot dog with ketchup, mustard and relish.

Don’t worry, you still get your ketchup and mustard, plus you can top off your Colombian hot dog with crushed potato chips which gives extra flavor and crunch.

Calories Per Serving: 433

Total Preparation Time: 15 Minutes

9. Carolina Style Hot Dogs


If the combination of a hot dog, chili, and coleslaw sounds like heaven to you, then this is the recipe you will want to try at home.

The coleslaw has a cider vinegar dressing and the chili lends heat with red chili flakes, garlic and onion powders, and paprika and chili powder. The beef from the chili and the hot dog are excellent partners in this Carolina take on the hot dog.

Calories Per Serving: N/A

Total Preparation Time: 5 Minutes

10. Hot Dogs With Spicy Kimchi Slaw


Spicy gochujang paste and sour, salty kimchi create a dynamic flavor sensation when they form the basis for a slaw and a sauce that are paired with an all-beef hot dog.

Make the slaw a day ahead to save time. Then grill up some dogs and enjoy this unique hot dog recipe with a Korean-flavor twist.

Calories Per Serving: 474

Total Preparation Time: 10 Minutes

11. Korean Hot Dogs


This recipe for Korean hot dogs represents an extremely popular Korean street food which combines hot dogs and a breaded, deep-fried coating.

Try this recipe for something totally different from your usual hot dog. These Korean dogs make a great snack or a fun main for dinner.

Calories Per Serving: N/A

Total Preparation Time: 25 Minutes

 12. Frito Pie Dogs


Combine corn chips with chili and cheese and you have the basis for Frito pie dogs, a version of the hot dog where these delicious ingredients are spooned over a hot dog which sits snugly in its bun.

Make the chili, grate some cheese – cheddar is perfect, but you can substitute if you wish, and top off your work of art with hot jalapenos plus onions, or get creative and add your own fav toppings.

Calories Per Serving: 731

Total Preparation Time: 10 Minutes

 13. Seattle Hot Dog


In Seattle Washington, this version of the hot dog has you split open the weiner, and the bun which gets nicely toasted in the pan after you have fried the weiner. 

The toppings for this hot dog include cream cheese and fried onions. Some folks like to add a little sauerkraut for more tang, but for others the mustard and Sriracha sauce give enough of a kick.

Calories Per Serving: 528

Total Preparation Time: 10 Minutes

14. Venezuelan Street Hot Dogs


A delicious hot dog version from Venezuela calls for jumbo dogs and buns. Cabbage, chopped onions, a slathering of garlic sauce as well as salsa rosada (mayo, ketchup and Worcestershire) this hot dog has lots of flavor.

It also gets a texture kick with potato sticks sprinkled on top, yum!

Calories Per Serving: N/A

Total Preparation Time: 15 Minutes

15. Big Texas Hot Dogs


In the big state of Texas even the hot dogs are big. The flavor is too in this recipe which calls for coleslaw, and barbeque sauce.

Fire up the grill and cook some of these jumbo hot dogs for your next backyard get-together.

Calories Per Serving: N/A

Total Preparation Time: 5 Minutes

 16. Cuban Hot Dog


A Cuban hot dog uses baguette bread instead of the typical hot dog bun. A panini press gives a beautiful toasted tast and texture, as well as melting the cheese, and melding all of the flavors together.

Black Forest ham, Swiss cheese, dill pickles, mustard and mayo all combine with all-beef weiners for a super tasty hot dog!

Calories Per Serving: N/A

Total Preparation Time: 15 Minutes

17. The Best Hot Dog Sauce


This recipe for hot dog sauce is inspired by a hot dog cart in Utah. Try this combination of ingredients for your next hot dog feast. It’s super simple and you can whip it up beforehand to have at-the-ready.

All of the ingredients are things you likely have in your pantry, so what are you waiting for?

Calories Per Serving: N/A

Total Preparation Time: N/A

18. Tortilla Hot Dog Wraps


Have some fun and switch things up on hot dog night by using tortillas instead of buns. The tortillas are wrapped around the weiner and then fried to give a nice crispy texture. This recipe calls for diced red onion, and grated cheese, but feel free to add whatever your family likes on their hot dogs. 

Calories Per Serving: N/A

Total Preparation Time: 2 Minutes

19. Best Vegan Hot Dogs


If you love hot dogs but you are looking for a great alternative to meat, this is the recipe for you. Here you will learn step by step how to make vegan weiners from scratch. They’re absolutely delicious, and don’t take long to put together.

Calories Per Serving: 100

Total Preparation Time: 15 Minutes

 20. Loaded Street Hot Dogs


This delicious version of a loaded street hot dog comes from Rio de Janeiro. This hot dog gets all dressed up with bell pepper, onion, tomato, peas and corn, and topped off with a sprinkling of parmesan cheese and crispy potato sticks.

Calories Per Serving: N/A

Total Preparation Time: 10 Minutes

 21. Seattle Drunk Dogs


In this version of Seattle hot dogs, you will find the characteristic cream cheese and onions, but cooked in three cans of dark beer infuses these hot dogs with additional flavor.

Try this one out and see if you are a fan!

Calories Per Serving: 1350

Total Preparation Time: 15 Minutes

22. Chili Cheese Dog Bake


If you’re looking for an entree that is simple, tasty, and popular with the whole family, then this one-dish chili cheese dog is for you.

Buy the cans of bean-free chili to save time, and set the hot dogs, wrapped in crescent rolls, on top of the chili. Bake in the oven and dinner is ready.

Calories Per Serving: 752

Total Preparation Time: 5 Minutes

 23. Oven Baked Hot Dogs


When you want to duplicate a street cart recipe for chili cheese dogs, but you don’t have a grill, and the oven is just easy, then turn to this recipe for amazing chili cheese dogs that your family will love.

Mayo, mustard and relish line the buns, then you pop the hot dog in, and top with chili, onion and cheese.

Calories Per Serving: 230

Total Preparation Time: 10 Minutes

 24. Dodger Stadium Doyer Dogs


Like the song says, “take me out to the ball game” and these Dodger Stadium dogs will do that with tons of flavor.

These dogs get baked in the oven and filled with ingredients like beer braised beanless chili and pico de gallo, sour cream and jalapenos, oh and there’s also beer cheese fondue. 

Calories Per Serving: 372

Total Preparation Time: 15 Minutes

 25. Homemade Corn Dog Recipe


In this recipe for the ever-popular corn dog, hot dogs are put on a skewer, then dipped in a cornmeal batter, and deep-fried. 

This is a simple recipe with standard ingredients that will become a favorite household recipe.

Make these corn dogs for lunch, or a snack.

Calories Per Serving: 338

Total Preparation Time: 20 Minutes

25 Fabulous Street Hot Dog Recipes

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