Carolina Dog: Pulled Pork with Cole Slaw North Carolina is renowned for its pulled pork and vinegary barbecue sauce. When we want to make these dogs, we make it easy by grabbing some takeout from our favorite BBQ joint then getting the grill going. Makes 8
This fresh, simple topping offers a great alternative to slaw or kraut. If you want to mimic the crunch of croutons, simply toast or grill your bun until fully crisp. To take it in a paleo direction, set aside a few whole lettuce leaves and use them as a wrap. Makes 8
Minneapolis Dog: Cheddar-Filled Hot Dog with Grilled Onions and Mustard
These are the tastiest creepy crawlies we know! Makes 32 spooky treats
Houston Dog - Chicharrones (fried pork rinds) add salty crunch to these Tex-Mex dogs.
A crunchy cabbage leaf makes a perfect gluten-free alternative to a bun. It offers plenty of space to tuck in fresh herbs, piquant pickles, and, of course, a juicy dog. Makes 8
Congratulations to our Sausage Fest Contest winner, Jennifer O. from Massachusetts, who submitted a New England recipe for her homemade baked beans with bacon … and then turn it into good ole Frank 'n' Beans! (We wouldn't get our Bostonian bean secrets from anywhere but the locals.) Serves 12
Austin Dog: Hill Country Chili with Corn Chips Frito pies are a favorite treat in and around Austin. There’s something magical that happens as the crunchy corn chips soften under the hot chili and cheese. Makes 8