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
Houston Dog - Chicharrones (fried pork rinds) add salty crunch to these Tex-Mex dogs.
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
Based on the famous dogs served at DC haunt Ben’s Chili Bowl, this version is loaded with beef chili, mustard and plenty of chopped onions. 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
Spicy fermented cabbage, a smear of Sriracha mayo—yes, this dog is for people who crave flavor and heat. Makes 8
A cool green salsa made from tomatillos cuts the richness of this Sonoran-inspired bacon-wrapped 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