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The Tumbleweed Dog Organic Hot Dog

After you’re done eating this recipe, you’d be ready to up root and tumble away in the wind! Our antibiotic-free hot dogs that don’t have any fillers and are only made with whole muscle meat will surely have you tumbling back for more!



  1. Cook a pot of chili con carne and some baked beans ahead of time.
  2. Grate a bowl full of Applegate Naturals® Extra Sharp Aged Cheddar Cheese
  3. Fry up bell peppers and Applegate Organics® Hot Dogs and onions
  4. Simmer sauerkraut with caraway seeds.
  5. Make a batch of tender home fries.
  6. Crisp-fry some sweet onion rings.
  7. Set out all the food on one big table and let your friends and family help themselves - topping their hot dogs just the way they like.
  8. Pour some tangy smoky BBQ sauce (2 - 3 tablespoons) on your dog then pile crisp-fried sweet onion rings (about 1/4 cup; see recipe below) on top.

Crisp Fried Sweet Onion Rings
Makes 4 - 6 cups

  1. Peel 2 large sweet yellow onions (such as Vidalias or Texas Sweets), slice crosswise into medium-thick rounds, and separate all the rounds into individual rings.
  2. Put 2 cups all-purpose flour into a large bowl and season with one tablespoon salt and one tablespoon cayenne.
  3. Dredge the onion rings in the seasoned flour and set aside.
  4. Working in batches to avoid crowding the skillet, fry the onion rings in a large deep skillet of hot vegetable oil over medium-high heat, turning them as they brown, until golden and crisp, 3 - 5 minutes per batch.
  5. Drain the onion rings on paper towels and season to your taste with salt while still warm.

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