Really, what better way is there to beat the dog day blues than by bringing cooking heat out of the kitchen and away from the house? Light up the barbecue for a surefire fix to summer heat.
Throwing some dogs and brats on the grill is easier than calling your local pizza joint yet another time, and it's quicker too. Plus with the endless options for dressing your dog, there really are no excuses for not getting started.
Need some inspiration? We've gathered our top 10 favorite hot dog do-overs from the What's Cookin' recipe database. The great thing about each of these combinations is the ease of swapping in new ingredients for a small change or combining two ideas for a complete hot dog makeover.
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For tips on pairing wine with your hot dog, check out 5 Great Wines for Your Weekend Cookout over on Snooth!
Hot Dogs with Cheddar and Sauteed Apples
Garlic Mojo Hot Dogs
Asian Slaw Dogs
Bacon-Wrapped Sonoran Hot Dogs
Bourbon Sausage Dogs
Manchengo Cheese and Garlic Dogs
Vegetarian Chili Dogs
Muffuletta Hot Dogs