A Hot Dog Topping Bar is a crowd pleasing summertime party trick - grill up a bunch of dogs, and let your guests choose their toppings and buns - see how creative they get!
We have been grilling several times a week this summer, and loving it!
We recently had friends over for an afternoon of grilling in the sun, and I set up a fun hot dog toppings bar. We got creative and made some great tasting dogs.
The Reuben dog - homemade Thousand Island, chopped pickle, caramelized onions
This was one of my favorites. I love the pickle + onions as an alternative to sauerkraut.
Italian Parm dog - homemade mushroom marinara, (dairy free) melted mozzarella
This was Jason's idea, and wow it was a good one!
Shiitake Dog - grilled shiitake mushrooms, caramelized onions
Another favorite of mine, using my new favorite mushroom.
Cheesy Mac Dog - my (gluten and dairy free!) mac & cheese.
There's a dog in there, I promise.
Along with vegan dogs, we had gluten free buns and bun alternatives - romaine lettuce!
I know, it looks sad. It was tasty!
Other hot dog topping ideas:
caramelized onion bacon dip dog
... it is becoming evident that I may have a caramelized onion problem.
I just had to take a group photo...
Matt mmWine Horbund says
Know what I love about Florida? I can grill year round 🙂
yes, that would be nice, Matt! I know if we had a covered deck area (someday...), Jason would grill out there in the snow! 😀
What gluten free bread did you use for the bun?
I use a baguette from our local gluten free bakery, New Cascadia. I didn't include any photos of those, none of them turned out well.
Kath (My Funny Little Life) says
I must admit I'm not a hot dog fan. I think I've eaten one in my whole life - after an *extensive* (and very exhausting) shopping tour at IKEA. They offer hot dogs and other stuff at the exit, and I had one and it made me feel sick. The floppy bread, sausage, pickled cucs, and fried onions just made me crave *freshness*. Aah. Sorry to say this!
haa, you know that is totally okay, Kath! 🙂 sometimes it makes me crave that too - I love a good (vegan!) dog every now and then, but definitely can't eat like this often. and the lettuce wraps in place of buns? those were for ME! 😉 (although many enjoyed them!)
Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment on my post! Your toppings look delicious, the reuben dog is really calling to me!
the Reuben is a good one - have any leftover hot dogs? 😉