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Dog Days of Summer: 5 Gourmet Hot Dog Ideas

Summer is in full throttle, which means it’s time to fire up the grill for an easy, breezy supper. Enter the beloved hot dog, the long-reigning grill favorite. Whether you choose a DLM Uncured Grass-fed Beef Hot Dog, Beeler’s Hot Dog, or the Vienna Beef Hot Dog signature to a Chicago Dog featured below, our Meat department has you covered. Now, how do you teach that same old hot dog new tricks? We’ve got 5 gourmet hot dog ideas from DLM’s Chef Carrie Walters that do just that.

The best part is that you’ll find everything you need to bring these creative hot dog recipes to life at Dorothy Lane Market, including our Bakery’s classic DLM Hot Dog Buns that are oh-so-soft and baked every day right here. So fire up the grill and dress your hot dog in new and exciting ways this summer.

1. CHICAGO DOG


DLM carries the “official brand” of Vienna Beef Hot Dogs, a Chicago staple. Top with yellow mustard, pickle relish, a dill pickle spear, chopped fresh tomatoes and onions, and a generous sprinkle of celery salt. P.S. No true Chicagoan would ever think about adding ketchup!

2. FRENCHIE DOG


Top a DLM Uncured Grass-Fed Beef Hot Dog with a thick ribbon of DLM Dijon Mustard, caramelized onions, shredded Gruyère cheese, and garnish with fresh thyme.

3. BLT DOGBLT Hot Dog


This is an instant classic with a slice of DLM Uncured Applewood-Smoked Bacon layered on top of a Hebrew National Beef Frank. Add to it crisp lettuce, ripe heirloom tomatoes, and garlic!

4. BUFFALO Hot Dog


Give this dog a generous dose of Schultz’s Gourmet Spicy Original Hot Sauce, dolloped with housemade DLM Blue Cheese Dressing, fresh chopped celery, and a smattering of blue cheese crumbles.

5. GUAC DOG


Try slathering a grilled hot dog with DLM Fresh Guacamole, housemade Pico de Gallo, a dollop of sour cream, and sliced black olives!

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