Gourmet Gluten Free Hot Dogs

Written by Todd

Topics: Dinner, Lunch, Meats

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Gluten Free Hot Dog

Recently Shani and I were on a long layover in Chicago and I had the opportunity to have a Vienna Beef style hot dog and man was it good!  I probably hadn’t had one since high school and had forgotten how good these hot dogs are. Then I was reading an issue of Sunset Magazine and they had some very interesting toppings for the hot dogs featured, piquing my culinary interests.  There are so many creative ways to top a hot dog!  And as it turns out, according to the Vienna Beef site, July is National Hot Dog month. So here we have a gourmet gluten free chicken hot dog (actually a sausage, but who’s keeping track?) just in time for the 4th of July!

Ingredients Used:

  • Udi’s Gluten Free Soft and Delicious Classic Hot Dog Buns
  • Trader Joe’s Smoked, Apple Chardonnay Chicken Sausage – any hot dog or sausage will do!
  • Trader Joe’s Uncured Turkey Bacon
  • Trader Joe’s Reduced Fat Mayonnaise
  • Diced Roma Tomatoes
  • Caramelized Red Onion
  • Trader Joe’s TJ’s Bold & Smoky Kansas City Style Barbecue Sauce
  • Trader Joe’s Deli Style Spicy Brown Mustard
  • Trader Joe’s Quattro Formaggio

Gluten Free Hot Dog 2Inspired by the June 2012 issue of Sunset magazine, I decided to make my own gluten free and beef free version of The Cowboy hotdog.  Now that Trader Joe’s is carrying the Udi brand of gluten free bread products, this task became a whole lot easier!

To start, I sliced some red onion and caramelized it.  While that was going on, I diced some Roma tomatoes and put the chicken sausages into the toaster oven on broil.  I like a little crispness on the hotdog buns, so I toasted them up as well.  We always have cooked turkey bacon in the fridge, so I diced up some of that too.  Obviously, if you don’t have any cooked bacon on hand, you will need to cook up some bacon first.

Once the onions are caramelized and the sausage is done, put some mayo, mustard and bbq sauce on the bun, add the sausage and top with onion, tomato, bacon and quattro formaggio.  Enjoy!


What are your favorite ways to top a dog?

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  1. Pam says:

    I bet this would also taste great on a baked potato. Don’t care to much for the buns but I will definitely try on a potato.

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