Party Pups: Asian, Spanish, and American Inspired Hot Dog Bites

These Hot Dog Bites are mini hot dogs – so that makes them perfect for summer entertaining!  Top with a variety of toppings to mix things up a bit!

Hot Dog Bites (aka Party Pups) #hebrewnational #99summerdays

I can’t believe that we are already well into the 2nd half of the summer.  The reality began to hit home for me this morning when I woke up for the gym, and it was still dark outside.  Bah!  Aside from the warmer weather and constant backyard grilling adventures, I also love the longer summer days.  And those are starting to come to an end.

But hold on, Old Man Winter…I’m not giving up on summer yet!  It’s been a great few months already, and I’m determined to make the most out of the remaining weeks!

I’ve had a busy summer full of traveling and all-around fun so far.  The past month alone has seen all sorts of traveling for me and my wife.  We went to a wedding in Charleston, SC, which was loads of fun since I grew up in Charleston, and I hadn’t been back to visit in years.  (And I also picked up some South Carolina peaches while I was there…delicious!)

Then we took a quick trip down to visit friends in Connecticut before heading over to Scotland for a week.  Scotland was an amazing country, and I would recommend a visit to anyone and everyone!  (Keep an eye out in the coming weeks as I have several new recipes planned that were inspired by the trip around Scotland…)  But now I am back home in upstate New York, and I’m ready to pack as much fun as I can into the last month or so of the summer!

Hot Dog Bites (aka Party Pups) #hebrewnational #99summerdaysSpeaking of summer fun, I couldn’t imagine summer without the grill going constantly in the backyard!  My wife and I were craving something easy and delicious last night, so I pulled out a pack of Hebrew National hot dogs, fired up the grill, and had dinner going in a flash.

Now I love a good classic American-style hot dog loaded with relish and mustard, but I wanted to mix it up a bit last night.  I decided to create a trio of internationally-inspired hot dogs…I had fun being creative with the toppings, and then I had even more fun eating the hot dogs!

And of course, the Hebrew National hot dogs made a huge difference, too.  One of the reasons I love Hebrew National hot dogs is that the franks are all-beef and don’t include any fillers or by-products.  I personally like knowing that the food I eat is all-natural and doesn’t include any artificial colors and flavors.  And on top of that, the flavor of Hebrew National hot dogs is amazing!

Hot Dog Bites (aka Party Pups) #hebrewnational #99summerdaysSince I had made three different styles of hot dogs, we decided to cut each frank in half and serve mini-hot dogs…or “Party Pups” as my wife likes to call them!  I used my go-to Homemade Hamburger Buns recipe, and just shaped the dough into smaller hot-dog shaped buns.  You could just as easily purchase a pack of hot-dog buns at the store and cut each in half, though.  I had a blast making these mini-hot dog bites!  And after tasting each one, I really have no idea which is my favorite.  The trio of toppings were: a Spanish-inspired Grilled Pineapple Salsa, an Asian-inspired Cabbage and Carrot Slaw, and an American-inspired Dill Pickle Relish + Mustard.

Hot Dog Bites (aka Party Pups) #hebrewnational #99summerdays

A Trio of Hot Dog Bites: Asian, Spanish, and American

These Hot Dog Bites are mini hot dogs - so that makes them perfect for summer entertaining!
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 15 servings
Calories: 84kcal

Ingredients

For the Hot Dogs

  • 1 pack Hebrew National hot dogs
  • 15 mini-hot dog buns either homemade or store-bought and cut in half

For the Asian Cabbage and Carrot Slaw

  • 1 cup shredded red cabbage
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • ¼ tsp sugar
  • ¼ tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp soy sauce

For the Spanish Grilled Pineapple Salsa

  • 2 pineapple rings ~1/2 cup, grilled and diced
  • 1 medium tomato diced
  • jalapeno ~1 Tbsp, seeded and diced
  • ¼ cup diced red onion
  • Tbsp chopped cilantro
  • pinch ground cumin

For the American Dill Pickle Relish + Mustard

  • 1 jar dill pickle relish
  • Yellow or spicy brown mustard

Instructions

For the Asian Cabbage and Carrot Slaw

  • Combine the shredded cabbage and carrot in a medium bowl.
  • In a small bowl, combine the rice vinegar, sugar, sesame oil, and soy sauce. Whisk lightly until mixed.
  • Add the liquid mixture to the cabbage and carrot and stir until well coated.

For the Spanish Grilled Pineapple Salsa

  • Grill the pineapple rings on high heat for about 4-5 minutes per side. Let rings cool, then dice and place in medium bowl.
  • Add tomato, jalapeno, red onion, cilantro and cumin. Mix until well combined.

To Assemble Hot Dog Bites

  • Grill Hebrew National Hot Dogs and slice each frank in half width-wise.
  • Place franks in mini-hot dog buns.
  • Top several Hot Dog Bites with either Cabbage + Carrot Slaw, Grilled Pineapple Salsa, or Dill Pickle Relish + Mustard.

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Hebrew National via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Hebrew National.

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