I used to think that hot dogs were about two things: the dog and the bun.
I’ve got the dog down. I LOVE Applegate Farms Uncured Beef Hot dogs!
At only 70 calories per hot dog, I never feel guilty eating Applegate Farms. Humanely Raised, Antibiotic and Gluten Free… they’re just plain delicious.
The second part of the equation, the bun, is a bit tougher for us gluten free folks. Luckily, there are several brands of gluten free hotdog buns on the market. My personal favorite:
Udi’s Gluten Free Classic Hot Dog Buns. Just like my hot dogs, Udi’s buns are all natural without artificial flavors, colorings, preservatives or other synthetic additives, so I don’t have to wonder about what I’m really eating.
When Udi’s asked me to write a post about grilling, I instantly thought of hot dogs. You see, I have realized that there are actually THREE PARTS to the hotdog equation: the dog, the bun, and the toppings!
Recently, we had friends over for a cook-out, and I tested my new three part equation. I offered up tons of options for folks to make all sorts of different hot dogs:
Crumbled bacon, sliced tomato, lettuce, onion, pimento cheese, cabot sharp cheddar, slaw, relish, and pickles.
Guests could make a Chicago dog, slaw dog, BLT dog, pimento cheese and bacon dog, and so many more!
My favorite combo:
BLT Hot Dog!
This combination was out of this world! I loved the crisp bacon crunch paired with the fresh lettuce and sweet tomatoes, all nestled in a soft gluten free hot dog bun.
I could have eaten five of these!
My second hot dog was a bit more simple:
Just pimento cheese. That’s it. And you know what, it was crazy delicious!
So at your next cook-out, think outside the box when it comes to hot dogs. I mean..….just look at Parrish’s plate:
He loved all the choices for toppings! And…he really loves hot dogs!
Thank you Udi’s for helping this gluten free gal grill again! I can’t wait to try new topping combinations in the future! I’m thinking about a French Onion Dip hotdog, a Jalapeno Cream Cheese hot dog, and a classic Chili Cheese dog!
Udi’s provided Gluten Hates Me with a free bag of Udi’s gluten free hot dog buns. I was not compensated, and the opinions, recipes, and LOVE for Udi’s is all my own!