The hot dog has been known by many names over the years: frankfurters, franks, wieners, and dogs.  But don’t be fooled by diminutive nicknames like ‘weenie’, these awesome upgraded hot dog recipes are hearty, hefty, and perfect for an outdoor cook-out!  Try out any and all of these fantastic franks for dinner this summer.

Grilled Hot Dogs with Sauerkraut from Serious Eats, Photo by J. Kenji Lopez-Alt

Grilled Hot Dogs with Sauerkraut from Serious Eats, Photo by J. Kenji Lopez-Alt

Hawaiian Hot Dogs with Mango Salsa and Pineapple Mustard from A Spicy Perspective

Hawaiian Hot Dogs with Mango Salsa and Pineapple Mustard from A Spicy Perspective

Loaded Cheddar Hot Dogs from How Sweet It Is

Loaded Cheddar Hot Dogs from How Sweet It Is

Pepper Dogs with Smoked Bacon and Vidalia Onion Marmalade from The Kitchn

Pepper Dogs with Smoked Bacon and Vidalia Onion Marmalade from The Kitchn

Banh Mi Hot Dogs from Big Girl Small Kitchen

Banh Mi Hot Dogs from Big Girl Small Kitchen

Chipotle Chili Cheese Dogs from Food Network

Chipotle Chili Cheese Dogs from Food Network

Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs from Foodcom

Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs from Food.com

Hot Dogs with Pineapple Bacon Relish from Simply Recipes

Hot Dogs with Pineapple Bacon Relish from Simply Recipes

Brooklyn's Corniest Hot Dogs from Food Network

Brooklyn's Corniest Hot Dogs from Food Network

The Chicago Hot Dog from Food52, Photo by Lighter and Local

The Chicago Hot Dog from Food52, Photo by Lighter and Local

'Bulldog' Chili Dogs from Martha Stewart Bulldog' Chili Dogs from Martha Stewart

The Cowboy Hot Dog from My Recipes, Photo by Annabelle Breakey

The Cowboy Hot Dog from My Recipes, Photo by Annabelle Breakey

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