Happy National Hot Dog Day! 11 Hot Dog Recipes That Go Way Beyond Your Average BBQ

Happy National Hot Dog Day! Yes it is really a thing, magically, and it's arguably one of the most delicious days of the year. I mean, come on — what better time for it to fall than in the middle of the summer, aka prime BBQ season? So this July 23, fire up your grills, and get ready to put everything and the kitchen sink on a hot dog. From guac to croissants, here are 11 recipes that go way beyond the backyard barbecue.

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Jalapeno Popper-Style Hot Dogs

Careful, you almost can’t see the hot dog under all this amazing-ness!

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Hawaiian Hot Dogs With Mango Salsa

A Spicy Perspective makes even a hot dog feel like a summer specialty with this tropical take.

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French Croissant Hot Dog With Crispy Bacon

Climbing Grier Mountain will give your barbecue an amazing French overhaul with this recipe.

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Loaded Cheddar Hot Dogs

If you’re looking for a dog with a little bit of everything on it, How Sweet It Is has got you (and this hot dog!) covered.

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Sriracha Guacamole Hot Dogs

Even a hot dog can have a Mexican food twist to it if you try this recipe from Damn Delicious.

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Mini Pretzel Dogs

The perfect starter for any barbecue or get together, you gotta try these baby-sized pretzel dogs by Joy the Baker.

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Cajun BLT Hot Dog With Spicy Slaw

A BLT hot dog? Your National Hot Dog Day will be unforgettable with this recipe from Climbing Grier Mountain.

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Nacho Hot Dogs

This is definitely nacho average hot dog! (I’m so sorry, I had to.)

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Summer Garden Dogs

Could this be any more summery? I don’t think so.

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Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dogs

A Cozy Kitchen takes one great thing, and makes it even better by surrounding it with bacon in this amazing recipe.

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Buffalo Hot Dogs

Basically, if it has “buffalo” in the name, I’m in.

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