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Cajun Andouille Hot Dog – Hot Dog Week

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How to Top a Hot Dog

Step 1) Top it with so much stuff you can’t actually see the dog anymore.

Step 2) Devour. 

It’s really pretty self explanitory and something we live for during the summer! Grilling season is quite possibly the best past about summer, don’t you agree? The combinations are endless, they are always amazing, especially when you’ve been out and about all day and your reward at the end of a long day of playing is a cold drink and a loaded up to high heaven dog. There is no such thing as a bad dog. Hot dog, that is.

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I’ve spent hours dreaming up all of these hot dogs combos, trying to come up with some fun new creations for you all to try this summer – and this week we’re celebrating the Hot Dog, in all its tubular glory. And no, we’re not just limiting it to the frank outta-the-package-dog – we’re going cray cray – starting today with an andouille sausage dog. Don’t worry there will be beef dogs and bockwursts to be had. 

There are too many possibilties and combinations to count!

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I have a serious travel bug. I love to travel, but there are so many places I haven’t had the chance to go to yet, I try and live vicariously through my food. New Orleans is one of those places I have yet to visit. I’ve always wanted to go there. It probably had to do with watching The Real World and thinking it was like the mecca of fun. Watching the Real World also made me want to live in a massive 8 room “bungalow” on the beaches of Hawai’i, but I digress.

The history, culture, the jazz and the food are all the top reasons why I want to go to NOLA. I want to tour the old cemeteries, see who lived in that place, who helped build that culture, one jazz song at a time. Listent to a haunting durge come out from betwixt the crypts. I know it all sounds so haunting and eerie, but it intrigues me. Then I will go wash it all down with a beignet and mint julep. Sounds like a great vacation, don’t you agree?

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But when you’re down south the other thing you can’t pass up is the gumbo. Rich, flavorful, teeming with eons of batches made with love and care and hours of toiling over a hot stove to obtain the perfect roux. It’s bound tobe heavenly. So in the spirit of cajuns everywhere, we pulled out some of those key flavors, topped them on an andouille dog and topped it with a little Cracker Barrel Cheese.

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Just like the cajun traditions, Cracker Barrel has a rich and flavorful history. You can’t deny that gumbo recipes passed down through generations and Cracker Barrel cheese have a common bond – their heritage. Each one prides itself on the batches made before it, and they both remain a constant source of pride and homey comfort for anyone who enjoys them.

On top of this dog, you’ve got a little bit of everything from Chiptole mayonaise, to the southern spice of a perfectly grilled Andouille dog, roasted red peppers, finely chopped celery, bell peppers, a little salsa for additional spice and pickled jalapenos for an extra kick. Topped with a little Aged Reserve Crakcer Barrel cheese on top – and you’re off to the races.

What better way to celebrate our country this 4th of July than with a travel through food and grilling.  

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Cajun Andouille Dog

Yield: 4

Prep Time: 20 Minutes

Cook Time: 15 Minutes

Total Time: 35 Minutes

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Ingredients:

4 Hot Dog Buns
4 Andouille Sausages
1 cup Celery, finely chopped
1/2 cup Green Bell Peppers, Chopped
1/2 cup Roasted Red Bell Pepper, chopped
1/4 cup Red Onion, chopped
1 jar Pickled Jalapeno Slices
1 cup White Cheddar Cheese

Directions:

Preheat grill. Cook andouille sausages until heated through. Remove from grill, cover and let rest.
Toast hot dog buns until golden brown. Top bun with Andouille sausage. Divide celery, green bell peppers, roasted red bell pepper, red onion, red onion and jalapenos amongst the four sausages. Top with shredded white cheddar cheese. Devour immediately.

   

27 Responses to “Cajun Andouille Hot Dog – Hot Dog Week”

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    Sheila — June 24, 2013 @ 7:10 am

    Oh I do agree toppings toppings and more toppings…this dog looks amazing!

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    Julia {The Roasted Root} — June 24, 2013 @ 7:11 am

    Ohhhhh I couldn’t be more excited about hot dog week! How about hot dog month?? I love churched up hot dogs and this one has all sorts of tasty add-ons! Can’t wait to see what’s up next!

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    val — June 24, 2013 @ 7:16 am

    Hello Summer Yummy Recipe!

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    Karly — June 24, 2013 @ 7:21 am

    I love this so hard, it almost hurts.

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    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — June 24, 2013 @ 7:29 am

    I love a good spicy wiener! :)

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    Kathryn — June 24, 2013 @ 7:43 am

    Confession time…I don’t think I’ve ever eaten a hot dog. I am *so* excited for this recipe.

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    Bev @ Bev Cooks — June 24, 2013 @ 7:43 am

    Um, YES.

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    Erika — June 24, 2013 @ 8:00 am

    Dying…seriously.. These look insane!

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    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — June 24, 2013 @ 8:05 am

    Oh my gosh I know I’m going to love this hot dog week thing!

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    Des @ Life's Ambrosia — June 24, 2013 @ 8:13 am

    Holy Moly. I’m coming over right now and you’ll make these for me. Who cares that it’s 8:15 in the morning?!

    • Megan replied: — June 24th, 2013 @ 8:22 am

      Fer you? Anythang!! As long as that cute munchkin of a kid comes w you. Huck would love a kid to slobber over!

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    Tieghan — June 24, 2013 @ 8:27 am

    YES! Everything about these is one fat YES!

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    Marie @ Little Kitchie — June 24, 2013 @ 8:30 am

    Woohoo for Hot Dog Week!! And you’re starting with a bang here – looks delicious!! P.S. Dying laughing at the phrase “in all its tubular glory”! Haha!

    • Megan replied: — June 24th, 2013 @ 9:13 am

      Haha I was so hoping someone would pick up on that!! Haha

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    Carla @ Carlas Confections — June 24, 2013 @ 9:30 am

    Mmmmm I love hot dogs!! Bring on hot dog week!

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    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — June 24, 2013 @ 10:04 am

    HOT DOG WEEK? Ohmahgoshyes.

    P.S. “tubular glory” <– FAVORITE. :)

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    Valerie | From Valerie's Kitchen — June 24, 2013 @ 10:07 am

    Every time I ask my husband what he’d like on the menu for the week he says “hot dogs”… no joke. He’ll be mighty happy to find out about hot dog week :) These are incredible!

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    Jennifer @ Not Your Momma's Cookie — June 24, 2013 @ 1:17 pm

    These sound amazing! I went to NOLA in high school on a band (!!!) trip. It was a shame to go as a kid since I didn’t really get to experience the city. It seems like a fabulous place!

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    cassie — June 24, 2013 @ 2:03 pm

    Um. Hot dog week? You are my HERO!

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    Aggie — June 24, 2013 @ 2:35 pm

    Goodness gracious girl, hard to pass up a loaded dog like this!! Looks fantastic!

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — June 24, 2013 @ 3:03 pm

    Good lordy does that look like a big pile of manly scrumptiousness! I want one! Or five…

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    Nutmeg Nanny — June 27, 2013 @ 7:50 am

    Oh goodness, this looks dreamy :) I love this and so would my husband!

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