13 best hot dog & sausage recipes
Get creative in and outside the bun with these tasty recipes for meat lovers
The Tech Billionaire Hot Dog
Celebrate the IPO with luxury ingredients all the way, including a kobe beef hot dog, brioche bun, and decadent triple-cream cheese.
Recipe: The Tech Billionaire Hot Dog
The Cowboy Hot Dog
With a bison hot dog, crumbled bacon, shredded cheddar, and caramelized onions, this dog is brawny enough to fuel a day on the range.
Recipe: The Cowboy Hot Dog
The Backyard Farmer Hot Dog
This hot dog celebrates the homegrown, with toppings such as fresh garden veggies and an herb-laced aioli.
Recipe: The Backyard Farmer Hot Dog
The Artisan Hot Dog
A locally made nitrate-free dog, craft-beer mustard, and sauerkraut make this one conscientiously tasty combo.
Recipe: The Artisan Hot Dog
The Surfer Hot Dog
To reinvigorate you after hours of riding the waves, sink your teeth into this beef-pork dog topped with grilled shrimp, avocado, Sriracha-laced mayo, and slivered nori.
Recipe: The Surfer Hot Dog
Argentine-Style Sausage Sandwiches
For these sandwiches, Morgan Robinson, chef-owner of Smoke Open Fire Cooking in Napa, grills the sausages outside (and the cheese too, in a small cast-iron skillet). This indoor, cold-weather version is easily expanded to feed a crowd.
Wine-Glazed Sausages with Watercress Potatoes and Sauerkraut
This recipe works with nearly any sausages except super-spicy ones, which would be overpowering with the tangy sauerkraut. You can easily double the amounts here.
Chorizo with Shrimp and Toasted Pasta
In Spain and Mexico, this style of soup is called fideos (after the thin noodles used) and can be very brothy, like this version, or very dry (when it's called sopa seca). You can double this recipe, or even triple it.
Grilled Beer-cooked Sausages
Simmering these sausages in beer first makes for quick grilling. We love these smeared with coarse-grain mustard on crusty rolls. The onions take on a lot of the ale's flavor, including its slight bitterness.
Sausage with Hominy and Spinach
Cook up a complete dinner using just one pan. If you've only had hominy―big, starchy corn kernels with the hull and germ removed―in posole, you'll be amazed at how delicious and satisfying it is all on its own. Here we cook it in the seasoning left in the pan by the sausages to maximize flavor.
Recipe: Sausage with Hominy and Spinach
Merguez Sausages with Scalloped Potatoes
Creamy potatoes are a great foil for spicy sausages―and you get only one pan dirty.
Devilish Chorizo Chili with Hominy
Not only is this chili easy to make ahead, it actually improves with time. If you like your chili very spicy, add an extra teaspoon of chipotle powder. Serve it with hunks of warm cornbread.
Sausage and Bean Dutch-Oven Stew
This one-pot dish adds color and spice to your weeknight meal.
Recipe: Sausage and Bean Dutch-Oven Stew