Here in Florida we are in the midst of the dog days of Summer. 95 degree days make it hard to believe that in less than a month it will be September and we’ll be trading pumpkin recipes and craving Fall flavors. But for now I’m still savoring fresh Summer flavors, as well as some of my favorite Summer comfort foods.
Applegate is currently running a Get Out On Grass campaign, where they’re encouraging people to get outside and enjoy the outdoors, just like their cows! In celebration of this campaign I received their Get Out On Grass kit, which included packs of their 100% grass-fed beef hot dogs, Vermont bread potato hot dog buns, Sir Kensington’s ketchup and mustard, and some Applegate goodies. I’m always excited to receive an Applegate package. I love that their products are made with minimal ingredients and taste great to boot!
When I received Applegate’s hot dogs I wanted to go beyond the usual suspects when it came to toppings. So I experimented a bit and came up with two fun (and yummy!) recipes.
The first is what I call the Spicy Southern.
Pimento cheese and pickled okra give a nice bite and kick.
The second is a Bacon BBQ dog.
Smokey bacon jam, crispy fried onions and a drizzle of sweet BBQ sauce give the dog a pow of flavor and crunch.
What kind of fun toppings do you put on your hot dogs? I hope if it’s not 95 degrees where you are that you’re enjoying this last month of Summer and that you Get Out On Grass!