5 Gourmet Ways to Dress your Hot Dog - Certified Hereford Beef

5 Gourmet Ways to Dress your Hot Dog

5 Gourmet Ways to Dress your Hot Dog

Growing up, my childhood was filled with baseball and hot dogs. We would load up our gear, head to the little league park and make our first stop at the concession stand for a good ol’ American hot dog.

I loved all hot dogs as a child, but now that I have grown up and refined my taste buds, not just any hot dog will do. Enter the Certified Hereford Beef hot dog!

What is so great about the Certified Hereford Beef hot dog, you may ask? This all-beef hot dog has an amazing bite, and the beef used to make the frank must meet 10 science-based specifications to ensure consistency and quality. This hot dog has a rich, beefy flavor and texture that I’ve yet to find in any other dog on the market. Simply put, it’s the best one out there.

There are hundreds of gourmet ways to dress up your beef frank, but for a truly great eating experience, you must start with a great foundation. When you begin building your hot dog with Certified Hereford Beef, you have the best start there is.

Personally, I enjoy my beef frank on a fresh bun and topped with dill relish, mustard, and shredded cheddar cheese. However, the beautiful thing about hot dogs is the many ways to customize your ‘dog’ uniquely to you!

While you are planning your next cook-out or hot menu item for the summer– take these gourmet Certified Hereford Beef hot dog variations into consideration. They are kid-friendly, adult-approved and out of this world delicious!

Mac and Cheese Dog:

The classic hot dog loaded down with mac-n-cheese infused with bacon crumbles. This hot dog takes two childhood favorites and creates one indulge-worthy meal!

Mac and cheese dog

Reuben Dog:

Top your dog with crumbled Certified Hereford Beef pastrami, dijon mustard and fresh herbs for a deli-style spin on the classic hot dog.

rebuen hot dog

Hot Dog topped with pastrami, dijon mustard and fresh herbs


Who doesn’t love a good chili dog? There’s nothing better than an all-beef frank topped with more beef in the form of your favorite chili recipe. Don’t forget the cheese!

Chili Dog

Chili covered hot dog

Tex-Mex Dog:

Calling all spice lovers! This one is for you. Top your gourmet hot dog with fresh guacamole, pico de gallo and sliced jalapeños for a little kick of heat.

Tex Mex Hot Dog

Hot dog with guacamole, pico de gallo and jalapeños

Taco Dog:

This is one of the less-traditional hot dog variations that can still pack a big punch! Instead of a hot dog bun, opt for placing a beef frank in a hard taco shell and topping it with ground taco beef, cheese and your choice of Mexican-style toppings. Different? Yes. Delicious? You bet!

Taco Hot Dog

Taco Hot Dog

If you liked these hot dog ideas, check out our ideas to creating Halloween treats with beef!