Recipes, Etc.

Let us salute the XXXI Summer Olympiad from Rio de Janeiro with the versatility of global toppings for the All American hot dog in commemoration of our USA Summer Olympians. After grilling your hot dogs, use the following toppings to make your hot dog on the bun to stay in theme with this year’s Summer Olympics.

ALL AMERICAN Spoon on warm chili, finely shredded sharp cheddar and canned crispy fried onions. Or, top with barbecue sauce, pulled pork and coleslaw. GERMAN Top with German mustard, sauerkraut and pretzels. KOREAN Combine l/2 cup of water, 1/2 cup of white wine vinegar, 1/4 cup of sugar and l/2 tsp salt. Bring to a boil. Remove from the heat and cool. Pour over 1 English cucumber and refrigerate at least 2 hours. Scatter cucumbers on the hot dog and finish with sriracha. CAPRESE Layer sliced Roma tomatoes and fresh mozzarella along the inside of a hot dog bun. Garnish with chopped fresh basil. CARIBBEAN Combine 1 finely diced mango, 1/2 cup each roughly chopped cilantro and diced red onion. 1 sliced birds-eye chile, 4 tsp lime juice and a pinch of salt. Spoon onto hot dogs. BLT Wrap one sliced smoke bacon around each hot dog. Broil 8 minutes, turning once, until cooked and crisp. Top with chopped cherry tomatoes and romaine, finish with mayo. THAI Top with peanut sauce, finely chopped carrots and cilantro.

Etc. — Enjoy these world class toppings and GOOD LUCK TO OUR TEAM USA AT THE 2016 SUMMER OLYMPICS!

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