9 Gourmet Hot Dogs Made to Impress for Your Fourth of July Cookout

Hot dogs have transformed from a quick microwave meal to full-on delectable experience.

The hot dog has gotten a serious boost over the years. What happened to forking some holes in a hot dog, tossing it in the microwave, and smothering it in mustard? I'll tell you what happened: wondrousness. Amazingness. The best thing. Hot dogs have transformed from a quick microwave meal to full-on delectable experience. Gourmet hot dogs are here to stay, and I am certainly not complaining about it.

The best thing about gourmet hot dogs is they're easy to make: cook up those hot dogs and pull out all of your favorite toppings. Grilled dogs become Frito Pie dogs when you smother it in a bowl of Texas Chili. Can't decide between nachos and hot dogs for dinner? Pull out the cheese sauce and make a nacho dog! Watching the baseball game? Make up some Chicago dogs and feel like you're at the ballpark.

No matter what you do, loading it up with toppings just makes these the best hot dogs you've ever had. While there are 101 ways to make gourmet hot dogs, we have some unique combinations that will take your picnic game to the next level. The hot dog recipes from Personal Creations are sure to spice up your Fourth of July picnic.

Breakfast: Bacon-wrapped dog with scrambled eggs, American cheese, Sriracha, and chives, served on a King's Hawaiian bun.

Tijuana Dog: Bacon-wrapped dog, onions, pickled jalapenos, tomatoes, and a helping of crema.

Japanese: Kewpie Japanese-style mayo, grated daikon, and dried seaweed.

Streetcorn: Roasted corn, Cotija cheese, lime juice, tajin powder, and salt all served on a buttered bun.

BLT: Bacon-wrapped dog, shredded romaine lettuce, tomatoes, and mayo served in a buttered bun.

Vietnamese: Pickled daikon and carrots, mayo, cilantro, cucumber, and jalapeno.

Animal Style: American cheese, grilled onions, and thousand island dressing.

Coney Island: Chili, grated cheese, and onions on a Nathan's hot dog.

Reuben: Pastrami, sauerkraut, swiss cheese, and thousand island dressing on a King's Hawaiian bun.

What do you think about the selection of hot dog toppings? Is the Coney Island combination chili dog enough to satisfy your cravings?

Did the Streetcorn do justice to your favorite brand of grilled hot dogs? Did the Reuben make you feel like you're in New York City deli?

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