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FOOD FUN: Italian Hot Dogs

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Hot dogs, Italian style. Photo courtesy
Jennie-O.

  What do you like on your hot dog? Pickle relish and onions? Sauerkraut? Chili?

How about marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese and pesto?

That’s the suggestion from Jennie-O, maker of turkey franks.

Prep time is under 15 minutes, total time is 30 minutes.

RECIPE: ITALIAN HOT DOGS

Ingredients For 4 Servings

  • 4 turkey franks
  • 4 hot dog buns, split
  • ½ cup marinara sauce
  • ½ ball (8 ounces) fresh mozzarella cheese, torn
  • ½ cup roasted red bell peppers strips
  • 1/3 cup basil pesto
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    Preparation

    1. PREPARE grill for medium heat. Grill franks according to package direction.

    2. GRILL buns, cut side down, until golden brown. Spread inside buns with marinara sauce. Add mozzarella and bell peppers. Place on grill, close lid.

    3. GRILL 2 minutes or until cheese is melted. Remove from grill. Add franks. Top with pesto.
     
    Perhaps you should serve these with a glass of Chianti instead of a beer?
     
    MORE HOT DOG RECIPES

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  • Gourmet Hot Dog Recipes, Part 2
  • Bacon Cheese Hot Dogs Recipe
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