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FOOD FUN: Italian Hot Dogs Recipe With Your Frank Of Choice

[1] Hot dogs, Italian style (photo © Jennie-O).

Jar of DeLallo pesto sauce
[2] You can make pesto from scratch with this recipe, or buy a jar (photo © DeLallo).

  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 target=”_blank”>Jennie-O, maker of turkey franks.

Prep time is under 15 minutes, total time is 30 minutes. The recipe follows.

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Ingredients For 4 Servings

  • 4 turkey franks (or frank of choice)
  • 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

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

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

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

  • February, second full week: National Kraut & Frankfurter Week
  • March, third Saturday: National Corn Dog Day
  • April 24th: National Pigs In Blankets Day [aka Pigs In A Blanket Day]
  • July: National Hot Dog Month
  • July 13th: National ‘n’ Franks Day
  • July, third Wednesday: National Hot Dog Day
  • July, last Thursday: National Chili Dig Day
  • October: National Sausage Month
  • November 3rd: National Sandwich Day*

  • May, last Monday: Memorial Day
  • July 4th: Independence Day
  • August 3rd: National Mustard Day
  • August 16th: National Bratwurst Day
  • September, first Monday: Labor Day
    *Hot dogs and hamburgers are both sandwiches: meat in a roll.

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