Mac and Cheese Top Dogs

Preparation
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5

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Total Time
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25

minutes

Serves
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4

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  • Ingredients

  • Preparation

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook for 10 minutes. Reserve 1 cup cooking water, then drain.
  2. Melt the butter in a medium pan.
  3. Whisk in the flour under low heat and cook, whisking until the flour is lightly toasted.
  4. Whisk in the milk and reserved pasta water and cook until slightly thickened.
  5. Add the cheeses and whisk until creamy.
  6. Stir the pasta into the cheese sauce. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Cook the Hotdogs as per cooking instructions on the package.
  8. Combine the sandwich by adding 2 tablespoons on Macaroni and cheese to the hotdog bun topped with ML top dogs.
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Mac and cheese can be mixed with bacon.
Garnish with chopped chives or Parsley.

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Witch’s Broomstick Dog

Preparation
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10

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Total Time
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20

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Serves
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10

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  • Ingredients

  • Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Cut each hot dog in half, crosswise.
  3. Fray the bottom of the hot dog by cutting each half into 3-4 strips, being careful not to cut all the way through.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes or until the hot dog starts to curl slightly.
  5. Let cool slightly. Insert a pretzel stick into each hot dog before serving.
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Make this recipe extra spooky by adding some Spooky Spider Dogs or Spooktacular Mummy Dogs.

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Hummus Dogwrap

Preparation
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5

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Total Time
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10

minutes

Serves
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4

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  • Ingredients

  • Preparation

  1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  2. Lay tortillas on a clean surface and spread hummus onto each one. Place tomato, lettuce, avocado, and cheese over top.
  3. Grill hot dogs, turning frequently until an internal temperature of 165°F is reached.
  4. Place two hot dogs overtop each of the tortillas. Fold in ends of tortilla and roll tightly.
  5. Place tortilla seam side down onto grill for 1-2 minutes. Turn and grill for 1-2 minutes longer or until browned.
  6. Slice in half and serve immediately.
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Sides – boiled eggs, grilled eggplant, grilled tomatoes.
Use the remaining Maple Leaf® Natural Top Dogs™ to create similar sandwiches.

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Breakfast Dog Sandwich

Preparation
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5

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Total Time
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10

minutes

Serves
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4

Portions

  • Ingredients

  • Preparation

  • 4Maple Leaf® Natural Top Dogs™ BBQ Format – sliced in half
  • 4hot dog buns, split in half
  • 4medium eggs
  • 2tbsp mayonnaise
  • 2tbsp ketchup
  • 1cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1cup spinach
  • 2medium tomatoes, sliced
  • 1tbsp vegetable oil
  1. Scramble and cook 4 medium eggs, set aside.
  2. Add a tablespoon of oil into a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Fry Maple Leaf® Natural Top Dogs™ for about 1 to 1 ½ minutes, turning frequently.
  4. Toast hot dog buns and spread ketchup and mayonnaise onto either side of the bun. Add spinach and sliced tomatoes if desired.
  5. Slice Maple Leaf® Natural Top Dogs™ vertically. Lay open face on one half of toasted bun.
  6. Spoon scrambled eggs onto bun and sprinkle cheese over top. Top with other half of bun.
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Serve with a side of fruit salad or tater tots.

Remaining hot dogs in the Maple Leaf® Natural Top Dogs™ BBQ Format package can be used to create more Breakfast Dog Sandwiches!

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BBQ Top Dog Tacos

Preparation
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10

Minutes

Total Time
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20

minutes

Serves
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6

Portions

  • Ingredients

  • Preparation

  • 6Maple Leaf® Natural Top Dogs™
  • 6stand and stuff taco shells
  • 1cup lettuce, shredded
  • 1cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • ¼cup tomato salsa
  1. Preheat BBQ to 350 F.
  2. Turn off one side of the bbq and place the taco shells on indirect heat.
  3. Add half the cheese to the tacos and cook until the cheese has melted.
  4. While the cheese is melting, cook the hot dogs on other half of grill according to package instructions.
  5. Place the cooked hot dogs into the taco shells and top with the remaining cheese. 
  6. Cook the taco for 2 to 3 more minutes until the cheese has melted.
  7. Top tacos with lettuce and salsa and serve.
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Top the tacos with your favorite garnishes such as guacamole, sour cream, hot sauce etc…

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Spooky Spider Dogs

Preparation
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10

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Total Time
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25

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Serves
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10

Portions

  • Ingredients

  • Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Working on a clean surface unroll dough and cut at each perforated slice. You should have 6 slices. Cut each slice in half to make 12.
  3. Cut the ends of each hot dog into quarter strips leaving about and inch in the middle.
  4. Wrap dough onto center of each hot dog and using your fingers slightly cinch in the dough towards the middle.
  5. Discard remaining dough or use to roll into small dough balls to make eyes to place onto each “spider dog”.
  6. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until dough is cooked through and golden brown and hot dog “legs” have started to curl slightly.
  7. Make spider faces on dough using a combination of ketchup, mustard or BBQ sauce.
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Check out our Spooktacular Mummy Dogs recipe dogs and make a combination of “Spiders” and “Mummy” Dogs for hosting a
party.

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Gourmet Top Dog Toppers

Preparation
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10

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Total Time
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20

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Serves
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6

hot dogs

  • Ingredients

  • Preparation

  • 1375 gram package Maple Leaf Top Dogs, BBQ format
  • 6hot dog buns, top split
  • Summer Fresh Tomato Cucumber Salsa:
  • 5heaping tbsp cherry tomatoes, finely diced
  • 3tbsp cucumber, finely diced
  • 1tbsp red onion, finely diced
  • 1tsp flat leaf parsley, minced
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Hawaiian Pineapple Topper:
  • 1cup grilled pineapple, small dice
  • 2tsp green onion, finely chopped
  • 6slices Maple Leaf Ready Crisp Bacon, cooked per package direction and chopped
  • Lime, optional
  • Grilled Corn Relish:
  • 1cup grilled corn
  • 2tbsp red pepper, finely diced
  • 1tbsp green pepper, finely diced
  • 1tbsp honey mustard, prepared
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  1. Summer Fresh Tomato Cucumber Salsa:
    1. Mix all ingredients in a small bowl and refrigerate until ready to use.
  2. Hawaiian Pineapple Topper:
    1. Mix pineapple, onion and lime if using in a small bowl.
    2. Spoon onto each hot dog and divide and sprinkle bacon over top
  3. Grilled Corn Relish:
    1. Mix all ingredients together into a small bowl and refrigerate until ready to use.
  4. Preheat grill to medium high heat.
  5. Grill hot dogs per package directions
  6. Place each hot dog onto bun and add your favorite Maple Leaf inspired topping! Serve immediately.
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Toast buns if desired. Make ahead alert! Make your favorite topping and keep in an airtight container for 1 to 2 days in advance.

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Everything Bagel Hot Dog Twister

Preparation
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5

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Total Time
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18-20

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Serves
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8

servings

  • Ingredients

  • Preparation

  1.  Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Unroll crescent dough onto a cutting board. Carefully tear at perforated cut into 4 large squares of dough. Using your fingers cinch the perforation cutting diagonal with each square of dough. Cut each square lengthwise. You should have 8 strips of seamless dough. 
  3. Twist each piece of dough around each hot dog.
  4. Place seasoning on to a large plate. Roll each hot dog into the seasoning pressing down gently so it adheres to the dough. Place each coated hot dog onto prepared baking sheet.
  5. Bake in oven for 12 to 14 minutes or until golden brown and hot dog cooked through to an internal temperature of 165 degrees.
  6. Serve immediately with a side of mustard or ketchup to dip.

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Summer Family BBQ “Top” your Dog your way

Preparation
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5

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Total Time
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15

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Serves
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12

hot dogs

  • Ingredients

  • Preparation

  1.  Heat grill and cook hot dogs per package directions
  2. Create your topping tin by including the above ingredients into the muffin cups. Use one side for the kids and the other for the adults!
  3. Place hot dogs into buns and “top it your way”

**Stylist tips**

Add grill marks.

Suggestion to use La Fournee Doree top split brioche hot dog buns. They are great for the length of the hot dog.

Style one hot dog dressed as a suggestion and keep the others plain.

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A muffin tin a smart and convenient way to serve your pickiest guests with an assortment of options! Try using your favorite toppings!

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