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Texas BBQ Dog {Recipe}

Texas BBQ Dog recipe from Haute Dogs: Recipes for Delicious Hot Dogs, Buns, and Condiments

Texas BBQ Dog recipe

Texas BBQ Dog

Author Russell van Kraayenburg {Chasing Delicious}:

Consider yourself warned: this hot dog takes all day to make (though technically it is not the dog but the pulled-pork topping that is so time-consuming). But since you can make it all on the grill, this recipe is the perfect excuse to spend a long summer day outside.* As for the precise pedigree of this loaded BBQ dog—who knows? But find me a hole-in-the-wall BBQ joint in the South that doesn’t serve something like this and I’d be surprised. For the style of barbecue, I took a cue from my home state, where the focus is always on the meat and never on the sauce or sides.

*C&B&R note: Or a beautiful winter day outside, depending on where you live. And if you want to cheat (I won’t tell!), you can buy some pulled pork from your favorite BBQ joint.

Cooks&Books&Recipes {Dee}:

My favorite thing about this recipe — other than that it’s a recipe for a hot dog! — is that each of the five ingredients can be either made from scratch or store-bought. So depending on your mood or your time available or your ingredients already in the kitchen, this can go from complete gourmet to complete pick-up-from-your-fave-BBQ and just LOOK gourmet. Or you can choose something in the middle, depending on whether your cooking strengths lie with breads (homemade buns) and/or with grilling (pulled pork) and/or with sausage making and/or with sauces/sides. It’s all up to you. This is my kinda dish.

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Haute Dogs: Recipes for Delicious Hot Dogs, Buns, and Condiments

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Texas BBQ Dog

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Place of Origin: Southern United States

Other Names: BBQ Dog, Loaded Dog


Pulled Pork

Texas BBQ Sauce

Baked beans

Classic bun

American beef sausage


Prep: Make pulled pork and Texas barbecue sauce, if using homemade. Make baked beans according to the package instructions and keep warm.

Assembly: Get out a classic bun. Grill an American beef sausage and toast the bun on the grill. Place the sausage in the bun and top with a heaping pile of pulled pork and a pile of baked beans. Serve with barbecue sauce.

Kitchen Notes: Pulled pork takes the better part of a day to cook, so plan ahead. Texas-style barbecue sauce is available at most grocery stores. American beef sausage, sometimes called farmer’s beef sausage, is heavily seasoned and often has a pungent garlic flavor that pairs well with pulled pork and barbecue sauce.

Mind Your Bs and Qs: Texas barbecue is all about the meat. Though Texans love beef, we’re not opposed to throwing in some pork, lamb, and chicken. Unless you’re serving up hot dogs, the sauce is always served on the side, not on the meat.

© 2014 Russell van Kraayenburg

Reprinted with permission from Haute Dogs: Recipes for Delicious Hot Dogs, Buns, and Condiments, by Russell van Kraayenburg (Quirk Books)

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