Now that August is here, it is time for hot dog dinner part II. Only one more month of acceptable hot dog eating! ;)

Remember the tijuana dogs? They were amazing, but when I saw this recipe inspiration, for a fresher, dare I say lighter, hot dog I knew it is how our last two grass-fed beef hot dogs would meet their bun.

We love real bahn mi sandwiches so I was honestly a little nervous that these wouldn’t live up to them and while they are different…these were really good. I know, I usually say that about anything that comes in contact with sriracha mayo, but I really mean it. Think spicy, smoky, crunchy and fresh flavors, all sandwiched between good bread.

I served them alongside a spicy cucumber salad, which was the perfect accompaniment.

Bahn Mi Hot Dogs
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  • ½ cup cucumber julienne
  • ½ cup carrots julienne
  • ½ cup cilantro
  • ¼ cup sliced green onion
  • 2 Tbsp mayo + sriracha
  • 2 hot dogs (I use grass-fed beef)
  • ½ baguette, sliced
  1. Prep all ingredients.
  2. Prepare sriracha mayo by adding desired amount of sriracha into mayo.
  3. Grill hot dogs until heated through.
  4. Grill baguette slices.
  5. Layer sriracha mayo on bread slice and top with hot dog and veggie toppings.
*Recipe Inspiration from Eating Well

13 Comments (Reply )

  1. Stephanie @cookinfanatic
    Aug 04, 2011 @ 8:19 am

    I have to say that I’m not normally a hot dog fan but this is such a fun spin on them that I really want to try it!!


    • Emily
      Aug 04, 2011 @ 8:46 am

      I’m not a huge hot dog person either, but the fun twists might turn me into one!! :)


  2. Megan (Braise The Roof)
    Aug 04, 2011 @ 10:25 am

    Yum, that’s an awesome idea for a hot dog! I’m usually pretty traditional (seeing as I live in Chicago and all) with my dog toppings, but I’m always willing to venture out. And I agree- anything with Sriracha mayo is probably going to rock your face. :)


  3. Amanda
    Aug 04, 2011 @ 1:28 pm

    Andy and I LOVE bahn mi. I bet we’d love these too! I really want to try your spicy cucumber salad too, do you have a recipe?


    • Emily
      Aug 04, 2011 @ 1:47 pm

      I’m still trying to perfect it – my Mom’s friend made some at a party that was cucumbers, hot peppers, rice vinegar, little sugar and tiny bit of fish sauce. They were like spicy pickles!


  4. Jessica @ Healthy Dairyland
    Aug 04, 2011 @ 1:37 pm

    Looks like a refreshing twist to the summer hot dog! I love it! I’ve never had bahn mi before, but I think I’m going to have to try these hot dogs!


  5. Holly @ The Runny Egg
    Aug 04, 2011 @ 3:43 pm

    I love hot dogs — and throw a spicy mayo on there and I’m sold!


  6. Mercedes
    Aug 04, 2011 @ 7:35 pm

    Don’t you love Eating Well? And have you been to the Bahn Mi restaurant on campus? I have been there several times to get bubble tea, but never eaten there. I will have to try it after seeing your creation!


  7. Nicole @ Making Good Choices
    Aug 05, 2011 @ 6:55 am

    I love the idea of making a hot dog without just the standard bun. looks yummy!


  8. Alex @ IEatAsphalt
    Aug 05, 2011 @ 10:31 am

    I am really not a hot dog person but I’ve got to figure out a way to make bahn mi. Theres an awesome food truck in DC that sells the sandwiches at lunch that I am obsessed with (they also have pho… it makes my dreams come true).


  9. Christine
    Aug 05, 2011 @ 2:38 pm

    I’m making pork and pate bahn mi’s for dinner tonight! If I don’t have the energy to do all that pickling and marinating and waiting, I may just have to make these instead!


  10. Lori@FakeFoodFree
    Aug 08, 2011 @ 7:44 pm

    Only one more month of acceptable hot dog eating – hilarious! What a great mix of cultures! :)


  11. 2 peas and a pot
    Aug 09, 2011 @ 9:25 am

    wow-that’s bold. banh mi is sacred in our house. I’ll break the mental barrier, though and try these-look pretty good.


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