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Regional Favorites: Tasty Hot Dogs

Build your own seriously delicious frank with a regional twist.

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Philly Hot Dog
Photo: Oxmoor House

East: Philly Dog

Preheat grill to medium heat. Place 4 (97% fat-free) beef franks on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill, covered, 10 to 15 minutes, turning frequently until done. Place franks in 4 toasted white-wheat hot dog buns. Spread 1/4 cup Cheez Whiz evenly over franks. Place 1/2 cup grilled yellow, red, and green bell pepper slices and 1/2 cup onion slices evenly over dogs.

SERVES 4 (serving size: 1 dog)

CALORIES 188; FAT 6.6g (sat 3.2g); SODIUM 860mg

 

 

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