Regional Favorites: Tasty Hot Dogs

Build your own seriously delicious frank with a regional twist.

Coney Island Hot Dog

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Get Along, Little Doggie

This classic ballpark food is a blank canvas upon which each region has left its own tasty mark. Make your dogs a little healthier by choosing 97% fat-free beef franks. You'll save 10 times the fat and four times the calories over traditional beef franks.

Up in the Northeast, it's all about the Coney Island 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; spoon 1/2 cup cooked chili over dogs. Top evenly with 1/2 cup chopped onion and 1 tablespoon mustard.

SERVES 4 (serving size: 1 dog)

CALORIES 150; FAT 4.2g (sat 2g); SODIUM 716mg

 

 

 

Philly Hot Dog

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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

 

 

Cuban Hot Dog

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Southeast: Cuban 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 1 (1/2-ounce) thin slice reduced-fat Swiss cheese and 1 (1/2-ounce) thin slice reduced-sodium ham in each of 4 toasted white-wheat hot dog buns; add 1 frank to each bun. Spoon 2 tablespoons chopped dill pickle evenly over top of dogs. Top with mustard, if desired.

SERVES 4 (serving size: 1 dog)

CALORIES 180; FAT 6g (sat 2.4): SODIUM 837mg

 

 

 

Memphis BBQ Hot Dog

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South: Memphis BBQ 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 1 thinly, vertically sliced cucumber spear in 4 toasted white-wheat hot dog buns; add 1 frank to each bun. Spoon 1/2 cup warm shredded barbecue pork and 1/4 cup prepared coleslaw evenly over top of dogs.

SERVES 4 (serving size: 1 dog)

CALORIES 210; FAT 8.7g (sat 2.9g); SODIUM 742mg

 

 

 

Chicago Hot Dog

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Midwest: Chicago 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 3 strips tomato, 1 thin slice cucumber, and 1 frank in each of 4 toasted white-wheat hot dog buns. Top each frank with about 2 tablespoons diced white onion, about 1/2 tablespoon sweet pickle relish, and about 2 teaspoons mustard.

SERVES 4 (serving size: 1 dog)

CALORIES 135; FAT 3g (sat 1g); SODIUM 734mg

 

 

 

So-Cal Baja Hot Dog

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West: So-Cal Baja Dog

Preheat grill to medium heat. Thinly slice 1 radish. Pit, peel, and chop 1 avocado. Chop fresh cilantro, if desired. 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 into each of 4 toasted white-wheat hot dog buns; spoon 1 cup pico de gallo evenly over top of dogs. Sprinkle evenly with radishes, avocado, and cilantro, if desired.

SERVES 4 (serving size: 1 dog)

CALORIES 145; FAT 3g (sat 1g); SODIUM 740mg

 

 

 

Hawaiian Hot Dog

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West: Hawaiian 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 1 ounce thinly sliced low-sodium ham into each of 4 toasted white-wheat hot dog buns; top with beef franks. Spoon 1/2 cup chopped pineapple and 1/4 cup chopped green onions evenly over dogs.

SERVES 4 (serving size: 1 dog)

CALORIES 160; FAT 3.5g (sat 1g); SODIUM 812mg

 

 

 

 

Seattle Cream Cheese Hot Dog

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Northwest: Seattle Cream Cheese 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. Spread 1 tablespoon reduced-fat cream cheese on bottom half of each of 4 toasted white-wheat hot dog buns. Place franks in buns. Sprinkle 1/2 cup sauerkraut, 1/4 cup pickle relish, and 1/4 cup chopped onions evenly over franks.

SERVES 4 (serving size: 1 dog)

CALORIES 160; FAT 5g (sat 2.4g); SODIUM 840mg

 

 

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