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Step Up Your Hot Dog Game This 4th of July Weekend

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Fourth of July weekend is upon us and that means so are more grilling opportunities. Also approaching is the annual Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, the most American form of celebration allowed on live television. For your own party, throw out your ketchup and substitute these toppings instead for a more filling and creative cookout. 

1. Chicago Hot Dogs
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This ball-park classic from the Midwest is great for those who want to step out of their ketchup-comfort zone. Get the recipe at tastewiththeeyes.com

2. Buffalo Dogs
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Spicy and tangy with blue cheese crumbles and chives for crunch. Get the recipe at noblepig.com

3. Texas Chili Cheese Dogs
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A hometown favorite that you won't mind getting sloppy seconds. Get the recipe at kitchenencounters.com

4. Bacon Mac 'N Cheese Dogs on Hawaiian Rolls
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If you can't support this holy matrimony of home-style favorites, you need to move to Canada. Get the recipe at kingshawaiian.com

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