I love a good hot dog - plain, with chili, or with cheese, they're all great. But recently, I've been craving something different. So, I took a regular hot dog (vegan dog works, too!) and piled on some... homemade macaroni salad. I know, I know, it sounds crazy. I was surprised too. I added jalapeños to the mac for heat, relish for sweetness, and crushed BBQ chips for some crunch. It's cold/hot, creamy/crunchy, sweet/spicy all in one! And for the record, I usually don't believe in LOADED foods. But this one is different. So give it a try (or don't). Fine either way, but you never know - you might actually end up liking it.
½ pound elbow macaroni
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
½ cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard, or more to taste
½ teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 scallions (greens and whites), thinly sliced
2 tablespoons chopped red onion
2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish, plus more for garnish
1 tablespoon finely minced jalapeño pepper
4 hot dogs
4 hot dog buns, split
¼ cup crushed BBQ potato chips, plus more as needed
Mustard (whichever kind you like on your hot dogs)
Pizza on crackers is an idea whose time has come.
Pigs in blankets, but make it fashion.
John’s chili + individual bags of chips + all the fixings = touchdown.