Loaded Mac Dogs

  • SERVES: 4 (with extra macaroni salad)
  • PREP: 15 minutes
  • TOTAL TIME: 45 minutes

You'll never go back to plain hot dogs again.

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

  • Softened butter

  • Ketchup

  • Mustard (whichever kind you like on your hot dogs)

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