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Gourmet Hot Dog: Double Dog Dare Recipe

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Tom Lohr has eaten a hot dog at all 30 MLB ballparks and is the author of "Gone to the Dogs: In Search of the Best Ballpark Hot Dog."

Some things are better as duos: Sonny and Cher, Jan and Dean, Castor and Pollux, for example. You know what else is better with a partner? Your hot dog. The frank is the star of any hot dog, so why not feature a twin bill during your next meal? This hot dog includes some very standard dog condiments, but it makes for a meal all on its own thanks to the double dose of dog between the bun.

Not only is it a dare to try to down this amount of meat in one sitting, but the added jalapeños and spicy brown mustard makes for a big dog that bites back. Go ahead and try and eat this one... we dare ya.

The Double Dog Dare

The Double Dog Dare

Cook Time

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15 min

10 min

25 min

3-4 double dogs


  • 1 package hoagie buns, or any other large bun
  • 1 package hot dogs, all-beef
  • 1 jar sauerkraut
  • 6 jalapeños
  • 1 jar mustard, spicy brown


  1. Very coarsely chop the jalapeños and set aside.
  2. In a skillet over medium heat, cook the hot dogs, rolling frequently to ensure even cooking.
  3. When cooked, lay two franks into the large bun side by side.
  4. Spoon in a generous amount of sauerkraut.
  5. Top with as much jalapeño as you dare.
  6. Add spicy brown mustard to taste.