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Emeril's Ultimate Hot Dog Bar

Emeril's Ultimate Hot Dog Bar

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour, plus time to make the Jalapeno-Cheese Sauce
  • Yield: 8 hot dogs


  • 8 all beef, bun-length hot dogs
  • 8 regular-sized hot dog buns
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Jalapeno-Cheese Sauce
  • Optional assorted garnishes: diced yellow onions, sauerkraut, mustard, ketchup, hot sauce, barbecue sauce, diced tomatoes, sweet or dill pickle relish, chiffonade of iceburg lettuce, and chili


  • Preheat a well-oiled grill to medium-high heat. Place hot dogs on preheated grill and cook with grill lid covered, until nicely marked on all sides and heated through, 4 to 5 minutes, or until desired degree of doneness. Remove hot dogs from the grill and keep warm until ready to serve.

  • Brush the cut sides of the hot dog buns lightly with the olive oil. Place cut side down on the grill and cook, with the grill lid open, until lightly toasted. Serve buns immediately with grilled hot dogs, Jalapeno-Cheese Sauce, and assorted garnishes.