Make Chili Dogs for Your Labor Day Celebrations!

By Morgan Hill
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Kids and parents love hot dogs! They are easy and quick for the busy family, and they can be made in mass quantities for little cost. However, there’s something about a chili dog, a perfectly grilled hot dog with a heaping of chili on top. Regionally, some variations may switch out bun or hot dog type, making them unique and delicious. Chili dogs could be the perfect main course for your Labor Day weekend celebrations, and we are sharing our top five ways to make chili dogs from around the U.S. to create the perfect dog.

The Original 

You can’t go wrong with a simple, delicious classic. Add chopped red onions and shredded cheese on top of your dog to create a Michigan chili dog (where it originated!). 

The Texas Dog

Famous from Minute Maid Park in Houston, the Texas dog is topped with chili, cheese and jalapeños. Grab a water cup to counter the spicy jalapeño and chow down! 

The Mexican

Head south of the border for a Mexican twist, add avocado (or guacamole), tomatoes, onions, cilantro and bacon to your dog. For an extra kick, make some margaritas for mom and dad! 

The Carolina 

The Carolina Dog, a North Carolina classic, is topped with beef chili, creamy homemade coleslaw and chopped onions. Add whatever else you like, but these three toppings are crucial for the perfect Carolina dog. 

While at first your picky-eaters might complain about these dogs for dinner, one of these variations is sure to appeal to their taste buds and help them fall in love with an American classic. Enjoy your chili dogs and have a great Labor Day weekend! 


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