Recipe of the Week
The Carolina Dog
March 31, 2011

When I think of the Carolinas, I think of pulled pork. This hot dog embodies that grilled, smoky flavor. Don't forget the coleslaw to cool it down!

*Your favorite all beef hot dog
* cup pulled pork for each dog (I like to use red sauce on my pulled pork.)
* cup coleslaw for each dog
*Yellow mustard to taste
*Your favorite vinegar based hot sauce
*Your favorite hot dog rolls (My recipe for hotdog rolls is listed under "Bread Recipes".)

To prepare the hot dog rolls:
Light your grill and prepare the coals for direct grilling. When the charcoal is ready, lay the rolls face down open faced directly above the coals. When the rolls are nicely toasted underneath, remove the rolls and wrap them in Saran wrap. Cover with a kitchen towel and set aside until ready to use. (Preparing the rolls in this way gives you the combination of a toasted and steamed roll. They taste incredible prepared this way. And, it's a great way to prepare just about any hamburger, hot dog or sub roll.)

To prepare the hot dogs:
Place the hot dogs on the hot grill grate. Grill approximately 5 minutes and turn until each side is well browned.

To assemble the hot dogs:
Place the cooked hotdog in the prepared roll. Dress the dog generously with mustard. Place the pulled pork on top and season with hot sauce to taste. Cool the mixture down by topping this delicacy with coleslaw.