Fact: I am still craving hot dogs.
Fact: Gyros are my second favorite to hot dogs.
Fact: I don't have anymore facts but I liked how stating "fact" sounded over and over. As I promised, here is Fridays special hot dog, the "Gyro Dog."
What really made this hot dog work for me was the TABASCO® brand Green Jalapeño Pepper Sauce on top of the tzatziki and feta cheese. The green stuff is much more mild than the red so it gives it a perfect little kick.
The lettuce gave it a little crunch and the olives some salt. The flavors work really well on a bun!
I made two and planned on eating them both until Honey (my dog) stole one when I wasn't looking off the coffee table (!!!). Kinda funny that my dog stole my hot dog. I tried not to get too mad at her. I can only imagine how hard it was for her to resist.
All beef hot dogs
Hot dog buns
chopped cherry or grape tomatoes
Diced kalamata olives
Tzatziki sauce (you can buy it pre-made or follow my recipe here)
TABASCO® brand Green Jalapeño Pepper Sauce
Butterfly your hot dogs and place them on a grill on grill pan until they have perfect grill markings. Toast your buns. Shred or chop your lettuce, tomatoes and olives while the dogs are on the grill.
When your hot dogs and buns are ready, mix your chopped lettuce in some on the tzatziki (wait to do this or it will get soggy) then place it on top of the hot dog, then sprinkle on your feta, tomatoes, and olives. Top with more tzatziki and a few shakes of green pepper sauce. Enjoy!
P.S. Thank you for all the congrats on making todays Foodbuzz Top 9. What an excellent way to start the weekend!