Are you a fan of BBQ? Do you love hot dogs? If so, get ready for a mouth-watering combination that will take your taste buds on a journey. Introducing the Hot Dog Pulled Pork – a Kansas City inspired creation that combines all the flavors of classic BBQ with the smoky goodness of pulled pork. Prepare to be amazed!
Embracing Regional Cuisine
Living in different cities across the U.S has provided me with a unique opportunity – the chance to discover and create new recipes inspired by regional cuisine. As a proud Chicagoan, I have always been a fan of the Chicago hot dog. However, sometimes you need to switch things up and try something new and exciting.
Taking Pulled Pork to the Next Level
If you’re reading this recipe, chances are you have found yourself with some extra pulled pork from smoking a pork shoulder or pork butt. You may have also wondered how it would taste on a hot dog bun. Well, I’m here to tell you that it works beautifully! But let’s not stop there. Let’s create a well-rounded, craft KC-style hot dog that would make the barbecue city proud!
Building the Perfect Hot Dog
Let’s dive into the details of how to build the ultimate Hot Dog Pulled Pork:
- Large Pot with Lid
- Steamer Basket
Welcome to my virtual classroom! Here, I’ll answer some commonly asked questions to help you better understand the recipe and ensure your success in the kitchen.
Hot Dog Ingredients:
To build your fully loaded KC BBQ hot dogs, you will need:
- Hot Dog Buns (Try brioche or even low carb buns from Sola Co.)
- All Beef Hot Dogs (Choose your favorite)
- Leftover Smoked Pulled Pork
- BBQ Sauce (Use your favorite)
Reheating Pulled Pork the Right Way
Reheating your leftover smoked and pulled pork without drying it out is crucial for this hot dog combo. Avoid using the oven or microwave, as they can make the hot dog less appealing. Instead, try steaming your pulled pork. Steaming reintroduces moisture into the meat without adding liquid, ensuring a flavorful and tender result. You can also steam your hot dogs and buns simultaneously, creating a quick and easy one-pot meal.
Cooking & Assembly:
Follow these steps to cook and assemble your Hot Dog Pulled Pork masterpiece:
- Get a steamer pot set up with water and bring it to a boil.
- Place the pulled pork on one side of the steamer basket and the hot dogs on the other side. Cover with a lid and steam until everything is heated through and the hot dogs are plump.
- When the food is almost heated, place the buns on top of the pork and let everything steam for another 1-2 minutes. Remove from the pot.
- Mix the pulled pork with your favorite BBQ sauce. Place the pork mixture onto the hot dog bun, then add the hot dog in the middle.
- On one side, add coleslaw and a few slices of your favorite pickles.
- Finish it off with a drizzle of BBQ sauce. You can even try Carolina Gold sauce for an extra kick. Serve and enjoy!
Perfect Sides for Your KC BBQ Hot Dog
To complete your meal, here are some fantastic BBQ sides that pair perfectly with the Hot Dog Pulled Pork:
- Smoked Mac and Cheese
- Smoked Cauliflower Mac N Cheese (for a healthier twist)
- Smoked Cornbread
- Small Batch Cowboy Candy
Get ready to experience a taste sensation like no other. The Hot Dog Pulled Pork takes the classic hot dog to new heights with the addition of smokey, tender pulled pork and all your favorite BBQ fixings. So, fire up your steamer pot, gather your ingredients, and embark on this delicious journey. Your taste buds will thank you!
For more BBQ inspiration, check out Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ.