Recipe: Ultimate DIY Hot Dog Board

Say hello to your kids’ new favorite snack: a hot dog board. Loaded with all the excitement of DIY-ing a hot dog and, of course kid-friendly combinations, this recipe will replace your typical charcuterie display.

Using Nathan’s Famous® Bun-Length Skinless Beef Franks, simple condiments and go-to toppings, your family will have a blast assembling their snack. Check out the quick and easy recipe below to learn how to whip up your family’s new go-to treat.

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Total Time Skill Level Servings
30 mins Beginner 16


Hot Dog Board

Nathan’s Famous® Bun-Length Skinless Beef Franks – 8 pack 1 pkg(s)
Ketchup 1 pkg(s)
Yellow mustard 1 cup
Whole-grain mustard 1 cup
Dill relish 1 cup
Green onions, sliced thin 5
Thick-cut bacon, cooked and crumbled 8 ounces
Shredded cheese (choose your favorite flavors!) 1 cup
Guacamole 1 cup
Boston bib lettuce, leaves separated 1 head
Nathan’s Hot Dog buns 2 packs
Pepperoncini peppers, drained 1 (16 oz.) jar


Pico de Gallo

Large plum tomatoes, seeded, chopped fine 4
White onion, chopped fine 1/2
Chopped fresh cilantro 1/4 cup
Small jalapeno, seeded, chopped fine, 1
Lime, juiced 1/2
Ground cumin onions, to taste 1/4 Tsp.
Kosher salt, to taste 1 tsp.


  1. Start by preparing the pico de gallo. Add your chopped tomatoes, onion, cilantro and jalapeno to a bowl. Pour lime juice, ground cumin and salt over mixture then stir. Let your pico rest for 15 minutes before serving.
  2. Next begin working on your hot dog board by adding package of Nathan’s Famous® Bun-Length Skinless Beef Franks to the center of your tray. Then place all toppings, condiments, guacamole and pico de gallo in small ramekins. Surround hot dogs with ramekins.
  3. Fill in the outside of the board with remaining lettuce leaves and hot dog buns. Enjoy!

Tips to Stretch Your Dollar

Create another fun and exciting snack later in the week with any remaining Nathan’s Famous® Bun-Length Skinless Beef Franks, like tasty hot dog skewers. Chop up hot dogs into small, easy-to-chew cubes and place on skewers with chopped red onions, bell peppers and pineapples. Pour barbecue sauce or another household favorite then grill for about 6 to 8 minutes. Flip skewers every couple minutes and baste with leftover sauce until skewers are charred.

In need of more inspiration for your next family meal? Smithfield Foods’ large portfolio of products, including Smithfield® Bacon, Nathan’s Famous® Beef Franks and Eckrich® Smoked Sausage, can meet your household’s needs for breakfast, lunch, dinner and even snack time. 


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