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Serve hot dogs… upside down?! 3 BBQ recipes that are off the beaten path

We bet you haven’t tried these BBQ recipes before!

Forget everything you thought you knew about hot dogs. We’re turning them upside down! It’s a hot dog hack that feels fancy and upscale, and gives the summertime staple a makeover.

Wendy Paul shared three BBQ recipes that the whole barbecue will obsess over: upside-down hot dogs, Mexican street corn butter board, and gorgonzola baked potato chips.

Using puff pastry as a hot dog bun makes them feel elevated! Wendy experimented with a caramelized onion hot dog, jalapeno cheddar hot dog, and a bacon wrapped hot dog.

The trick to an extra flavorful dog: seasonings! Give it a good sprinkle of seasoning before you pop it in the oven (or on the grill)!


Upside Down Hot Dogs


  • 8 hot dogs
  • 1 box puff pastry (2 sheets- defrosted for about 30 minutes, but still cold)


Think, more is more.

  • Jalapeno cheddar: Slices of jalapeno, sharp cheddar slices, Kinders Woodfire seasoning
  • Caramalized onion: thin slices of sweet onion, Kinders Caramelized Onion spice
  • Bacon wrapped: Thick sliced bacon, Kinders Woodfire seasoning


  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. On a large baking sheet, think top first, a drizzle of olive oil, and layer your fillings, spices then the hot dog- I like to score the hot dog first. Then cut your pastry sheet into 4 equal slices.
  3. Cover the hot dog and fillings with the puff pastry, slice, and light egg wash.
  4. Bake for 23-25 minuets. Cool slightly then flip over and serve warm.


Street Corn Mexican Butter Board


  • 1 cup soft sweet cream butter
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 corn on the cob, roasted and cut off
  • 1 green onion sliced
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • 1 cup crumbled goat cheese
  • 1 jalapeno roasted, sliced
  • McCormicks Sriricha seasoning
  • Toasted ciabatta loaf, sliced


  1. Layer the butter on a board or plate, smear but not perfect.
  2. Then sprinkle with some kosher salt, roasted corn, green onions slices, cilantro, goat cheese, jalapeno and last but not least, Sriracha seasoning.
  3. Serve with toasted  & sliced ciabatta, or sourdough bread.


Gorgonzola Baked Potato Chips


  • 1 bag kettle cooked potato chips
  • 8 oz. gorgonzola cheese crumbles
  • Balsamic Glaze


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place the potato chips on a small baking sheet. Spread the potato chips as evenly as you can.
  3. Sprinkle the gorgonzola cheese on top of the chips.
  4. Then bake for 5-8 minutes. Remove from the oven and serve warm.
  5. Drizzle with balsamic glaze just before serving.

Find more recipes from Wendy on Instagram, @therealwendypaul, or on her website,

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