Hot dogs always make for an ideal summer meal – easy to make, delicious, and satisfying. But what do you serve with them to make them even more special? Look no further – here are some quick and easy side dishes that are sure to delight at your next summer BBQ.
For a complete summer BBQ experience, serve up these delicious quick and easy side dishes with your hot dogs.
Everyone will be asking for seconds!
Side Dishes for Hot Dogs
These are some of my favorite side dishes to serve with hot dogs:
This Arugula Salad recipe with red wine vinaigrette is my go-to green salad. The arugula has a peppery bite to it which pairs wonderfully with the acid in the vinaigrette. It’s the perfect salad for pairing with rich dishes.
Air Fryer Zucchini Fries with Lemon Tarragon Aioli are perfect for snacking. Strips of zucchini, coated in panko cook up perfectly crispy in the air fryer. Dip them in an easy-to-prepare creamy aioli flavored with tarragon and lemon.
This Tomato Cucumber Salad features fresh cucumbers, juicy tomatoes, and crisp red onion. Dressed in a tangy homemade red wine vinaigrette, every bite is bursting with refreshing Mediterranean flavors!
You’ll want to keep a jar of this Pickled Red Cabbage in your fridge at all times. Not only is it fast and easy, but you can use it on anything! Pile it onto tacos, burgers, pork sandwiches, and so much more.
Roasted Sweet Potatoes are a salty, crispy, savory, and slightly sweet side dish you can pair with almost anything! Lightly spiced and so simple, this easy recipe is a total crowd pleaser and a must-have for weeknight dinners.
This fresh and tangy Peach Caprese Salad features sweet peaches, creamy burrata cheese, and juicy tomatoes. A perfect blend of summery flavors, this simple yet delicious salad is the ideal late summer side dish!
Instant Pot pinto beans are easy to make and taste so much better than the canned version! Perfect for meal prep or as a side dish to your favorite tacos, salads, or protein bowls, these beans can be ready in under an hour with no soaking required.
Crispy parmesan Green Bean Fries are baked in the oven for a healthy, delicious treat. Served up with three dipping sauces – green goddess, honey mustard & creamy sriracha. A secret ingredient makes them extra delicious! Air Fryer directions included.
This Avocado Chickpea Salad has all the traditional elements of a great guacamole and makes a healthy, protein and fiber-filled dish that’s perfect for lunch or dinner. Plus, it comes together easily in just 10 minutes!
These are the BEST Baked Beans! Brown sugar and bacon make this baked beans recipe extra delicious.
This Shaved Fennel Salad comes together quickly and has such a delicious light lemon vinaigrette and wonderful crunch. It's the perfect side salad for rich and hearty dishes like pasta or braised short ribs.
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Hot dogs always make for an ideal summer meal – easy to make, delicious, and satisfying. But what do you serve with them to make them even more special? Look no further – here are some quick and easy side dishes that are sure to delight at your next summer BBQ. Try them with this Beer Chili recipe! A hearty one-pot chili with beans that’s rich, spicy and perfect for topping your dogs.
Cook ground beef and onion in a large pot on medium-high heat, stirring occasionally until browned (about 4 minutes). Drain fat.
Stir in seasonings, beer, beans and tomatoes. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Serve with your favorite toppings and enjoy!
Slow Cooker Directions
In a large skillet, saute the ground beef and onion until browned. Drain the fat.
Add the ground beef and onion to your slow cooker and stir in the seasonings, beer, beans and tomatoes.
Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook on LOW for 4-6 hours or HIGH for 2-3 hours. Enjoy with your favorite toppings!
Instant Pot Directions
Turn your instant pot to SAUTE.Once hot, brown ground beef with diced onions. Hit CANCEL.
Add in your liquid, beans, tomatoes and chili seasonings and scrape any browned bits from the bottom of the pot. This is important–if you don’t scrape off the browned bits, the Instant Pot may not come to pressure.
Cook on MANUAL high pressure for 20 minutes. Turn the knob to vent and quick release the pressure before removing the lid. Enjoy with your favorite toppings!
To Store: Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
To Reheat: Gently reheat on the stove over medium-low heat until hot. You can also microwave the leftovers.
To Freeze: I like to portion the leftover chili into freezer bags in individual serving sizes and place them on a cookie sheet to freeze. Once frozen, I stack them in the freezer making for an easy individual lunch! You can freeze for up to 3 months.