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Have you ever truly looked at the ingredients in a Hot Dog? I mean…really looked? What’s in those things? Seriously! I won’t lie, I love hot dogs. They are also one of the few items my son will actually eat so I buy them every week. Granted, I hate that my son only eats a couple types of meat because he’s so picky but hot dogs are on his list. Lately, I’ve been getting more interested in truly looking at what is in the food I buy including hot dogs!
I was very happy to find out that Applegate offers organic and natural hot dogs without that mysterious meat. Yep…no mystery meat! At first they were a little different to get used to the texture mostly, but the quality you could immediately tell was 100x better than the mystery meat dogs! My son could not tell the difference and gobbled his up!
The Big Apple Hot Dog is made with pork shoulder and beef chuck, plus you will actually know and be able to pronounce the ingredients on the label. That right there is a plus!
I decided to take this Big Apple Hot Dog and bring it a little closer to home by adding a summer sweet twist to an every day dog!
How did I do this? By making a simple fruit salad that consisted of peaches, watermelon, pineapple, lime juice, and a bunch of fresh cilantro.
All you do is mix it up and you are all set for the perfect hot dog topping. Plus, you’ll probably have leftovers to use later in the week. Try this mixed in with some yogurt and granola…yum!
We cooked up our hot dogs which now is the perfect time to grill them!
Then, it was all about enjoying them!
Are you ready to get rid of mystery meat? Now, is your chance because Applegate is giving away a HUGE prize pack to ONE lucky reader!
First, I’ll give you the recipe for these Fruit Salsa Hot Dogs, then scroll down to enter to win!
Disclosure: I was provided with product to try and one prize pack to giveaway. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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- 1 Package Applegate Big Apple Hot Dogs
- Regular Hot Dog Buns or Gluten Free Hot Dog Buns
- Fruit Salsa:
- 2 Medium Sized Peaches, Diced
- 2 Cups Watermelon Chunks
- 2 Cups Pineapple Chunks
- 1/2 Lime, Juice
- 1/2 Cup Fresh Chopped Cilantro
- Begin by grilling your hot dogs or skillet cooking on medium heat until slightly browned or done to your preference.
- While they are cooking, combine the ingredients for the salsa squeezing the lime evenly on top and then mix together.
- Serve the hot dog on the bun topped with fruit salsa. Enjoy!