Grilled hot dogs in crispy, toasted buns are topped with a slaw style mixture of mayo and gochujang along with kimchi and other vegetables for different textures. Just, yum! You can enjoy these Korean-inspired loaded kimchi hot dogs at home with just a few ingredients and under 20 minutes of your time.
In this kimchi hot dog recipe, diced kimchi is mixed with mayo, gochujang and carrots, giving you a creamy, spicy, umami topping with a bit of crunch.
- lime juice – freshly squeezed
- green onions
- hot dog buns
- green onions and toasted black sesame seeds – as a garnish
For something a little different than your standard hot dog bun, I recommend a bolillo bun. It is used for Sonoran hot dogs, which have a lot of ingredients as well. The bolillo tastes great toasted, and it is deep enough to hold all the toppings. If you cannot find this roll, a regular hot dog bun or hoagie roll will also work.
Since these Asian flavors are regularly paired with spicy pork or beef, both beef and pork wieners, or a mix of the two, will match well with these Korean ingredients.
For vegetarians, the most popular choices are tofu, lentil, or veggie dogs. Just make sure the kimchi you buy is vegetarian as well.
Why Toast Your Hot Dog Buns?
With this saucy topping, regular hot dog buns can get soggy and are in need of a sturdy base.
By toasting your hot dog buns, it gives a more solid base and keeps the toppings from falling out of the bun. More importantly, since the kimchi mixture is incorporated in different liquids, it is going to be wet. Toasting the inside will keep the liquid from saturating the bun and create a more desirable texture.
Any leftover, creamy kimchi topping can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days in an airtight container.
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Kimchi Hot Dogs
- green onions - sliced thinly
- toasted black sesame seeds
- In a medium bowl, whisk the mayo, gochujang and lime juice together.½ cup mayo, 3 tablespoons gochujang, 1 tablespoon lime juice
- Add the kimchi, carrots and green onions and stir to coat. Reserve.1 cup kimchi, 1 cup carrots, 1 cup green onions
- Grill the wieners over medium heat for about 5 to 7 minutes, turning once, until they are warmed through and have grill marks.4 wieners
- Grill the hot dog buns face down for about 30 seconds to 1 minute, until golden and crispy.4 hot dog buns
- Place the grilled wieners in the toasted buns and top with the kimchi mixture. Garnish with green onions and black sesame seeds. Serve!
Nutrition information on In the Kitch is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. It may not include toppings and/or sauces.