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NATIONAL CHILI DOG DAY – Last Thursday in July

NATIONAL CHILI DOG DAY – Last Thursday in July

NATIONAL CHILI DOG DAY

On the last Thursday of July hot dog lovers across the United States start topping their hot dogs with delicious chili to celebrate National Chili Dog Day. 

Wrapping up National Hot Dog Month, the chili dog brings the heat. Add onions, cheese or chili sauce for more variety. With a hot dog, the condiments are endless.

Also known as a coney dog or chili con carne, the first person to make a chili dog probably tried it around the turn of the 20th century. Even then it was probably a meat and tomato sauce, not the full-on firehouse chili we know today.

Even now, the chili dog gains gourmet status depending on where you go. Add the best ingredients, all-beef franks and pretzel bun. Experiment with the sausage seasonings or the type of chili. For example, switch to a flavorful brat seasoned with chipotle and top it with buffalo chili. Let your imagination go wild. Of course, a traditional chili dog is always an option, too.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Following are some chili dog recipes for you to enjoy:

Post on social media using #NationalChiliDogDay and encourage others to join in.

HISTORY

We were unable to identify the origin of National Chili Dog Day.

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