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Great ideas for 4th July in the UK

We all love 4th July in the UK AND the US. And with lockdown easing, it gives a new focus to Independence Day.

Pimp up your hotdogs with these fab recipes.

Here’s what you’ll need

  • 2 Ye Olde Oak American Style Jumbo hot dogs
  • 2 hot dog buns
  • 2 cheese squares
  • 100g onions, finely sliced
  • 75g gherkins, sliced
  • Mustard
  • Season with pepper

Here’s how to do it

  1. Empty hot dogs, including brine, into a sauce pan and heat gently for about 5 minutes.
  2. Heat a splash of oil in a pan on a high heat and add the onions. Fry for 3-4 minutes or until lightly browned.
  3. Brush the hot dog buns with butter and lightly toast in the oven.
  4. Add the cheese to the buns and add the hot dogs on top.
  5. Add the onions and gherkins onto the hot dogs.
  6. Dress with mustard and season with pepper to taste.

If you’re feeling more adventurous why not try this popular American take on the classic hot dog: The Chilli Dog. Perfect for having the family round and serving a big pot of delicious chilli.

Here’s what you’ll need

  • 2 Ye Olde Oak Classic Jumbo hot dogs
  • 2 hot dog buns
  • 50g Sour cream
  • 50g white cheddar cheese, grated
  • 50g jalapeños

For the beef chilli:

  • 150g minced beef
  • 75g chopped tomatoes
  • 50g red kidney beans
  • 20g onion, finely chopped
  • 20g garlic, finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon of cayenne spice
  • ½ teaspoon of cumin
  • ½ teaspoon of chilli powder
  • ½ beef stock cube
  • Salt and black pepper to seaso

Here’s how to do it

  1. Heat a splash of oil in a pan on a high heat. Once hot, add the chopped onions and fry for 1-2 minutes until they begin to brown.
  2. Stir in the minced beef. Cook for a further minute, add the beef stock cube and mix in thoroughly.
  3. Stir in the garlic, red kidney beans, and tomatoes. Add the cumin, cayenne and chili powder. Stir in a sprinkle of salt and pepper to season.
  4. Reduce to a medium heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  5. Empty hot dogs, including brine, into a sauce pan and heat gently for about 5 minutes.
  6. Brush the hot dog buns with a little butter and toast lightly in the oven.
  7. Half-fill the hot dog buns with the beef chilli. Place the hot dogs on top and dress with sour cream, jalapeños, and grated cheese. Serve immediately.

Bryn Scadeng, Head of Marketing and Innovation, said: “These recipes are some of our favourite’s at Ye Olde Oak and also very simple to make. We hope people can have fun and experiment with these American inspired recipes to celebrate the 4th of July.”

Fact file

Ye Olde Oak is proud to be the Nation’s No.1 hot dog since 1949. We produce hot dogs with a continental taste, that are amazingly simple to prepare and great fun to eat. Look out for our brilliant value for money hot dogs in all the big supermarkets, not-so-big supermarkets and local convenience stores too.

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