Soy Glazed Spicy Korean Kimchi Hot Dogs

Summer is here and with the steamy weather come backyard BBQ’s. Change up your usual routine with this hot dog upgrade. These non-traditional hot dogs mix Korean flavors with the all-American ballpark classic. Kimchi is a major ingredient in traditional Korean food – it’s fermented cabbage with chili paste, which makes for a funky and flavorful side. Combining the spicy kimchi slaw with the sweet soy glaze makes for some “next level” hot dogs that everyone is sure to enjoy.

Cooking the hot dogs in the pan first gives them a nice snap while finishing them in the soy glaze keeps them juicy and flavorful while also reducing the glaze.



For the soy glazed hot dogs:

¼ cup soy sauce

1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar

2 tablespoons granulated sugar

4 fully cooked beef hot dogs


For the kimchi slaw:

1 cup chopped cabbage kimchi

1 cup shredded green cabbage

2 green onions, thinly sliced  

1 tablespoon chopped cilantro

2 teaspoons sriracha

1 teaspoon granulated sugar


For serving:

¼ cup sour cream

1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice  

4 hot dog buns, toasted

¼ cup chopped cilantro

1 teaspoon sesame seeds



For the soy glazed hot dogs:

In a small bowl, stir together the soy sauce, rice wine vinegar and sugar until the sugar has dissolved.

Heat a medium sauté pan over medium heat add the hot dogs and cook until heated through and lightly browned, about 3 minutes.

Turn the heat down to medium-low and add the soy sauce mixture to the pan. Use tongs to rotate the hot dogs and continue to simmer until the sauce thickens and glazes the hot dogs, about 3 minutes. Remove to a plate and let cool.


For the kimchi slaw:

In a medium mixing bowl toss the kimchi, cabbage, green onion, cilantro, sriracha and sugar until combined.


For serving:

In a small bowl stir together the sour cream, lime juice and one tablespoon of cool water until completely combined.

Add the hot dogs to the toasted buns and top with slaw, cilantro, lime sour cream and sesame seeds. Serve immediately.


Serves 4.





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