When conceptualizing this week's updated hot dog recipes, I tried to think of how the elements of some of my favorite dishes might translate into tube steak form. Jambalaya is a Cajun dish that's really pretty simple: sauteed holy trinity (peppers, onions and celery), andouille sausage and/or other meat and Cajun spices cooked with rice. That sounded to me like a Jambalaya dog just waiting to happen. I made a holy trinity relish out of peppers, onions and celery (and of course, Tony Chachere's Creole seasoning) with a little actual relish to bind it together. It adds a crunchy, refreshing element to the spicy sausage.

When sourcing your andouille, make sure it's the spicy Cajun pork kind and not the mild French tripe kind. I mean, go ahead and try it out with mild French cow stomach sausage…but…maybe also don't.