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1 cup sliced pepperoncini with 1 cup brine
1 cup (packed) thinly sliced red onion
1 teaspoon dried oregano
8 all-beef hot dogs
8 hot dog buns, split
16 slices provolone cheese
Chopped black olive tapenade
Sliced roasted red peppers from jar

Mix peperoncini, brine, red onion, and oregano in bowl. Let stand 30 minutes; drain.

Prepare barbecue (medium-high heat). Place hot dogs on grill. Place buns, flat side up, on grill; cover with 2 cheese slices. Grill until cheese melts and hot dogs are heated through, covering barbecue to allow cheese to melt, 5 minutes for hot dogs and 3 minutes for buns. Transfer buns and hot dogs to plates. Top with pickled onions, tapenade, and peppers. - Serves 8 - Bon Appétit (June 2010)