How To Cook Hot Dogs On A Grill
Have you ever wondered how to cook hot dogs on a grill? Well, today is your lucky day. Barbecue season has arrived and many families are having get-togethers with family and friends. Complete details of how to cook all-American hot dogs has arrived.
Things to keep in mind:
- Many types of hot dogs. Choose which type of hot dog is best for grilling. There are turkey, chicken, pork and beef hot dogs. There are low-fat and all-beef hot dogs. Although low-fat hot dogs may help the waistline, it is not as delicious as regular hot dogs.
Prepare the hot dogs. Keep in mind that hot dogs are fully cooked, so grilling hot dogs will only take a few minutes. Prior to grilling the hot dogs though, they need to be at room temperature. If they are frozen, let them defrost in the refrigerator overnight and let them sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before grilling.
- Preparing the grill. If using a regular, old-fashioned grill, line the bottom of the grill pan with aluminum foil. Pour in the charcoal and pile them in the center to light. Add in the charcoal lighter and stand back. Use a long match and light the charcoal briquettes in the grill.
- After the charcoal is hot. Wait until the briquettes are turning white and very, very hot. Scatter the charcoal briquettes out carefully. Depending on your preferences, line the grill rack with aluminum foil to avoid any hot dogs falling through. Some may prefer an open grill. If that is the case, spray the grill rack with non-stick spray first.
- Warning About grilling. When grilling hot dogs or any meat, always have a spray bottle full of water nearby in case there is excess fire or heat that needs to be controlled. Wash your hands thoroughly when handling meat and never put cooked meat on the same plate that the raw meat was on. Enjoy your family barbecue with those very delicious, grilled hot dogs.
- 1 package hot dogs (your choice)
- 12 strips bacon
- 2 onions, diced
- 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
- 12 hot dog buns
- Barbecue sauce
- Condiments of choice (tomatoes, cheddar cheese, relish, pickles, mustard and ketchup)
- Take half of the room temperature hot dogs and wrap a long piece of bacon around the hot dog. Make sure to tuck the ends of the bacon securely under one of the wraps.
- Place the hot dogs on a grill and cook. Take the other half of the hot dogs and brush with barbecue sauce. This way your guests have a choice of which hot dog they prefer.
- Pierce each hot dog with a fork to allow the heat to reach the center of the hot dog. Keep in mind the hot dogs are fully cooked and only need to be browned.
- While the hot dogs are grilling, make the onions. In a hot skillet add in the oil and the diced onions. Cook the onions until slightly browned and softened.
- When the hot dogs are done, place in buns that have been heated on the grill. Add a scoop of the saute onions and condiments as desired.