Boiled Hot Dog Recipe

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Boiled Hot Dog Recipe
Boiled Hot Dog Recipe

Boiled Hot Dog Recipe

This summer is all about hot dogs, but if you can’t make it outside to grill them or just have a midnight hankering for a bite, you can still enjoy them inside with a few simple steps. Boiling hot dogs is an easy way to prep hot dogs inside — and they’re ready in just minutes.

Deliver Ingredients


  • 4 hot dogs, such as all-beef or turkey hot dogs
  • 4 hot dog buns
  • Toppings, such as ketchup, mustard, and relish


First, fill a medium-sized saucepan halfway with water and bring to a boil over high heat. Once it’s boiling, add in as many dogs as you wish to eat. Let the hot dogs boil for about 5 minutes until plump. Depending on the brand of the hot dog and the kind of casing, shorter cook times result in a softer dog while longer cooking times offer a hot dog with more snap.

While your hot dogs are boiling, heat your buns by toasting them with some butter in a skillet or in the oven. Use tongs to remove the hot dogs from the water and place on a paper towel-lined plate to dry them off. Place the dried dogs in the buns and add your favorite toppings.

Hot Dog Shopping Tip

Most cattle are fed a diet of grass until they are sent to a feedlot – where they are finished on corn. When possible, choose beef from cattle that are “100% grass fed” - it will be more expensive, but better for your health.

Hot Dog Cooking Tip

The method used to cook beef is dependent on the cut. Cuts that are more tender, like filet mignon, should be cooked for a relatively short amount of time over high heat by grilling or sautéing. While less tender cuts, like brisket and short ribs, should be cooked for a longer time with lower heat by braising or stewing.