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How to Boil Hot Dogs

Learn how to boil hot dogs – this is seriously the easiest way to make the perfect dog! Use this quick cooking method next time that you need to feed a crowd!

How to Boil Hot Dogs

This is the best way to cook a large number of hot dogs for a group. When I was a youth leader at summer camp this was an easy way to make a juicy dog for each of the kids.

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This is the best cooking method used by hot dog cart entrepreneurs for good reason! With a short cooking time, these dogs can remain warm in the water after the hot dogs boil. Making this the perfect way to cook the best hot dogs to feed a crowd!

How to Boil Hot Dogs

The teenagers like this method for cooking hot dogs the best too. It just seems to be the fastest and easiest way for them to whip up a batch of dogs for themselves. Bonus points that I feel pretty confident as a mom that they can boil water without burning anything. Ha ha!

How to Boil a Hot Dog:

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How to Boil Hot Dogs Ingredients

Ingredients:

  • 12 all beef hot dogs
  • 2 quarts of water
How to Boil Hot Dogs Process

We love these all beef wieners from Harvest, the are packaged with an individual protective wrapper that needs to be removed before cooking. Some dogs come with the casing still on too so be sure to remove hot dog skins before cooking as well.

How to Boil Hot Dogs Process

Directions:

1. In a large pot over medium high heat, bring the pot of water to a rolling boil.

Hot to Boil Hot Dogs Process

2. Add hot dogs to the boiling water.

Hot to Boil Hot Dogs Process

3. Cook on a full boil for 4-6 minutes. The hot dogs will plump up and float to the top of the water when done.

Hot to Boil Hot Dogs Process

4. Use tongs to remove each dog from the water.

HOw to Boil Hot Dogs Process

5. Serve warm in a hot dog bun.

How to Boil a Hot Dog Process

Each quart of water will cook about six hot dogs. This hot dog recipe is for a dozen but you could easily adjust the amount of water to hot dog ratio to make more. It’s a great way to make a large batch of hot dogs.

Hot to Boil Hot Dogs Process

Leftover hot dogs may be stored in a microwave-safe bowl or an airtight container for up to one week in the fridge. You can microwave hot dogs to re heat them for later.

How to Boil Hot Dogs

The hard part would be choosing which hot dog toppings to use! These are some great options that can easily be found in grocery stores…

Some of our favorite toppings:

Hot to Boil Hot Dogs

There a many different ways to achieve the ideal hot dog, it really just comes down to personal preference. Here are some of the different methods that we like to use.

Must try hot dog varieties:

Be sure to check out these 20+ MUST TRY Hot Dog Recipes too!

How long do you cook hot dogs?

  • Hot dogs may be cooked in a slow cooker on high for 2 hours or low for 3-4 hours.
  • When boiling hot dogs cook them for 4-6 minutes. Learn how to boil hot dogs in this post.
  • Hot dogs can be cooked on the BBQ grill for 7-10 minutes.
  • Smoked hot dogs take 60 minutes to cook when smoked at 225 degrees F.
  • Baked hot dogs in the oven take about 15 minutes at 350 degrees F. Learn how to bake hot dogs in this post.
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How to Boil Hot Dogs

How to Boil Hot Dogs

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Learn how to boil a hot dog - it's seriously the easiest way to make the perfect dog! Use this quick cooking method next time that you need to feed a crowd!

Ingredients

  • 12 all beef hot dogs
  • 2 quarts of water

Instructions

1. In a large pot over medium high heat, bring the pot of water to a rolling boil.

2. Add hot dogs to the boiling water.

3. Cook on a full boil for 4-6 minutes. The hot dogs will plump up and float to the top of the water when done.

4. Use tongs to remove each dog from the water.
5. Serve warm in a hot dog bun.

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I'm an active mom of twin boys who is always looking for opportunities to inspire creativity through fun crafts, do-it-yourself projects and delicious recipes. This blog has been an integral part of supporting my little family and I am so grateful to have you become a part of our journey! Let's create together... Read more...

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