Game Day Hot Dogs

This is another great tailgating recipe. Years ago I figured out a way to keep the hot dogs hot by placing quart sized canning jars filled with boiling water in the bottom of a cooler. Wrap the hot dogs individually in foil and place them in the hot cooler. Sometimes I cut the hot dogs in half. I’ve found people want a smaller serving. I think it’s so they can eat more at the tailgate. One surprise, after the hot dogs have been in the hot cooler, you’ll find they are steamed perfectly and so yummy especially topped with my hot dog sauce. Hot dogs will stay warm for one or two hours.

  • 12 hot dogs
  • 12 hot dog buns

Cook hot dogs in boiling water for 10 minutes. Place hot dogs in bun and wrap each hot dog in foil.

Topping Suggestions:

  • Catsup
  • Mustard
  • Pickle relish
  • Jalapenos
  • Salsa
  • Chopped onion
  • Cheese
  • Chile
  • Slaw
  • Potato sticks
  • Sautéed peppers and onions
  • Hot dog sauce (recipe below)

Hot Dog Sauce:

  • ½ cup catsup
  • ½ cup mustard
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup chopped sweet onion

Combine all ingredients and serve as a topping on hot dogs.