Grilled Hot Dogs is a staple dish at all of our summertime BBQ’s. Follow these easy steps to grill the perfect hot dogs every time.

Grilled hot dogs topped with ketchup, mustard and relish
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If you are looking for a budget friendly meal that is easy to grill, these Grilled Hot Dogs are it! They make the perfect weeknight meal and everyone can add their favorite toppings.

Cooking hot dogs on the grill gives them the perfect charred texture and full of smoky flavor. Add these grilled hot dogs the next time you grill our Oklahoma Fried Onion burger or this Grilled Avocado Burger Recipe.

Why This Recipe Works

My family loves when Hot Dogs are on the menu. But my favorite way to enjoy them is grilling them. Whether you make them on the charcoal grill or gas grill they always come out with the perfect grill marks.

Serve these hot dogs with your favorite condiments and easy side dish recipes.

Ingredients

Grilled hot dogs ingredients - buns and hot dogs
  • Hot Dogs
  • Hot Dog Buns 
  • Toppings of your Choice: Ketchup, Mustard, Onions, Pickle Relish, etc. 

For the full recipe and ingredients, scroll to the bottom for the full recipe.

Variations Ideas

  • Hot Dogs – Feel free to use different types of hot dogs to make this recipe. Beef franks, turkey dogs, or jumbo dogs.
  • Wrap with Bacon – For even more flavor, wrap the hot dogs with bacon.

Step by Step Instructions

  • Step 1 – Preheat the grill over medium high heat (approximately 350 degrees Fahrenheit). 
  • Step 2 – Place the hot dogs directly on the grill grates on the grill.  
Grilled hot dogs on the grill
  • Step 3 – Cook the hot dogs for approximately 5-7 minutes, gently rotating the hot dogs every 1-2 minutes so that they are evenly cooked. 
  • Step 4 – Remove the hot dogs from the grill. 
  • Step 5 – Let them rest for 5-10 minutes. 
Placing the hot dogs on the buns
  • Step 6 – Serve on the hot dog buns with your favorite toppings. Enjoy! 

Recipe Tips

  • Cooking Jumbo Hot Dogs – If you use jumbo hot dogs, increase the cook time but 1-2 minutes.  
  • Rest Hot Dogs – Before serving the hot dogs, allow the hot dogs to rest.
Grilled hot dogs topped with ketchup, mustard, and relish

Serving Suggestions

Hot dogs can easily served with many different Hot Dog side dishes. We have even setup a hot dog bar with all of our favorite toppings for a fun, family friendly meal idea.

  • Mayonnaise
  • Barbecue Sauce
  • Cheese
  • Tomatoes
  • Yellow Mustard
  • Coleslaw
  • Jalapeños Peppers
  • Sauerkraut
  • Chili with beans

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Store Leftovers

Refrigerate any leftover hot dogs in an air tight container for up to 3-4 days. 

How to Reheat

This classic recipe can be reheated in the microwave or in the oven depending on how much you have leftover.

Grilled hot dogs topped with ketchup, mustard, and relish

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Grilled Hot Dogs is a staple dish at all of our summertime BBQ's. Follow these easy steps to grill the perfect hot dogs every time.
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Calories 230

Ingredients

  • 6 Hot Dogs
  • 6 Hot Dog Buns
  • Toppings of your Choice: Ketchup Mustard, Onions, Pickle Relish, etc.

Instructions

  • Preheat the grill over medium high heat (approximately 350 degrees Fahrenheit).
  • Place the hot dogs directly on the grill grates on the grill.
  • Cook the hot dogs for approximately 5-7 minutes, gently rotating the hot dogs every 1-2 minutes so that they are evenly cooked.
  • Remove the hot dogs from the grill.
  • Let them rest for 5-10 minutes.
  • Serve on the hot dog buns with your favorite toppings.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 230kcal, Carbohydrates 30g, Protein 9g, Fat 8g, Saturated Fat 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat 2g, Monounsaturated Fat 3g, Cholesterol 20mg, Sodium 518mg, Potassium 118mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 3g, Vitamin A 0.4IU, Vitamin C 1mg, Calcium 72mg, Iron 3mg

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Hi, I’m Carrie. Welcome to Grill on a Dime!

I’m on a mission to help you cook delicious meals without busting your budget. From the Best Blackstone recipes, to grilling, and easy smoker recipes, together we are going to cook real food, with easy ingredients… for real families!

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