Switch your hot dog routines and try this easy and delicious Crock Pot Hot Dogs recipe! Learn how to bulk cook hot dogs with a few simple steps that practically cooks itself. The slow cooker keeps the hot dogs warm and juicy all day long, so you can focus on enjoying your BBQ or any special occasion!
Hot dogs are an American classic that are perfect for any event, from backyard barbecues to sports parties and everything in between. Cooking hot dogs for a large amount of people can sometimes be a real hassle. That's where the crock pot comes in! It's the perfect solution for cooking hot dogs in bulk while keeping them warm and juicy.
Whether you're hosting a graduation party, a birthday bash, or a game day gathering, cooking hot dogs in the crock pot is a game-changer. With a little bit of prep, you can have dozens of hot dogs ready to go in no time!
Why is the crock pot the best way to cook hot dogs? First, it allows for even cooking, which means your hot dogs will be perfectly cooked every time. The slow cooking process infuses the hot dogs with their own flavor, making them even more delicious! And because the crock pot uses low heat, you don't have to worry about overcooking or burning your hot dogs. Instead, they'll stay warm and juicy for hours, ready to be topped with all your favorite condiments.
Why You’ll Love This Cooking Method
- This cooking method is incredibly easy and requires minimal effort, making it perfect for large gatherings.
- The crock pot keeps the hot dogs warm and juicy for hours, which means you can prepare them in advance and focus on entertaining your guests instead of cooking.
- The slow cooking process infuses the hot dogs with their own flavor, making them even more delicious.
- Cooking hot dogs in bulk in the crock pot is a great way to feed a crowd without breaking the bank as hot dogs are an inexpensive meal that everyone enjoys.
Ingredients You’ll Need
Hot Dogs - The hot dogs in this recipe are already cooked, which means they can be added directly to the crock pot and heated through without the need for any additional cooking. This saves time and ensures that the hot dogs are perfectly cooked and ready to eat without any fuss or hassle.
There are many popular brands of hot dogs available, and some of the most well-known include Oscar Mayer, Nathan's Famous, Hebrew National, Ball Park, and Sabrett. Each brand has its own unique flavor profile and texture, so it's worth trying a few different types to find your favorite. Many grocery stores also carry their own store-brand hot dogs, which can be a more affordable option.
How To Cook Hot Dogs In Bulk Using The Crock Pot
Arrange the hot dogs: Add the hot dogs in an upright position to the crock pot. You can add as many or as little as you need.
Cover and cook: Add the lid to the top of the crock pot and turn the heat to LOW. Cook for 2-3 hours or until fully warmed through.
Keep warm: Once the hot dogs are fully warm through the center, turn the crock pot to the "Keep Warm" setting. Enjoy your delicious hot dogs with your favorite toppings!
Hot Dog Topping Ideas
Spruce up your slow cooker hot dogs with a variety of toppings!
- Onions (diced or caramelized)
- Hot Dog Chili
- Shredded cheese
- Bacon bits
- Sriracha sauce
- BBQ sauce
- Ranch dressing
- Fried onions
- Pico de gallo
- Feta cheese
The number of hot dogs you can fit in a crock pot will depend on the size and shape of your crock pot. Generally speaking, an average 6-quart crock pot should be able to fit around 48 regular-sized hot dogs at once.
For best results, cook them on low, as cooking on high can run the risk of burning the hot dogs that are touching the inner pot.
You can. However, this may make for less flavorful hot dogs as they will release moisture and flavor into the liquid. If you are adding liquid, consider flavoring the water with beer, wine, or broth of your choice.
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Crock Pot Hot Dogs
- 48 hot dogs
- Add the hot dogs to a crock pot standing up.
- Cover and cook on high for 2-3 hours.
- Turn the crock pot to warm and serve with your favorite toppings, and enjoy!
*All nutrition information provided is automatically calculated and is an estimate and will vary based on ingredients, brands, and changes in cooking methods listed in the recipe. If you need exact numbers on your ingredients, I would recommend calculating them with your prefered nutrition calculator.
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