A while ago, someone (I'm sorry, don't remember who) wrote that hot dogs done in a slow cooker taste like the ones you buy at events. I finally tried them today and we really liked them. I put 8 Ball Park hot dogs in a small slow cooker on high for 3 hours (they were fine after 2 hours, but I left them in because they were getting so nice and brown) and they plumped up and were so juicy. I know it seems silly to cook them for 3 hours when you could boil them in a couple of minutes on the stove, but they were so good this way. From now on until it's grill time again, I'm going to cook them this way.
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I think that was me, Carole, as I did post about them. I used to make them all the times when I hosted parties for my teen-agers - and - I sold them at my son's gymnastics meets when we were raising money. They were always very popular and so good! Much better than the "boiling" preparation!
Glad you tried them. I think the method used to be in one of the old Rival manuals.
TriainAtlanta--Thanks for clearing up who posted about them. And thanks for your original post...I'm so glad I saw it. Sure do like those slow cookers!
Do you just put the hot dogs in the crockpot - or do you add some liquid?
Just put them in the crock pot---no liquid. I used a small crock pot, so I did mix them up every now and then so that the top ones could get a little browner. And they were so juicy!!
This sounds great. I never thought of putting hot dogs in a crock pot. Thanks for posting.
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Thanks can't wait to try it.
This is very easy entertaining for a kids or Teen party. The chili even appeals to the adults. I like cole slaw with my "dogs" and chopped onions - plus mustard. Many like catsup and pickle relish also. Nowadays - you might want to use the turkey hot dogs (I don't like them) but definitely use good hot dogs - I prefer the Kosher or all beef hot dogs. They really do taste more like the ones you buy at the ball parks!
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I cook hot dogs that way all the time. DH likes Brats cooked that way too. I just throw in hot dogs and brats. Make chili sauce, cole slaw and dice onions. A great meal with frys on the side.
I'll bump this so that someone can answer Lisa's question.
I never thought of cooking dogs in the crockpot! I love this idea! Thank you! :)
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