If you got yourself a new grill, you must be curious about cooking anything on it.
The good news is that you can cook almost any food on it, but you need to know that each food would have a different princess and cooking time.
So if you’ve just decided that your next recipe is hot dogs, you certainly need to know how long to grill hot dogs.
In this article, we’re providing you with this piece of information and more.
Why is hot dog cooking time important?
The main reason why hot dog cooking time is so important is that you don’t want to eat a raw hot dog.
First of all, it won’t taste good; second, eating raw meat, especially a hot dog, can be dangerous.
The cooking process kills any possible bacteria, viruses, or pathogens on the meat.
Instead, when you eat raw hot dogs, you expose yourself to food poisoning, and you could vomit, fever, nausea, diarrhea, and headache.
How long to grill hot dogs?
So, the information about how long to grill hot dogs is more important than you thought, isn’t it?
As you may know, grilling is one of the quickest cooking methods. You want some balance to avoid putting raw meat on your hot dog, but still, you want quick cooking.
So, before speaking about how long you should leave the hot dogs on your grill, you should know that the grill, at the moment you lay the meat on it, must already be hot.
So, turn it on or light the charcoal (depending on whether you have a gas or charcoal grill) at least 20 minutes before cooking the meat.
After this time, lay your meat for your hot dogs on the grill and let it stay for a minimum of 6 minutes.
With this time (6 minutes), you’ll make sure you’ve killed pathogens, your meat isn’t raw, but this still can be considered a rare cook.
If you want the meat to be more cooked, you can leave it on the grill for up to 10 minutes.
How long can you grill hot dogs maximum?
We’ve spoken about what happens if you eat raw meat, but what if you leave hot dogs on the grill for too long?
If the meat doesn’t burn, you’ll get hot dogs that taste like nothing if you’re lucky; if you’re not lucky, they’ll taste like burned shoes.
So, knowing how long you can grill your hot dog at max is just as important as knowing the minimum amount of required time.
After 15 minutes, make sure you take your hot dogs away from the grill.
After you’ve grilled the hot dogs
Just after you’ve grilled your hot dogs with the right timing, you also want to clean with the right timing. And the right time for cleaning is when the grill is still hot because all the debris will come away easily.
If you want to wait after dinner, know that you’ll need to turn the grill on to heat it at least a little bit.
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