Not everyone wants to be stuck behind a grill during the picnic! If you have to cook hot dogs for a crowd, there’s an easy way to do it-in the slow cooker! Crockpot Hot Dogs are a thing, and they are delicious!
It’s summertime and the outdoor grilling season is in full swing. But not everyone wants to be stuck behind a grill during the picnic! If you have to cook hot dogs for a crowd, there’s an easy way to do it! This is perfect for concession stands at ball games, after-church activities or birthday parties that have you busy doing other things.
The best part is the hot dogs turn out great! They taste just like they’ve been steamed on those special rolling racks you see at hot dog specialty shoppes. Set up a fun table full of creative hot dog toppings and you have your own self-serve hot dog bar without babysitting the grill!
Hot Dogs for a Crowd:
- 60 hot dogs, standard length for a 5 quart crockpot (if you are are cooking fewer hot dogs, you can just toss them in the slow cooker instead of standing them up, but rotate/stir them for even cooking)
- Stand the hot dogs up on their ends and cover.
- That’s it. Really. Do NOT add water. This will make them split. They will steam beautifully in their own juices!
- Check out this Pinterest board I found full of great hot dog topping ideas!
Cook on low for 4 hours or high for 2 hours. You can leave them on warm once they are heated through and you have hot dogs for a crowd and ready to eat for the entire party!
How easy is that? I wish there was some way to take an electrical outlet to the beach or camping! 🙂 Although, part of the fun of camping is roasting hot dogs. This is just WAY cleaner and you don’t end up with fifteen hot dogs “dropped” in the fire pit.
If you don’t want to go with the traditional hot dog, you could always try these delicious pretzel dogs!
What about you? Do you cook anything “different” in a slow cooker? Leave a comment and let me know or hop over to the Facebook Page and share what unusual recipe you create in your crockpot!
This post was updated on 8/1/17