How to Cook Hot Dogs on the Grill | Easy Way

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Easy Way To Cook Hot Dog On the Grill

I love to grill hot dogs for my guests and me when I’m grilled hot dogs. It will be cooked properly with a juicy and smoky flavour, and I will prepare it without burning. If you can cook your hot dogs at high temperatures, it will burn so the hot dogs burn from the outer side and the cold and not evenly cook from the inner side. We discuss this topic below to cook hot dogs on the grills like Weber charcoal grill Grilling hot dogs on the charcoal grill generally peoples like it and enjoy fun and cook the hot dogs with more taste.

Clean and Season the Grill before Grilling 

Rub your grill with stainless steel brush clean all the stuck foods particles and rust from the grill. After cleaning, season the grill with cooking oil or cooking oil spray than start the grilling.

Preheat The Grills For Grilling

Preheat the grills for grilling

If you grilled on the charcoal grill, burn charcoal with a chimney’s help, but if you are using the briquettes because it will spend more time than the charcoals, so use the briquettes and preheat your charcoal grill with a two-zone cooking area for best cooking.

If you are using a gas burner grill so start over the half burner of the grill and setting two-zone fires, now you have two working areas indirect or direct heat cooking areas.

The two-zone cooking method means to cook your hot dogs without the burn, and the indirect heats will help you to the finishing touch for already cooking hot dogs.

Now grilled the Hot Dogs

Now Grilled The Hot Dogs

Set the hot dogs on the direct heat for 2 to 3 minutes each side. When you notice the one side colour is golden browns, then turn it. During the grilling session, keep your eyes on the hot dogs/ sausages/ franks till the end. Now remove the sausages from the direct heat with tongs’ help and place it on the indirect heat for 5 to 7 minutes now, the hot dogs will cooks without risk of burning.

While the hot dogs are grilling on the indirect side, roast the hot dog’s buns, coat the inside of buns with melted butter with the help of a pastry brush and roast the buns on the grill for one minute. When you roast the buns, keep an eye on it because you do not need it to burn and dry.

Now, after roast, the buns slot the hot dogs in the buns with the tong, add your favourite sauce on it and enjoy with a drink.


If you want, the topping sauce is not dripping on the floor, so when you grill your hot dogs take some cuts on it with the help of a knife. Now grill it because it will help you soak the sauce in it, so it does not drip on the floor.


What is the best sausage for grilling?

  • Italian sausages 
  • Andouille sausages
  • Chorizo 
  • Boerewors
  • Loukaniko 
  • Summer sausages

How do you grill the perfect sausage or hot dogs?

Cook sausages or hot dogs 1 or 2 minutes on high flame both sides, then place into the indirect heat and cook 10 to 12 minutes. If you are preparing hot dogs for BBQ, so roast it.

Is it better to grill or bake hot dogs/ sausages?

Sometimes the sausages/ hot dogs are stuck on the grill grates and take time to cook, and if you bake them or fry them, it will cook quickly.

Should I boil sausage before grilling?

For the best grilling, uncooked sausages pour in the water, beer, and chicken stock and soak it for a few minutes in it. Now start the grilling. When you soaked the sausages/ hot dogs before grilling in the chicken stock or wine, it enhances the taste.

How do you know when sausage/ hot dogs are done on the grill?

You can measure the internal temperature of the sausages/ hot dogs with a cooking thermometer. When the sausages reach 155 to 165 F, it will cook properly.


That is an amazing thing. Do you know how to cook hot dogs on the grills? After reading this article, you are easily grilling the hot dogs in your house and enjoying the food in summers or winters evening with family? After done all the sessions, the most important thing is don’t forget to clean up your grill after cooking when you clean the grill every time after use so it will work well. I hope you will prepare for grilling the hot dogs and sausages.

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