Slow Cooker ‘Roasted’ Hot Dogs
After our whirlwind weekend, we came home Sunday afternoon EXHAUSTED with about 4 loads of dirty clothes and a very empty fridge. I knew it was time for my fail proof back pocket crock pot life saver recipe! Chili Cheese Hot Dogs! I can not tell you how many times this has saved our family from ordering 40 dollars worth of delivery pizza, or from equally overpriced take out. I don’t know what type of magic the crock pot does to a hot dog wiener but the only thing I can compare it to is one of those hot dogs you get roasted at a fair or a concert. Where the wieners get really plump and juicy with a really crispy skin. This is the ONLY way we make hot dogs now. Also, this is great for feeding a crowd. You can fit up to 60 of these in your slow cooker!
Hot Dogs in a Crock Pot
1 pack of your favorite wieners (We like Ball Park)
a crock pot
Hot Dog Buns
All The Fixin’s
Toss the wieners in the bottom of your crock pot. Do NOT add water! I do spray my crock pot with Pam first because it makes the cleanup so much easier. Spread them around where as much of each of them is touching the crock pot as possible. Cover and set on low for 3 – 4 hours. I take them out and put them on a paper towel to drain a little of the moisture off. (I CANT STAND SOGGY BREAD) Then we top them with whatever we like. We usually have a can of our favorite chili and a can of nacho cheese sauce around for just this purpose. But we also sometimes just top with ketchup, mustard and onion. The point is, HOWEVER you usually top your hot dog, try cooking them this way first. Please let me know what you think and if you have any questions!