On a charcoal grill, that means banking the coals to one side; on gas, turning on half the burners. Place the hot dogs over the heat and don't walk away! Keep turning them to get grill marks all around and watch them carefully. When they start to expand but before they start sputtering, they're done.
Most hot dogs are already actually cooked so you can remove them from the grill whenever you wish. Generally you'll get good grill marks after about 5 minutes. Leave them on for 2 to 3 minutes more and turn during cooking if desired for even grilling marks. Be sure to serve with fresh buns for best taste!
Place the hamburger patties on the clean, well-oiled grill grate. Grill the burgers over high heat for about 5 minutes per side. Hamburgers are cooked to medium when a thermometer inserted into the middle reads 160 degrees F.
Oven-roasting hot dogs is a great alternative to grilling because you can brown them like you can on the grill.
Because outside elements, grill type, and size determine how long it takes to grill the perfect frank, there's no magic number. That's why you should use a time range of 5 to 7 minutes for standard beef franks, 7 to 10 minutes for jumbo franks, and 15 minutes for quarter-pound franks.
I grilled them over high heat, cut-side down, pressing lightly to ensure maximum contact with the hot grates. I let the hot dogs cook undisturbed for 3 minutes, flipped them over, then cooked for 2 more minutes.
The oven is the next best thing!
Grill the hot dogs over direct medium heat, with the lid closed As for how long to grill the hot dogs, just grill them until nicely browned, 4 to 5 minutes should do, turning once. During the last 30 seconds of grilling time, toast the buns, cut side down, over direct heat. Brush the cooking grates clean.
If you are using a cooking grate, simple place the hot dogs on the grate using tongs. With a basket, you just need to put the dogs in. Once you are ready, place your hot dogs over the fire. Make sure you rotate them at regular intervals to avoid burning and to get an even cook.
Place the scored hot dogs on the lower rack of your pellet grill. Smoke the dogs at 180f for 30 minutes. Increase grill temperature to 350f, and cook the dogs for 10-15 minutes or until cooked. Internal temperature should be 160f before removing them from the grill.
Hot dogs are done grilling in a matter of minutes. It generally takes no longer than 10 minutes for a hot dog to heat through, and it may take less than five. The leaner your hot dogs, the less grill time they require. Most standard-sized beef franks need between four and eight minutes on the grill.
To avoid burning or overcooking your dogs on the grill — which can cause the casing to burst — cook them over indirect heat on the grill grate and move them around frequently so every side gets touched by the heat source," Claudia Sidoti, principal chef and head of recipe development at HelloFresh, told Insider.