Want to have a char broiled hot dog without an actual grill? Maybe it’s too cold outside, or way too hot to fire up the grill. Putting hot dogs in the Ninja Foodi is quick, easy and delicious.
My husband who loves putting any meat on the grill was impressed with how these tasted.
I mean look at them, it’s like you could fool anyone else thinking they were on an actual grill.
We used Ballpark hot dogs, because it’s during the Covid-19 outbreak and that was one of the only choices. ( If you want to see my meal plans during this time when shopping is even more limited tap here.)
I like Ball park but their Angus beef ones are the best. My husband’s favorite is Sahlen’s, but the kids aren’t fans of the chewy skin.
All you need is your Ninja Foodi and a rack. If you love accessories check out this list of must haves for your Ninja Foodi.
For this I found Broil to work great to give it a char flavor. I set the time for 12 minutes. I let it heat up for a minute. Cook until your preferred look and taste.
After 11 minutes this is what ours looked like. If you use hot dogs with a thicker skin you’ll probably want to cook longer.
You could also cook in your buns on the broil setting too. For this I skipped it because our kids like everything mush! But if it’s just the adults the last five minutes of cooking I would put my bun in the Ninja Foodi with the hot dog and cook for a few more minutes.
Of course top with your favorite goodies. We have plenty of onions right now during our stay at home order.
The beauty of the Ninja Foodi is, if you like your hot dog to be steamed, and don’t want to sit and boil water in a pan, you can use the steam setting. You only need to steam for 5 minutes or so.
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And to get real fancy we made this with boxed macaroni and cheese. We are living during different times my friend.
What is your favorite topping for a hot dog?
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