This post is sponsored by Hebrew National via Mode Media.
Every year in the Harris household starts off with a bang. It’s almost as though we hit the ground running! 4 out of the 5 kids in our home celebrate birthdays during the first four months of the year, then my birthday and Mr. Harris’ soon follow in May. It feels as though it’s the holiday season, we blink, and it’s summer. With all of the celebrating that we do during those months, food is always served. Luckily we live in a part of California that keeps the weather separated into two categories year round – rain and sunshine – and when it’s not raining, we love to grill. Actually, we’ve even been known to grill in the rain too!
This year Spring began early for us; we hit almost 90-degree weather just a few short weeks ago, so we’ve been enjoying our family time by grilling up some goodness. Some of our favorite things to slap on the grill are hot dogs, and my own personal favorite is Hebrew National® All-Beef Franks.
Hebrew National just tastes good. No added seasonings, no special tricks. Made of wholesome, quality ingredients, they’re tasty through and through. We are in a part of California that grows quality fruits and veggies that are so affordable that I don’t mind paying just a little bit more for all-beef hot dogs. To me the taste alone is worth it. And a quality frank deserves quality ingredients to go with it!
I was obsessed from that day forward and love to add them to our grilling repertoire at every opportunity.
Of course I like to create my own spin on traditional favorites, so I can’t just serve a hot dog on a bun and call it a day. I took a cue from popular food trucks and decided to create my own extreme hot dog, overloaded with all my pantry staples. Onions, garlic, red and green bell pepper and even a bit of jalapeño for a little kick.
The result? A delicious, memorable hot dog we can celebrate year round. Cheers to that!
Ingredients for Street Style Grilled Hot Dogs:
- 1 package Hebrew National® All-Beef Franks
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 small yellow onion, cut into thin strips
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 small red bell pepper, sliced into thin strips then cut in half
- 1 small green bell pepper, sliced into thin strips then cut in half
- 1 jalapeño pepper, finely chopped (with seeds)
- Himalayan sea salt
- fresh ground pepper
- hot dog buns
Open your package of package Hebrew National® All-Beef Franks and slice a few lines across the middle of each one, opening them just a bit. Place on a heated grill over low heat, rolling as needed until browned.
While the franks are browning, sauté up the vegetables on the stove (you can also prepare this beforehand). In a medium sauté pan, heat extra virgin olive oil, then add onions. Lightly sauté over medium/low heat, adding the garlic, then the red and green bell peppers, and finally the chopped jalapeños with a bit of the Himalayan sea salt and some fresh ground pepper. Continue to toss them around a bit, until the vegetables are soft and fragrant – the onions should be a bit on the translucent side.
After you’ve turned the hot dogs the first time, you can add the buns to the top rack of your grill to create a nice toasted effect (optional). Once done, put the franks in the buns and top with ketchup and mustard.
What makes a Hebrew National kosher hot dog premium? It’s all about what makes the cut (And what doesn’t). We’re choosy about what goes into our franks – we use only premium cuts of 100% kosher beef from the front half of the cow and then choose the best from that. No artificial flavors, colors, fillers or by-products. When your hot dog is Kosher, that’s a hot dog you can trust! For more summer fun with Hebrew National, visit facebook.com/hebrewnational.