Savory Hot Dogs

Mortgage and Lending with George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages NMLS #65149

Rocky Dickerson is hosting the "July Active Rain Challenge - Savory Stories", and asks us to write a post about our favorite July recipes.  I am not much of a cook, in fact I would be a lot lighter if I had to depend on eating my own cooking.  However, I do grill, and my wife and I grill as often as possible during the Spring, Summer, and Fall months.  Grilled food tastes so much better than any other food in my opinion, and is something even I can't mess up.  BUT even with grilling my skills are very limited, so I will post about a quick simple meal my wife and I do several times during the Summer.  It is hot dogs, but not just any hot dog, they are "Big Bites" which I get at a little Italian Market I stop at each week called Lino's.

To start with I simply fire up my gas grill until it is at least 450 - 500 degrees.


My grill has 3 burners, so once it has reached the desired heat, I turn off the middle burner, and leave the two end ones on at full heat.

Then I put on the "Big Bites" which you can see below before they begin to cook.


I do not cook them for any specific time.  I let them cook for as long as it takes for them to look like the ones in the picture below.


Once they are cooked to the way I like them, it is off the grill and onto the plate.  I like mine with lots of onions, pickle relish, the sharpest cheddar cheese I can find, a little mustard, and some chips on the side.



That is it, it is that simple and fool proof, or should I say George proof!!!


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Comments (23)

Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


It has been ages since I have had a hot dog on the grill.  Yours look really good.  Wishing you a great evening.  A

Jul 28, 2021 04:16 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi George- I absolutely LOVE hot dogs but only eat them on July 4 or if someone is serving them. I eat mine almost like yours but no onions and LOTS of mustard. 

Jul 28, 2021 06:24 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

I am not a big fan of hot dogs but do go crazy for a good Tube Steak like the ones they serve at Guida's

Jul 28, 2021 07:23 PM
George Souto

Ed if you like Guida's than you would love Johnny Ad's in Old Saybrook.

Jul 29, 2021 06:51 AM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning George.

I don't own a grill, when I did it was used often.  There is nothing like the taste of grilled food, don't you agree?

Jul 29, 2021 12:25 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning George - I love grilled hot dogs and guess what I had last night.  They taste much better on the grill.

Jul 29, 2021 03:01 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Hmm, your hot dog game is better than mine, haha.  I can't really remember the last time I had a hot dog.

Jul 29, 2021 05:37 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Great job George! Thank you for sharing and thank you for being a part of this month's challenge.

Jul 29, 2021 07:59 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Those hotdogs look scrumptious, George.  And, I agree that food tastes best when it is grilled!

Jul 29, 2021 07:26 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I like a little savory now and again! Good stuff! Looks like a real treat

Jul 29, 2021 10:38 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

George Souto - It has been more than 35 years since I ate hot dogs. I do have to say, yours look delicious! There really is something about cooking outdoors that is very appetizing. I hope you enjoy grilling more often. 

Jul 30, 2021 07:04 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Have you heard of something called the Tijuana mama? I think they're in the south and they kind of look like pickled red hot dogs, from what my friend M tells me.

Jul 30, 2021 09:29 PM
Eileen Burns
Trans State Commercial RE Ft. Lauderdale/Miami/Palm Beach - Fort Lauderdale, FL
FL Probate Agent, Hotel & Land Specialist

George Souto looks fab!  Perfect meal for perfect summer weather😎

Jul 31, 2021 07:55 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi George,
Ironically, I was just thinking about a hot dog this morning. I do love a good hot dog but don't allow myself to have one very often because what's a hotdog without a good bun... and bread is not my hips friend.  LOL 

Jul 31, 2021 07:59 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

George my friend seldom will you find hot dogs on our table but on the 4th of July weekend I had to add it to the menu:) now with that said I don't have a grill so it was indoor stove top grilling with a grill pan. BTW loved the photos and presentation:)Endre

Jul 31, 2021 09:46 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

George - this recipe is Gary approved.  He loves hot dogs with added stuff.   Your version looks great!  I have maybe one dog a year but I do enjoy it when I do.

Jul 31, 2021 01:05 PM
Raymond Henson, eXp Realty
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

Those hot dogs look delicious and perfectly cooked!  Well done!

Jul 31, 2021 01:35 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Wow! Those hot dogs look dee-licious George, you are obviously grilling and chilling thia summer. Thank you for sharing yours and your wife's specialty!

Jul 31, 2021 05:22 PM
Ann Hayden 636-399-7544
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties-St. Louis Missouri - Chesterfield, MO

George Souto ,

Those look delicious!


Aug 03, 2021 05:10 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi George:

I missed this during the challenge...sounds great. I grill all year round - but of course we can do that here! LOL.

Enjoy your weekend!


Aug 21, 2021 05:39 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I haven't had a gas grill for years - but I think next spring I will invest in one!

Sep 06, 2021 07:54 AM