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Marinated Grilled Hot Dogs

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Hot dogs are a summer staple. I love them on the grill. I never would have thought to marinate hotdogs before. That was, until I tried these marinated grilled hot dogs.

You have to make some little slice marks in the hot dogs, so the marinated can get in there. I just make small diaganal slices on 2 sides of the hot dog. I do it on the top and on the bottom.

Then the hot dog sits in almost like a sauce to marinade. I think if you really wanted to drive home the flavor of the marinade, you could make extra to serve on the hot dogs after cooking. The base of the sauce is chili sauce. Chili sauce is like ketchup with a kick.

Then you add in some spices like garlic powder, onion powder, brown sugar and pepper. There is also a little mustard and worchestershire sauce added into the mix. You can marinade them 20  minutes or up to all day. I did it for an hour but want to try longer next time.

Marinated Grilled Hot Dogs | realmomkitchen.com

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Marinated Grilled Hot Dogs

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Marinated Grilled Hot Dogs | realmomkitchen.com

Marinated Grilled Hot Dogs

  • Author: Laura
  • Total Time: 35 minutes or longer
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x


  • 1/2 cup chili sauce
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp mustard
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 8 hot dogs
  • 8 hot dog buns


  1. In a bowl, combine the chili sauce, onion powder, garlic powder, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, brown sugar, and pepper together.
  2. With a small knife, make small diagonal cuts on the top and bottom of each hot dog, about 1/2 inch apart, cutting part way into the hot dog. The cuts should look like rounded half circle.
  3. Add the marinate to a gallon sized zip-loc bag along with the hot dogs. Place in the fridge to marinate for 20 minutes or up to all day.
  4. Cook the hot dogs on the grill until nicely charred and the cuts open up, about 4-5 minutes total.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Beef
  • Method: Grilling
  • Cuisine: American
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Recipe is adapted from Plain Chicken.

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