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Crockpot hot dogs and sauerkraut in beer

There are some recipes that are very simple to put into action that you may simply not think about, and today we are going to suggest a very tasty way to cook plain old hot dogs. The nice thing about hot dogs is that there is a variety to suit any taste or dietary lifestyle. There are vegetarian hot dogs out there that taste a lot like the real thing, and there are all-beef dogs, hot dogs make from poultry, and franks that contain a mixture of a few different types of meat, so nobody is left out with this recipe.

I personally used to go to a little neighborhood tavern in my hometown of New Jersey where they served hot dogs and kraut cooked in beer in a crockpot for hours, and they had a very unique taste that you just don’t get when they are cooked any other way. The dogs are softer, and they absorb the flavor of the beer and sauerkraut in a particular way that is indescribably tasty. The next time you feel like having a hot dog, try this simple method and I’m sure you will enjoy it.


Six of your favorite franks
One jar of sauerkraut
One or two 12 oz. cans or bottles of beer
Seasoning of your choice
Hot dog buns


The beauty of this dish is in its simplicity. You put the above ingredients in the crockpot, set it to medium, and let them simmer for a few hours until the kraut and the dogs have softened and then serve them on your favorite hot dog buns.


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