FoodHomemade poultry hot dogs: A healthier delight for the whole family

Homemade poultry hot dogs: A healthier delight for the whole family

Hot dogs with baguette and mustard
Hot dogs with baguette and mustard
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7:18 PM EDT, May 25, 2024

Are you looking for a way to make delicious, healthy hot dogs that will delight the whole family? I have the perfect recipe for you! These homemade poultry hot dogs are free from artificial additives and preservatives, and their taste is incomparably better than their store-bought counterparts.

Who among us doesn’t love good hot dogs? Unfortunately, we often wonder what exactly is hidden in their store-bought versions. The composition of commercial hot dogs can be worrying: mechanically separated meat (MSM), pork and poultry skins, fillers, phosphates, preservatives, and many other additives. It’s worth trying to make homemade poultry hot dogs to avoid these unwanted ingredients. They are not only tasty but also healthy and free from artificial additives. Perfect for a family breakfast.

Making homemade hot dogs is easier than you think!

You don’t need specialized equipment to make homemade hot dogs. All you need is a meat grinder, a blender, and ice. Additionally, you will need casings for the hot dogs, which can easily be found online. I got this recipe from my neighbor.

Recipe for homemade poultry hot dogs:


  • 2 lbs of chicken or turkey breast
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of sweet paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon of smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon of potato starch
  • 5 oz of ice


  • 3-4 cups of water
  • 2 oz of curing salt
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 allspice berries
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 1 grated clove of garlic


  1. Prepare the brine: mix all the ingredients in a pot. Place the meat in the brine and leave it overnight in the fridge.
  2. The next day, remove the meat from the brine and grind it twice with a meat grinder.
  3. Add ice, potato starch, and all spices to the ground meat, then mix thoroughly into a uniform mass.
  4. Prepare the casings for the hot dogs: rinse them to make them more elastic, then place them on the stuffing attachment of the meat grinder.
  5. Fill the casings with the meat mixture, making knots between the sausages.
  6. Poach the hot dogs for about 10-15 minutes in water at 170°F.
  7. The ready-to-eat hot dogs can be eaten immediately or cooled and stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Try this simple recipe and see how delicious and healthy homemade hot dogs can be!

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