Hot dogs are one of those quintessentially American foods, one that’s great to eat year-round. But when it comes time to choose a hot dog for your family and friends, it can sometimes be daunting to find the right one, especially if you’re looking for healthier options.

Abeles & Heymann, makers of award-winning premium kosher hot dogs and deli, offers a few healthier choices for grilling this summer - uncured, no nitrates or nitrites added all-beef frankfurters, and uncured franks with the added option for lower sodium and fat content. These juicy, plump and heathier hot dogs have no fillers, are gluten free and kosher, too.

“Uncured hot dogs, like cured hot dogs, are fully cooked and should be prepared the same way. In fact, you’ll have a hard time telling the difference in taste between these and our regular hot dogs, which were voted top dog in 2013, beating out major brands. Years of development and refinement have made this into the best kosher uncured hot dog on the market today,” says Seth Leavitt, CEO of Abeles & Heymann.

There are several ways to heat fully cooked Abeles & Heymann Uncured Hot Dogs:

  • Grill: Place your hot dog over medium heat and turn as it starts to brown, about 2-3 minutes on each side. Total heating time is about 8-12 minutes. When grilling frozen hot dogs, heating times will be slightly longer.
  • Steam: Use a Dutch oven fitted with a steamer rack. Fill the pan with water just below the rack. Bring water to a boil, and then reduce to low heat. Add your hot dogs to the steamer basket. Cover tightly and steam 5-7 minutes or until heated through.
  • Boil: In a pot, bring water to a boil. Reduce heat and carefully add hot dogs. Simmer for about 5 minutes. Frozen hot dogs will take a little longer to heat through.
  • Microwave: Though not recommended, the microwave oven should only be used if no other heating method is available. Microwaves vary in power and features, so experimenting with heating times may be needed. Thaw hot dogs before placing on a microwave safe plate. Use a fork to poke holes in it. Heat in 30 second intervals until desired temperature.

Many Abeles & Heymann premium deli products can be found at Costco and BJ’s, national chain supermarkets such as Stop & Shop, Shoprite, Kroger, Ralph’s, and Acme, as well as independent kosher stores coast to coast.

For more information, visit www.abeles-heymann.com and