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Get Outdoors – A Simple Summer BBQ

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Hebrew National Hotdogs Beef Franks Chili Dog Fruits (5)
It’s now officially summer and there’s no better way to kick off summer than spending time with your family and friends. Hot days, cool water, plenty of time to play; this is summer. When it comes time for dinner, the one thing our family will agree on is that grilling is a must!

A summer BBQ is easy to put together. Summer BBQ’s are even better if you’re serving family and friends and you don’t have to overthink it! One thing you’ll always find in our house are Hebrew National All-Beef Franks. Made from premium cuts of beef from the front half of the cow, I know with Hebrew National I’m getting the best of the best. It’s why we serve Hebrew National at all of our summer BBQ’s.

Hebrew National Beef Franks Grilling Hotdogs
For our big summer kickoff I really wanted to let the kids have fun. Making your own hot dog bar is incredibly easy. Just provide plenty of delicious toppings for each hot dog so everyone can make their own unique dog jut the way they like it! The combination of franks and these toppings may not be Kosher.

Hebrew National Hotdogs Beef Franks Chili Dog Fruits (33)
I really like to keep things simple and fun so making it a hot dog bar was fun for everyone.

Hebrew National Hotdogs Beef Franks Chili Dog Fruits (6)
Just top with your favorites; as you can see one of our favorites during summer is a chili dog! While adding my own chili on top makes it not Kosher, I can still feel good knowing the hot dogs our family is eating are the very best. I’ll never have to worry about what’s inside a Hebrew National All-Beef Frank.

Hebrew National Hotdogs Beef Franks Chili Dog Fruits (8)

I really like the small red baskets that I found at a local big box store. You can just line with parchment paper and not worry about making a mess with your hot dog. The kids also really think the baskets are fun and they keep the summer BBQ unique and fun. The combination of these toppings on the hot dog are not Kosher.

Hebrew National Hotdogs Beef Franks How to make chili dog

We also served salad with plenty of toppings and dressing. Cutting fruit in the shapes of summer flowers really make the fruit station stand out. Keeping it simple with sides like fruit and salad also help refuel our bodies after a long day of play. It’s important to me that my children get plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables so making their own salad is another fun way to keep them having fun all summer long.

Hebrew National Hotdogs Beef Franks Chili Dog Fruits (4)
Keeping it simple and fun is what it’s all about and you don’t have to overthink your summer celebrations. We think of Hebrew National as one of our official foods of summer, so keeping hot dogs around is another easy way to keep our family having fun all summer long!
Hebrew National Hotdogs Beef Franks Chili Dog Fruits (1)
What makes a Hebrew National kosher hot dog premium? It’s all about what makes the cut (And what doesn’t). We’re choosy about what goes into our franks – we use only premium cuts of 100% kosher beef from the front half of the cow and then choose the best from that. No artificial flavors, colors, fillers or by-products. When your hot dog is Kosher, that’s a hot dog you can trust! For more summer fun with Hebrew National, visit facebook.com/hebrewnational.

What are your favorite tips for an easy summer celebration?



  1. Janet W. on July 26, 2015 at 7:43 am

    This is our favorite brand of hot dogs! They are delicious and great quality!

  2. Mary Happymommy on July 23, 2015 at 6:04 am

    My kids are big hot dog fans! The photos look delicious.

  3. Elena on July 2, 2015 at 7:13 am

    We love to grill hot dogs for our summer pool party

  4. Anne (@notasupermom) on June 30, 2015 at 9:50 am

    We grill all the time, and these are our favorite hot dogs. Always excellent, and I feel good about serving them.

  5. Brandy on June 29, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    This is awesome and so simple. I love BBQ’s – big or small, always a fun event!

  6. Catherine S on June 29, 2015 at 2:00 am

    A summer BBQ sounds like a great idea. I am having one on the 4th. My tip is to keep it simple and easy.

  7. Marcie W. on June 28, 2015 at 8:36 pm

    We have simple cookouts like this practically every weekend during the summer. Between the food and the pool everyone has a great time!

  8. Liz Mays on June 28, 2015 at 7:53 pm

    I like the idea of having all kinds of toppings to put on the dogs! That makes them SO much fun, and Hebrew dogs are really good!

  9. Sabrina @ Dinner, then Dessert on June 28, 2015 at 5:26 pm

    The 4th of July wouldn’t be the same without a backyard barbecue! And hot dogs are mandatory at our house if we’re having a summer barbecue party!

  10. Pam on June 28, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    My favorite tip is to keep a garbage bag handy outdoors so everyone can throw their trash in it, instead of on the ground!

  11. melisasource on June 28, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    I totally love the hot dog bar idea! My first backyard bbq will be on the holiday weekend, and I am going to set it up this way! Thanks for the ideas!

  12. kristi on June 28, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    We just had Hebrew national hot dogs today for lunch ..on the grill of course.

  13. Toni | Boulder Locavore on June 28, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    My family loves barbecues, and we especially love hot dogs! Your hot dogs look and sound delicious, and I can’t wait for my family to barbecue some!

  14. Jeanine on June 28, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    Yum Backyard bbqs are my absolute favorite. I love summer just for having a backyard, a bbq and food with my family. So fun. My old tips are don’t sweat it and go with the flow. No reason to freak out or stress!