A review of the Dry Aged Uncured Beef Hot Dogs from Porter Road. Find out why you will want these hot dogs for your next cookout or any day of the year.
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Hot dogs have the reputation of being some mysterious log of meat. What's in it? Can you even pronounce the ingredients?
There has got to be someone that makes a hot dog without the mystery. That is full flavor made with things we all know.
Porter Road makes all beef hot dogs that are unlike other hot dogs I have had. Learn about what's so great about these hot dogs.
🏆 Better Hot Dogs
Here is what you need to know about these hot dogs:
- Uncured - No nitrates or nitrites added
- No added preservatives
- Pastured raised beef (never confined to a feedlot)
- Fully cooked
- Gluten free
- No artificial colors or flavors
- Made with dry aged beef
What made me want to give these hot dogs a try the most was that they were made from dry aged beef. Never have had a hot dog that was. I wanted to know if the hot dog would have a more beefy flavor and it did not disappoint in the least.
You could taste the quality of beef in every bite. They are more meaty than any other hot dog I have tried. The texture is quite different, which may not be every one's cup of tea. I think the best way to describe it was dense but tender. My wife and I both enjoyed the more meatiness.
So what is actually in these hot dogs.
- Kosher Salt
- Dry Mustard Powder
- Sweet Paprika
- Celery Powder
- White Pepper
Now that's what I call a clean ingredient list. Try to find that on another packet of hot dogs. Those are all ingredients I can say and buy myself in the store. You can taste them in each bite.
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💲 Where to Buy
If you are lucky like I was to be in the Nashville area you can swing by their butcher shop and get them there as well as stocking up on other meats as well.
Here are some other things you may want to pick up to include in your order for your next cookout:
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🌬️ Air Fryer
In times when firing up the grill isn't possible, I opt to turn to my air fryer to cook these hot dogs.
⏲️ Set the air fryer to 400 degrees for 5-8 minutes. If you like yours on the darker side go with the longer time.
This method is so much better than just boiling the hot dogs. And they taste similar to having been grilled or cooked over a fire.
You will want to make some slices with a knife into the hot dogs before you cook them. This will give you more crispy areas on the outside of the hot dogs.
💧 Dirty Water Method
Are you a fan of hot dogs that come from a cart in any big city? These are lovingly referred to as dirty water hot dogs. The water they come out of looks dirty but it's actually seasonings. Unless that hot dog cart doesn't change their water!
I make my dirty water hot dogs in the Instant Pot. Just add about a 1 quart of water, more if it doesn't cover all your hot dogs. Add in 1-2 tablespoons of vinegar, ½ teaspoon of fresh grated nutmeg, 1 tablespoon of whole peppercorns, and 1 teaspoon of whole cumin.
⏲️ Set the Instant Pot for low pressure for 2 minutes. Allow to sit in the water afterward for at least 10 minutes but the longer the better they will be.