Beef Hot Dogs in the Air Fryer

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Beef Hot Dogs in the Air Fryer taste just as good as grilled ones! They are juicy with crispy exteriors and cannot be easier to make using your air fryer! In under 10 minutes, these beef hot dogs can be served on soft and fluffy brioche buns topped with ketchup, mustard and plenty of relish!

Beef hot dogs on a plate with chips.

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Even though we try our best to eat as healthy as possible, these air fryer hot dogs are a treat meal that my family loves to enjoy time and time again. We grab beef hot dogs and brioche buns from our local grocery store and they are super quick to make in your air fryer on busy weekdays, during the summer and every day in between!

Outside of grilling or smoking hot dogs, air frying is one of the best ways to lock in the juices and achieve a nice crispy exterior. 

Now, you *can* cook hot dogs in the oven, but honestly by the time the oven is finished preheating you could have been sitting and down and eating these air fryer ones! 

Recipe Ingredients

Package of beef hot dogs on a counter with buns near by.
  • Hot dogs – All beef-hot dogs have really amazing flavor and won’t dry out in air fryer like turkey or chicken hot dogs might.
  • Hot dog buns – Brioche hot dog buns are a personal favorite. They are super soft, fluffy and slightly sweet!
  • Toppings – I topped mine with ketchup and plenty of sweet and dill relish. Mustard and chopped white onions are delicious too!

How to Make Beef Hot Dogs in the Air Fryer

All ingredients, measurements, and instructions are in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

  1. Use a knife to cut 3 – 4 shallow slits in your hot dogs so they will be extra crisp on the outside.
  2. Place into the air fryer basket then cook for 6 – 8 minutes at 400 degrees. Feel free to add another minute or two if you want them crispier!
  3. Place them into your hot dog buns then add the topping of your choice!

Hot dog topping ideas

  • Ketchup 
  • Mustard – Yellow or Dijon mustard
  • Relish – Sweet or dill relish or a combination of the two!
  • Chopped white onions
  • Pepperoncinis
  • Dill pickles

Variations

  • Make bacon-wrapped hot dogs!
  • Top with chili and cheese
  • Use a poppy seed bun
Hot dogs with toppings on a plate.

Frequently Asked Questions  —

Is it better to air fry or boil hot dogs?

Air fry! Boiled hot dogs aren’t as flavorful or as crisp as an air-fried one.

Do I have to preheat the air fryer first?

Nope! Just put the hot dogs in straight from the package!

How many hot dogs can I cook in the air fryer?

As many as will comfortably fit! I cooked 4 but 6 could easily fit inside of my Ninja Foodi Air fryer. The main thing is to leave a little room around each one so the hot circulating air can crisp up all the edges.

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Air fryer hot dogs on a plate.

Beef Hot Dogs in The Air Fryer

Beef Hot Dogs in the Air Fryer taste just as good as grilled ones! They are juicy with crispy exteriors and cannot be easier to make using your air fryer! In under 10 minutes, these beef hot dogs can be served on soft and fluffy brioche buns topped with ketchup, mustard and plenty of relish!
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 Hot Dogs
Calories: 266kcal
Cost: $10

Equipment

  • Air fryer

Ingredients

  • 4 Beef hot dogs or the hot dogs of your choice
  • 4 Brioche hot dog buns

Hot Dog Toppings

  • Ketchup
  • Mustard
  • Relish sweet or dill relish

Instructions 

  • Optional- Use a knife to cut 3 – 4 shallow slits in your hot dogs so they will be extra crisp on the outside.
  • Place into the air fryer basket then cook for 6 – 8 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Feel free to add another minute or two if you want them crispier!
  • Place them in your hot dog buns then add the topping of your choice!

Nutrition

Calories: 266kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 671mg | Potassium: 110mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 0.4IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 2mg

All nutrition information is automatically generated and should be only used as a rough estimate. This recipe card may contain affiliate links.

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