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Hot dogs not made from junk meat?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created November 22, 2012 at 10:34 PM

Anyone know if I can get hot dogs not made from junk meat? I always seem to find little chunks of hard things in them, probably cartilage. It'd be great if it could be made just from sirloin for example. Of course, it needs to be grass fed :)

089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98

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on November 26, 2012
at 06:54 PM

i've never tried their hot dogs but i get all my other meats from them. i love their little snack beef sticks and their 75% ground beef.

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

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on November 26, 2012
at 12:57 PM

I disagree. there are dozens of gourmet sausage suppliers who are using high quality pork to make sausage. Also, making sausage is easy.

Ae8946707ddebf0f0bfbcfc63276d823

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on November 26, 2012
at 11:50 AM

Yeah, that's true, but maybe hot dogs are a neolithic version of eating nose to tail? As long as it's quality meat, maybe not such a bad thing? Anyway, I've never noticed "chunks of hard things" when eating these, though it might be something I'm just oblivious too. Either way, I hope you enjoy them. They're very good sliced, sauteed in butter and then cooked with scrambled eggs.

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

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on November 26, 2012
at 11:21 AM

Yes, I've eaten them again, and again. They're quite good.

Ed7403e397077dd1acdbf25c7f6e56ce

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on November 26, 2012
at 07:31 AM

I'm in NYS, so I couldn't tell you. I've always thought of Austin as having a hippie/bohemian type community. I'd bet you could find something. Check out for any co-ops or farmer's markets and just ask around

De267f213b375efca5da07890e5efc25

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on November 26, 2012
at 07:19 AM

My overly sensitive teeth seem to have picked up on it. Thanks for the link!

De267f213b375efca5da07890e5efc25

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on November 26, 2012
at 07:18 AM

Never been to that restaurant but did go to school there. Will have to check it out next time I'm around.

De267f213b375efca5da07890e5efc25

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on November 26, 2012
at 07:18 AM

That's really interesting. They claim they're made from real meat - have you tried them? Also, do you know if the casing is from pork? I don't eat it. At least maybe the Bratwust Patties.

De267f213b375efca5da07890e5efc25

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on November 26, 2012
at 07:12 AM

Finding sausage made from choice cuts is also a big challenge. The Wellshire Farms sausage almost seems to be it though.

De267f213b375efca5da07890e5efc25

(3747)

on November 26, 2012
at 07:12 AM

Can butchers make hot dogs to order? Might be worth a shot. Know of any in Austin?

De267f213b375efca5da07890e5efc25

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on November 26, 2012
at 07:11 AM

I've bought those as well and they suffer from the same problem as the Applegate hot dogs.

De267f213b375efca5da07890e5efc25

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on November 26, 2012
at 07:11 AM

That's what I'm buying right now but while made from grass fed beef, it's not made from choice cuts.

0382fa263de4c83328dc34a56e25437f

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on November 24, 2012
at 11:01 PM

What's wrong with cartilage? I eat it all the time, it's great stuff. :)

C2450eb7fa11b37473599caf93b461ef

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on November 23, 2012
at 05:38 PM

I really like these. Sadly, my Whole Foods stopped carrying them, so I need to brave the chaos of Wegmans to pick them up. I bought some Neiman Ranch grassfed beef ones, but haven't tasted them yet.

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Ae8946707ddebf0f0bfbcfc63276d823

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on November 23, 2012
at 12:48 AM

http://www.applegate.com/products/the-great-organic-beef-hot-dog/

Made from 100% organic grass fed beef. They sell them at regular grocery stores (e.g., meijer up here in Michigan).

Ae8946707ddebf0f0bfbcfc63276d823

(9402)

on November 26, 2012
at 11:50 AM

Yeah, that's true, but maybe hot dogs are a neolithic version of eating nose to tail? As long as it's quality meat, maybe not such a bad thing? Anyway, I've never noticed "chunks of hard things" when eating these, though it might be something I'm just oblivious too. Either way, I hope you enjoy them. They're very good sliced, sauteed in butter and then cooked with scrambled eggs.

C2450eb7fa11b37473599caf93b461ef

(3225)

on November 23, 2012
at 05:38 PM

I really like these. Sadly, my Whole Foods stopped carrying them, so I need to brave the chaos of Wegmans to pick them up. I bought some Neiman Ranch grassfed beef ones, but haven't tasted them yet.

De267f213b375efca5da07890e5efc25

(3747)

on November 26, 2012
at 07:11 AM

That's what I'm buying right now but while made from grass fed beef, it's not made from choice cuts.

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Ed7403e397077dd1acdbf25c7f6e56ce

on November 23, 2012
at 01:09 PM

You could look for a small scale butcher that focuses on using organic, grass-fed livestock. They're out there.

De267f213b375efca5da07890e5efc25

(3747)

on November 26, 2012
at 07:12 AM

Can butchers make hot dogs to order? Might be worth a shot. Know of any in Austin?

Ed7403e397077dd1acdbf25c7f6e56ce

(3452)

on November 26, 2012
at 07:31 AM

I'm in NYS, so I couldn't tell you. I've always thought of Austin as having a hippie/bohemian type community. I'd bet you could find something. Check out for any co-ops or farmer's markets and just ask around

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8b7835a7c00bd5ae5d0c4d3d6fbdb17a

(100)

on November 24, 2012
at 09:55 PM

De267f213b375efca5da07890e5efc25

(3747)

on November 26, 2012
at 07:19 AM

My overly sensitive teeth seem to have picked up on it. Thanks for the link!

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96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

(19413)

on November 23, 2012
at 05:34 PM

I totally love these: http://www.northstarbison.com/hotdogs.aspx - they're not as soft as standard SAD dogs. They're a lot more substantial.

De267f213b375efca5da07890e5efc25

(3747)

on November 26, 2012
at 07:18 AM

That's really interesting. They claim they're made from real meat - have you tried them? Also, do you know if the casing is from pork? I don't eat it. At least maybe the Bratwust Patties.

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

(19413)

on November 26, 2012
at 11:21 AM

Yes, I've eaten them again, and again. They're quite good.

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089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98

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on November 22, 2012
at 11:25 PM

US Wellness Meats sells hot dogs online. Only thing is that a minimum order is 7 lbs so you would have to buy a lot of hot dogs or just stock up on their other items, which are awesome.

De267f213b375efca5da07890e5efc25

(3747)

on November 26, 2012
at 07:11 AM

I've bought those as well and they suffer from the same problem as the Applegate hot dogs.

089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98

(5635)

on November 26, 2012
at 06:54 PM

i've never tried their hot dogs but i get all my other meats from them. i love their little snack beef sticks and their 75% ground beef.

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Ed7403e397077dd1acdbf25c7f6e56ce

on November 24, 2012
at 08:59 PM

This thread has me jonesing for white hots from The Piggery in Ithaca... with some small batch kimchi.... mmm day trip coming up...

De267f213b375efca5da07890e5efc25

(3747)

on November 26, 2012
at 07:18 AM

Never been to that restaurant but did go to school there. Will have to check it out next time I'm around.

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3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on November 23, 2012
at 01:45 AM

I bought the US Wellness hotdogs -- not significantly better than Hebrew National. In my opinion, go with a great sausage, cheaper and much better!

De267f213b375efca5da07890e5efc25

(3747)

on November 26, 2012
at 07:12 AM

Finding sausage made from choice cuts is also a big challenge. The Wellshire Farms sausage almost seems to be it though.

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on November 26, 2012
at 12:57 PM

I disagree. there are dozens of gourmet sausage suppliers who are using high quality pork to make sausage. Also, making sausage is easy.

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