Hot Dog Inside All About Hot Dogs - Page 5

HOT DOGS IN THE MAKING  Hotdogs have been known to have a bad name, but they really are not what people think they are. They say that the making is gross, but it is no different than any other processing. They consist of meat trimming and seasonings such as garlic and salt. They have fat trimmings also which helps with flavor. Beef and pork are the two most common meats used in hotdogs, but certain manufacturers have been known to use chicken in them too, but you can always opt out for the 100% beef. They used to be encased with the natural sheep intestine to hold the meat together but now they mainly use starch. There is also another type you can get that is with no casing at all, but they are much easier to process with the casing.