We sampled a spread of cookout-ready hot dogs and narrowed it down to our favorites. These beef franks were all a home run among our testers.
1. Oscar Mayer Classic Beef Franks
Testers liked the snappy texture and simple, lightly smoky notes of this American standard.
2. Applegate the Great Organic Beef Hot Dog
Unsuspecting samplers didn't realize these franks were healthy (they contain less sodium and fat than other dogs) and chose them for their seasoned, peppery taste.
3. Nathan's World Famous Beef Franks
These wieners were a hit, thanks to a sweet-savory flavor that made condiments optional.