Healthy Uncured Hot Dogs are Perfect for Game Day Recipes

Tuesday 10th, January 2017 / 13:58 Written by
Healthy Uncured Hot Dogs are Perfect for Game Day Recipes

Healthy Uncured Hot Dogs from Abeles & Heymann Make Perfect Game Day Food

Hot dogs are one of those quintessentially American foods, one that is truly season-less, and healthy uncured hot dogs from Abeles & Heymann are the best. But when it comes time to choose a hot dog for your cookout, holiday, tailgate or in home football party, it can sometimes be daunting to find the right one, especially if you’re looking for healthy options.


Abeles & Heymann, makers of award-winning premium kosher healthy uncured hot dogs and deli, offers a few healthier choices for grilling this summer –uncured, no nitrates or nitrites added all-beef frankfurters, and uncured franks with the added option for lower sodium and fat content. These juicy, plump and heathier hot dogs have no fillers, are gluten free and kosher, too.


“Uncured hot dogs, like cured hot dogs, are fully cooked and should be prepared the same way. In fact, you’ll have a hard time telling the difference in taste between these and our regular hot dogs, which were voted top dog in 2013, beating out major brands. Years of development and refinement have made this into the best kosher uncured hot dog on the market today,” says Seth Leavitt, CEO of Abeles & Heymann.

Chipotle Frankfurter Wrapped in Guacamole Recipe

Made with healthy uncured hot dogs

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This frank has a delicious flavor with a spicy finish; the creamy guacamole cools it off. I wrapped them in a whole wheat wrap to round off the meal and make it super exciting for the kids!

1 Package of Abeles & Heymann Chipotle Franks cooked in a 425 degree oven for 15 minutes (You can substitute with Abeles & Heymann’s uncured or low fat, low sodium hot dog varieties.)


2 ripe Haas avocados

Juice of half a lemon

Sprinkling of garlic powder

Salt and pepper to taste


Mash the avocados and combine with the lemon juice and spices.

Warm up the wraps in a hot pan. Spread the guacamole on each wrap, place the frank in the middle and proceed to roll it up. Slice in half on a diagonal and enjoy. Recipe courtesy of


Beer Battered Mini Franks with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

Made with healthy uncured hot dogs

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1 package of Abeles and Heymann’s mini franks

1 Gallon canola oil for frying

1 Cup all-purpose flour, plus more for coating

½ Cup corn starch

1 tsp kosher salt

3 tsp sugar

2 tsp baking powder

12 oz your favorite beer



Mix the flour, cornstarch, salt, sugar, baking powder and beer in a bowl, whisk together till a smooth batter forms, making sure to get all the lumps out. Refrigerate batter for 30 minutes.

Heat oil in the deep fryer to 350 degrees (alternatively if you do not have a deep fryer, you may use a heavy bottom, deep pot on the stove).


Lightly coat the mini franks in flour.  Using a large skewer, dip the flour coated franks into the beer batter, then drop into the fryer. Using the skewer, flip the franks around in the oil so they do not stick to the bottom of the fryer. Only fry a few franks at a time, turn the franks in the oil occasionally to ensure they are cooked evenly. Repeat the process until the entire package is fried.  Lay beer battered franks on paper towels to drain.


Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

1 part honey

1 part dark brown sugar

2 parts your favorite spicy brown mustard

Mix together till combined


Simple, Quick, Delicious Candied Corn Beef Salad 

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Slice A&H Corn Beef into strips (Note: I used poultry scissors to make it go even faster)

Coat the strips in honey

Heat in a hot pan until caramelized (this will happen fast, so be ready to flip)

Scrape up the bits and immediately serve over crisp romaine lettuce

Serve with your favorite creamy dressing

Many Abeles & Heymann premium deli products can be found at Costco and BJ’s, national chain supermarkets such as Stop & Shop, Shoprite, Kroger, Ralph’s, and Acme, as well as independent kosher stores coast to coast.

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About Abeles & Heymann

In 1954, Oscar Abeles & Leopold Heymann opened a butcher store in Washington Heights, NY known as Abeles & Heymann.  In 1997 Seth Leavitt and his attorney cousin David Flamholz bought out Mr. Heymann and his wife Sophie. Heymann, the only surviving partner, stayed on for over a year to teach the two young guys how to make a hot dog among other things, in the Bronx facility.


Since then the family-run company has moved to a state-of-the art facility in New Jersey, and has seen an over tenfold increase in sales. To grow the business even further, Abeles & Heymann partnered with the manufacturing arm of an Israeli Kibbutz, (Maadany Yehiam, makers of the Hod Golan line of turkey products) and presently produces over 1,000 tons of quality glatt kosher deli a year. In addition to its no nitrate added, reduced-fat and lower-sodium hot dogs, the company produces all-beef hot dogs, beef fry, kishka, cervelat, knockwurst, and cocktail franks, as well as salami, chipotle franks, corned beef and pastrami.


“Our recipes are still a closely guarded secret,” says Seth Leavitt, 44, CEO of Abeles & Heymann, headquartered in Hillside, New Jersey. In 2005 and then again in 2013, Abeles & Heymann kosher franks were voted top hot dog, each time beating out large conglomerate producers including Ballpark, Applegate Farms and Hebrew National, among others. In 2005 the St Louis Post Dispatch wrote: “3 stars-medium red color, nicely chewy, well balanced flavor, not a lot of saltiness; nudged out Ballpark for top spot with bit better overall flavor.” And in 2013, The Forward hailed Abeles & Heymann hot dogs as “spectacular, juicy and meaty with a crisp bite and rich beef flavor.”

All Abeles & Heymann products are certified glatt kosher by the Orthodox Union (OU), Kehillah Kashrus and Rabbi Yecheil Babad. For additional information about Abeles & Heymann, or to use their store locator, go to:  Like them on FB, and follow them on Instagram

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