Winter Barbecuing With Butterball Turkey Franks #ButterballCanada

28th February 2013

I’m going to be working with Butterball Canada in a series of four blog posts over the next four months – this is my second post.

Is it spring yet? Are we all counting down to the moment that we can put away all the snow pants and boots for another year? If you’re a fan of warmth, sandals, and barbecuing then the winter season is probably cramping your style right about now.

But wait, you don’t have to stop grilling in the winter!! All you need is a barbecue, someone (in my case, the husband) who can shovel a path to the barbecue and someone who is willing to stand in said snow to barbecue. Yes, the husband has done this many times – it’s one of the reasons I’ve kept him around this long. But then said husband goes on a business trip to Denver, so we are forced to break out the indoor grill or grill pan instead.

I decided to try out the Butterball Turkey Franks for the first time this week. I’ve never eaten a turkey dog before so I was curious to see what it would be like. First off, these franks are lactose free and gluten free which is a great option for those with intolerances. They contain no pork or beef and no MSG. 

Have you ever seen a turkey dog before? Well, I wasn’t expecting it to look pretty much like a regular hot dog, but it actually does. They smell the same too – yes, I smelled them.

Now, don’t make the mistake I made and tell your kids that the ‘hot dogs’ you’re making are actually turkey dogs, because if they’re like mine, they will run screaming from the room. They wouldn’t even try them because I birthed the pickiest eaters on the planet. So they had air for dinner, and I had turkey franks. It all worked out in the end.

I do prefer to eat a barbecued ‘hot dog’ while sitting on the deck swatting at mosquitoes but an indoor grill/grill pan will substitute nicely. Once it’s ready, all it takes is some toppings to make it delicious. I usually only add ketchup and mustard on my hot dogs so the Butterball Turkey Frank got the same treatment.

Then I thought I would make one for my husband even though he’s in Denver, because that’s true love, and because he’s more adventurous in his toppings.

Obviously, you can top your turkey frank with anything you like – I tend to be conservative (read: boring) in my toppings. So how did it taste? Actually, I was pleasantly surprised – I thought it tasted good. Yes, I could tell it wasn’t a beef wiener but it still tasted like a “hot dog” to me. I don’t actually eat hot dogs all that often, but I would totally grill these at a family bbq without hesitation.

Get more info on the Butterball Turkey Frank product on their site here.

Check out my last post – Open Faced Turkey BLT Sandwiches here.

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Butterball Canada. In exchange this review, I have received special perks in the form of products and monetary compensation. All opinions on this blog are my own.

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