We occasionally have questions about the relative stiffness of our hot dog weenies and how to cook them. They are stiffer than the average Oscar Meyer version because the ratio of meat to fat is higher in ours. That’s intentional, because we are making a dog that is actually good for you. So how do you soften them a bit so that the texture is more akin to what your expectation is in a weenie? Grill or fry them until they split open. Try something new — braise your steaks and chops. In other words, cook them low and slow. You can do it on the stove top in a covered skillet. Ooooh those juices!