A nod the classic Reuben sandwich, these Reuben hot dogs hit on all the flavors of the sandwich and take boring grilled hot dogs to the next level.

Reuben Hot Dogs

Can we talk about hot dogs today?  It’s not a topic we talk about often here but are hot dogs as much of a guilty pleasure for you guys as they are for me?  It seems that it’s part of the “man code” that men love hot dogs but I feel there’s this weird anti-hot dog stereotype so many women uphold themselves to.  When, in reality, we secretly love them.  Especially hot dogs loaded with stuff.

Reuben Hot Dogs

These hot dogs are a nod to the Reuben sandwich I’ve become quite fond of in the past couple of years, and certainly know that Kyle loves too.  If it’s on a restaurant menu, he almost always orders it.  It’s just another reason why I feel like I’ve married my dad.  Or are hot dogs, sausage, and Reubens a general man-thing??  Anyway…

Reuben Hot Dogs

These Reuben dogs are simple to put together.  First, there’s butter.  Because what’s a Reuben without grilled bread??  You’ll spread a little over the outside of the buns and toss them on the grill to toast up.  Then you’ll add some thousand island dressing in the bun opening, top with sauerkraut and a hot dog (we tried Applegate’s all-beef hot dogs for the first time here and loved them) and add some Swiss cheese to the dog.  Then you’ll set the whole thing back on the grill for a couple minutes to let the cheese melt and the bottom of the bun get all buttery-toasted.  And let me tell you, for a man who is a pork-dog-with-mustard-purist, Kyle fell hard for these hot dogs.  I sort of did too. (Totally hiding my secret love right there.)

Reuben Hot Dogs

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 8 hot dogs

A nod the classic Reuben sandwich, these Reuben hot dogs hit on all the flavors of the sandwich and take boring grilled hot dogs to the next level.

Ingredients

  • 8 hot dogs
  • Salted butter, softened (optional)
  • 8 hot dog buns
  • Thousand Island dressing
  • 1 cup sauerkraut, squeezed mostly dry and warmed
  • 4 oz Swiss cheese (we used Jarlesburg), shredded or thinly sliced

Instructions

  1. Grill the hot dogs over a medium-high heat grill. While the hot dogs cook, spread a little butter over the outside of the hot dog buns (not the bottom yet) and lightly grill the buns (this step is optional but highly recommended). Drizzle some dressing inside the opening of the hot dog buns and divide the sauerkraut between the buns on top of the dressing. Place the grilled dogs on top and sprinkle some cheese over the tops of the dogs. Place the prepared Reuben dogs on the grill and close the cover to allow the cheese to melt and the bottom of the bun to toast a little. This should take just a couple of minutes so watch carefully.

Source

Smells Like Home original

http://www.smells-like-home.com/2014/06/reuben-hot-dogs/

Reuben Hot Dogs

  • Cook Time: 10min
  • Yield: 4-8 servings

Ingredients

8 hot dogs
Salted butter, softened (optional)
8 hot dog buns
Thousand Island dressing
1 cup sauerkraut, squeezed mostly dry and warmed
4 oz Swiss cheese (we used Jarlesburg), shredded or thinly sliced

Instructions

  • 01

    Grill the hot dogs over a medium-high heat grill.  While the hot dogs cook, spread a little butter over the outside of the hot dog buns (not the bottom yet) and lightly grill the buns (this step is optional but highly recommended).  Drizzle some dressing inside the opening of the hot dog buns and divide the sauerkraut between the buns on top of the dressing.  Place the grilled dogs on top and sprinkle some cheese over the tops of the dogs.  Place the prepared Reuben dogs on the grill and close the cover to allow the cheese to melt and the bottom of the bun to toast a little.  This should take just a couple of minutes so watch carefully. Remove from the grill and serve immediately.

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  • taraliptak
    June 12, 2014 at 8:27 PM

    They were pretty darn delicious! Hope you get a chance to try them.

  • jambamon
    June 18, 2014 at 1:17 AM

    What kind of buns did you use? It looks like you split them down the top. Makes the presentation nice!

    • taraliptak
      June 20, 2014 at 6:43 AM

      Thank you! I made the buns – will be posting them next week!

  • Carol at Wild Goose Tea
    October 2, 2014 at 10:22 PM

    This makes my hot dogs look boring. What a great idea.

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