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The Artisan Hot Dog

Total Time
25 mins

Everything about this dog is conscientiously crafted by independent producers, from the nitrate-free dogs to the naturally cultured small-batch kraut and artisan gouda cheese.

su-The Artisan Hot Dog

Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Food Styling: Robyn Valarik
 4 locally made nitrate-free beef hot dogs
 4 unsalted pretzel buns*, each about 6 in. long, or 2 unsalted pretzel baguettes cut on the diagonal to make 4 buns
 1/2 cup shredded cumin gouda cheese, such as Willamette Valley Cheese Co.'s*, at room temperature
 4 tablespoons craft-beer mustard, such as Sierra Nevada's Porter & Spicy Brown Mustard
 1 cup spicy sauerkraut, such as Farmhouse Culture Smoked Jalapeño Kraut*, warmed
Step 1

Heat grill to medium (350° to 450°). Grill dogs until slightly charred all over, about 6 minutes, turning occasionally.

Step 2

Meanwhile, cut pretzel buns horizontally partway through. Sprinkle cheese into buns, dividing evenly; then grill buns until warmed, lightly charred, and cheese has mostly melted, about 4 minutes.

Step 3

Spread mustard inside buns, add dogs, and top with sauerkraut.

Step 4

*Find pretzel buns and baguettes and Farmhouse Culture Kraut at Whole Foods Market and other specialty grocery stores. Farmhouse Culture Kraut is also available at See for where to buy Willamette Valley Cheese Co.'s cumin gouda.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 552Calories from Fat 37
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g36%

Saturated Fat 9g45%
Cholesterol 51mg17%
Sodium 1740mg73%
Total Carbohydrate 63g21%

Dietary Fiber 3g12%
Protein 21g42%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.