Nov 11, 2011

Tube Steaks with Pickled OnionsRecipe from Weber's Way to Grill™ by Jamie Purviance

Rating: 5 stars

10 Reviews

Serves: 8 // Prep time: 15 minutes | Marinating time: 2 to 3 hours | Grilling time: 5 to 7 minutes

Grocery List

Fresh Produce

  • 1 red onions
  • 1 white or yellow onions

Meat / Poultry / Seafood

  • 8 all-beef hot dogs, each about 4 oz

Oil and Spices

  • 2 tsp celery seed
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbsp kosher salt


  • .5 cups cider vinegar
  • .25 cups ketchup
  • .5 cups white distilled vinegar
  • .25 cups yellow mustard


  • .5 cups granulated sugar
  • 8 hot dog buns



  • 1 small white or yellow onion
  • 1 small red onion
  • ½ cup cider vinegar
  • ½ cup distilled white vinegar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons celery seed
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

  • 8 all-beef hot dogs, each about 4 ounces
  • 8 hot dog buns, split
  • Yellow mustard
  • Ketchup


  1. Trim off the ends of the onions. Cut each onion in half lengthwise. With a very sharp knife, cut the onions into paper-thin slices and place in a shallow, non-reactive dish, such as a glass pie plate. In a medium bowl combine the remaining onion ingredients. Whisk thoroughly to dissolve the sugar and salt. Pour the vinegar mixture over the onions and stir to coat them evenly. Set aside at room temperature for about 3 hours, stirring the onions occasionally. Drain the pickled onions and set aside.

  2. Using a sharp knife, cut a few shallow slashes in each hot dog.

  3. Prepare the grill for direct cooking over medium heat (350° to 450°F).

  4. Brush the cooking grates clean. Grill the hot dogs over direct medium heat, with the lid closed as much as possible, until lightly marked on the outside and hot all the way to the center, 5 to 7 minutes, turning occasionally.

  5. Place the hot dogs in buns. Squeeze your condiment of choice alongside each hot dog and top with pickled onions. Serve warm.

10 Reviews

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Rating: 5 stars

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Rating: 5 stars

Jul 15, 2013

Larry J

Oh my goodness, it is raining and my grill is getting wet...

Ok, maybe a bit ridiculous but I just bought my first Weber gas grill. Put it together yesterday and today it rains - feels miserable. I have had Weber charcoal grills and was given another brand gas grill a while back. I can't wait to start grilling. I just know the money will be well spent and I expect to have my grill until I die. I'd like to put that off for awhile...

If you need a push in the right directions for your gas grill purchase - get the Weber!!!

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Would you recommend this recipe? YES

Rating: 5 stars

Aug 1, 2013

Steve M

Truly a great grill!

I've owned this grill for three years now and it's been amazing. My last grill got rusty and fell apart after only two years. This one has literally not one spec of rust on it. The lid still looks like new and it cleans up amazingly easy. The other nice thing is that it heats up fast, so I don't have to wait 20 minutes to start cooking. We do pizzas, burgers, steaks, pork chops, veggies and even fruit on it, all with great success. Mine has the cast iron grates which hold the heat and give a nice sear. The tank weight is a nice touch even though it's not 100% accurate, it gives you a good general idea of how much propane you have left, pretty smart idea. All in all, this is a great grill that will last four times longer than others costing half as much, so in the end, this is a way better deal. Buy the best and only cry once (when you pay for it), buy on the cheap and cry over and over (every time you have to fix or replace it). I have had such a great experience with this grill that I bought a Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker recently and couldn't be happier with it as well. Keep up the good work Weber!

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Would you recommend this recipe? YES

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