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

Aug 2, 2013

Kevin R

The grill I have always wanted

Love it! I have been grilling for 30 years - started with the Weber charcoal grill. That, by the way is still around. I gave it to my friend when he got an apartment - he had it for ten years. He gave it to one of his friends - they still have it.
I have had other non Weber grills over the years and you truly get what you pay for. The longest lasted three years with replacement parts starting after one.
I FINALLY got what I should have bought years ago! Sturdy construction. Consistent cooking temperatures and cooking times. You can literally cook just about anything you can cook in the oven or stovetop with it and cleanup is a breeze. And what's better than cooking outside?
A truly fine piece of equipment. I would have given it five stars but having had it for under a year I'm not qualified to rate the durability at this time.

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Would you recommend this recipe? YES

Rating: 5 stars

Nov 4, 2013

David S

Makes a tasty hotdog

The sweet pickled onion with the celery and red pepper really goes well. Probably the best hotdog I've had since I watched a Twins game in MN. The red pepper flakes makes it a little hot which is good. If you don't care for the hotter flavor, I'd reduce the red pepper by half.

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Would you recommend this recipe? YES

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