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Recipe From from Weber's Way to Grill™ by Jamie Purviance

Tube Steaks with Pickled Onions

  • People

    Serves 8

  • Grilling Time

    5 to 7 min.

  • Prep Time

    15 min.

  • Marinating Time

    2 to 3 h

Serves 8
Grilling Time
5 to 7 min.
Prep Time
15 min.
Marinating Time
2 to 3 h

the Ingredients

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  • 1 small white or yellow onion
  • 1 small red onion
  • 120 milliliters cider vinegar
  • 120 milliliters distilled white vinegar
  • 100 grams granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons celery seed
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 8 all-beef hot dogs, each about 115 grams
  • 8 hot dog buns, split
  • Yellow mustard
  • Ketchup


  • 01 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.
  • 02 Using a sharp knife, cut a few diagonal shallow slashes in each hot dog.
  • 03 Prepare the grill for direct cooking over medium heat (180º to 230ºC).
  • 04 Brush the cooking grates clean. Grill the hot dogs over direct medium heat, with the lid closed, until lightly marked on the outside and hot all the way to the center, 5 to 7 minutes, turning occasionally. During the last 30 seconds of grilling time, toast the buns, cut side down, over direct heat.
  • 05 Place the hot dogs in buns. Squeeze your condiment of choice alongside each hot dog and top with pickled onions. Serve warm.

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