Beer Steamed Hot Dog with Gruyere and Beer Soaked Onions Recipe

The simple but unexpected flavors of the Beer Steamed Hot Dog with Gruyere and beer soaked onions topped with a honey dijon mustard. 

This is a very tasty hot dog variation.

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Beer Steamed Hot Dog with Gruyere and Beer Soaked Onions Recipe

Beer Steamed Hot Dog Smothered in Gruyere cheese and fried onions

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 hot dogs
Calories: 434kcal
The slightly nutty flavor of the Gruyere pairs perfectly with the beer steamed hot dogs and onions. This is so tasty with just a little bit of Dijon mustard or go crazy and try a little honey Dijon mustard.
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  • 4 100% all beef hot dogs - or use chicken or turkey hot dogs
  • 12 oz lager beer
  • 1 cup sweet Vidalia or Maui onion - thinly sliced
  • 4 hot dog bun
  • 4 oz Gruyere cheese - grated
  • 1 T Dijon mustard - or a honey Dijon


  • Pre-heat a grill to 400° to 435° F.
  • In a saucepan large enough to lay hot dogs flat, sauté the onions in a drizzle of oil oil.
  • Add beer and bring to a gentle boil. Reduce heat and cook for about 10 minutes until onion s are soft, fragrant, and translucent.
  • Turn off heat. Once liquid has stopped boiling add the hot dogs and cover. Let sit simmering for 3-4 minutes.
  • Place hot dogs on the 400° - 425° grill. Grill, turning frequently for even cooking, until well charred on the outside.
  • When the hot dogs are just about done lower heat and quickly grill each bun and set aside.
  • Top with grilled hot dogs.
  • Top with cheese and beer steamed onions. Heat to melt cheese. Drizzle with Dijon mustard.


Calories: 434kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 818mg | Potassium: 206mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 270IU | Vitamin C: 2.5mg | Calcium: 376mg | Iron: 2.3mg
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