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Reuben Dogs | Taste and Tell
We have come to the end of hot dog week.  I have to admit – I could seriously go on for weeks with this.  I’ve had hot dog ideas popping into my mind left and right, and even my husband has been chirping in with other hot dog ideas.  And to be honest – this pregnancy is really kicking my butt most nights, and hot dogs are easy, so you just may very well be seeing more hot dogs in the next 3 or 4 months!!

I really did have a lot of fun with these hot dogs this week.  And today’s recipe was one of the first that I made – that brought about the whole idea of doing a whole hot dog inspired week.  I was flipping through an older issue of Every Day with Rachael Ray, (one of the magazines that I keep all of my back-issues of because I use them so much!), and I came across this hot dog.  And I was brought back to the time that I really started to love the flavors of a reuben.  (This time in pizza/calzone form, and ironically, also a Rachael Ray recipe!) I have enjoyed a few reuben inspired recipes since then, and also a few reuben sandwiches when I’ve been out.  I have really grown to love this flavor combination.

I was so excited to try this hot dog, and was very happy with the outcome.  It was another super simple recipe that was full of flavor.  I would totally eat these again.  And again.  And I was happy to hear that several of you like your hot dogs with sauerkraut (via a Facebook poll a few days ago), so I know you will love these!!

Reuben Dogs | Taste and Tell


Reuben Dogs
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Hot dogs are topped with Swiss cheese, a homemade Russian dressing, sauerkraut and a pickle.
Serves: 8 hot dogs
  • ½ lb sauerkraut, rinsed and drained
  • 8 beef hot dogs
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • ½ tablespoon sweet smoked paprika
  • 8 slices swiss cheese
  • 8 deli rolls or good quality hot dog buns
  • 8 pickle spears
  1. In a small saucepan, heat the sauerkraut over medium heat.
  2. In a medium skillet, bring about 1 inch of water to a boil. Add the hot dogs and parboil.
  3. While the hot dogs are heating, prepare the sauce. In a small bowl, combine the sour cream, ketchup and paprika. Set aside.
  4. Split the hot dogs lenghtwise. On a grill or a grill pan, grill to crisp up the casings. Cover each with a piece of swiss cheese folded to cover the hot dogs. Cover the grill to allow the cheese to melt.
  5. Set the hot dogs in the middle of a split roll or hot dog bun. Top each with the sauce, sauerkraut, and a pickle spear.
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  7. slightly adapted from Every Day with Rachael Ray June/July 2010

And in case you missed any of the hot dog recipes from this week, here they all are!

Mexican Dogs | Taste and TellMexican Dogs


Mac & Cheese Dogs | Taste and TellMac & Cheese Dogs


Hawaiian Dogs | Taste and TellHawaiian Dogs


Sloppy Dogs | Taste and TellSloppy Dogs

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22 Responses to Saturdays with Rachael Ray – Reuben Dogs

  1. Kim says:

    Awesome. I loved hot dog week! I love the flavors of a reuben. I bet this is very tasty.

  2. Giiiiiirl, you’re killing me! This is awesome! I have everything but the sauerkraut which obviously means I needed to go to the store RIGHT THIS SECOND so I can make this for breakfast.

  3. My favorite hotdog yet!! I love Reuben sandwiches and this looks so good! Way to end with a bang.

  4. I love a good Reuben so this hot dog looks the best!

  5. What a fun week with some great ways to dress up hot dogs! I love me a good Cuban sandwich so I am sure I would enjoy these!

  6. Chels R. says:

    Bobby Flay recently made this awesome looking hotdog on Barbecue Addiction from a few weeks ago, (we just got around to watching it) as he was building all the layers of flavor, my mind went right to you! It looked like something that would be up your alley 🙂


  7. I really loved your hot dog week! Thanks for all these fun and yummy ideas!!

  8. sounds like a great summer meal!

  9. I’m a huge reuben lover so this is my favorite dog yet! Well done!

  10. what a fun idea! I enjoyed meeting you so much in Park City! Hope you’re well

  11. Kim Bee says:

    This one looks fab. I cannot believe what you can do with a hot dog. I think the hawaiian is my fave though. I love them all but that one won my heart.

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