Once you make this beer-braised hot dog recipe, you won’t make them any other way. Oh, and you might as well braise that sauerkraut while you’re at it!
Makes 6 Servings
cups refrigerated sauerkraut, rinsed, drained
/2 cup dark beer (such as porter)
tablespoon dark brown sugar
12-ounce bottle Belgian kriek (cherry) or raspberry lambic beer
all-beef hot dogs
grilled hot dog buns
Simmer sauerkraut, beer, and sugar in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat 5 minutes. Season with pepper.
FOR HOT DOGS
Bring beer and sugar to simmer in medium skillet over medium-low heat. Add hot dogs; simmer until dogs plump and beer syrup coats lightly, about 8 minutes. Transfer dogs to grill; reserve syrup. Top each bun with grilled hot dog and sauerkraut; drizzle with reserved beer syrup. Serve with mustard.