The Naughty Dog

June  5, 2011
1 Ratings
  • Serves 8
Author Notes

Step off any train in NYC, walk maybe a block, and chances are you'll see a dirty water hot dog cart - quintessential street food, in my opinion.

You'll need a dog that's got some snap - I'd go with a Sabrett. Toppings are totally up to the individual, but here's a spicy onion that is super easy to throw together.

Thanks go to gingeroot and hardlikearmour for helping me name this bad boy. —mrslarkin

What You'll Need
  • for the hot dogs
  • 8 Sabrett all beef natural casing hot dogs
  • 1 12-ounce bottle of Guinness Stout
  • sauerkraut (optional)
  • 8 hot dog buns (we like Martin's potato rolls)
  • for the onions
  • 2 medium yellow onions, halved, sliced thin
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha hot sauce, or to taste
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • pinch of salt
  1. Slowly pour the beer into a medium sized saucepan. Fill the empty bottle with tap water and pour into pot. You should have about an inch or so of liquid. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Take care, as the beer will foam up. Reduce heat if needed.
  2. When the liquid boils, place the dogs in the pot. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes with the lid on. Check to see that your liquid is simmering, and not bubbling furiously.
  3. While the hot dogs are cooking, place onions and remaining ingredients in a microwavable vessel. Microwave on high power for 3 minutes. Stir. Continue cooking for several more minutes, until onions are soft. Check for salt and spice.
  4. Alternatively, cook your onions on the stove top in a separate pot over medium-low heat until soft. Make sure not to brown the onions.
  5. Heat your sauerkraut.
  6. It's time to build your dirty dogs. Nestle one dog in a bun and top with sauerkraut and onions. Dig in. Sometimes it's okay to feel a little dirty.

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40 Reviews

susan G. June 12, 2011
Mr. Onion Fanatic suggested using the onions to make potato salad. Cooked potatoes, cooked onions -- combine. Yummy, and lots of onions left for more fun. Thanks, mrslarkin.
mrslarkin June 12, 2011
Mmmm....that sounds yummy!!!! You're welcome!
Lizthechef June 11, 2011
I know I'm late, Liz, but guess who was at Grey's Papaya when the temps hit 100 in NYC on Thursday? Hope it brings good luck to your fab, as always, recipe...Sorry I missed this one.
mrslarkin June 11, 2011
Hey Liz!! Thx!! Been missing you! Did you like your GP dog??
TiggyBee June 10, 2011
yay for weinergate and those onions!
mrslarkin June 10, 2011
:) Thanks, Tiggy!
susan G. June 10, 2011
Just finished lunch, with your onions. I only made 1/2, just to check, but I can see this will have to be doubled, tripled, and made often. This is the home of an onion fanatic.
mrslarkin June 10, 2011
Really glad to hear that, susan g! So easy and tasty, those onions.
Hilarybee June 9, 2011
Yum! looks like the perfect use for the Zweigle's that I have to smuggle into Ohio! Love the spicy onion and I'm curious what it would taste like with some sort of Asian fusion slaw or maybe a little kimchi?
mrslarkin June 10, 2011
Thanks, Hilarybee! What's a Zweigle's? I bet it would rock with Asian fusion slaw or kimchi or pickled veggies, or....
nannydeb June 8, 2011
Oh, I want that for lunch!
mrslarkin June 8, 2011
Thanks, nannydeb!!
Midge June 7, 2011
Wow, I wish these were sold on my street! When is your Guinness cookbook coming out?;)
mrslarkin June 7, 2011
:) thx. I'm a little...obsessed.
Sagegreen June 6, 2011
mrslarkin June 6, 2011
Thanks, Sagegreen!
lorigoldsby June 6, 2011
We had our first "sabrett" this spring when I went to do the Martha show. It was on my daughter's "checklist" of things for us to do/see/experience because it was quintessential NYC!
mrslarkin June 6, 2011
Glad you got to partake!
MyCommunalTable June 5, 2011
Who can resist a naughty dog? Love all everything about it. Will making things naughty around here. Your wonderful humor comes through as always.
mrslarkin June 5, 2011
Thanks so much, MCT. :)
gingerroot June 5, 2011
Love this! PS, Pound Ridger is giggling at your tag
mrslarkin June 5, 2011
:-) Thanks much! I couldn't help myself.
wssmom June 5, 2011
I cannot think of anything I want more right now than this!!
mrslarkin June 5, 2011
Thanks, wssmom!!
boulangere June 5, 2011
LOL! Just read your tags. You are so naughty!
mrslarkin June 5, 2011
lorigoldsby June 6, 2011
very snarky ;) still snickering
boulangere June 7, 2011
And it's all just gotten naughtier! This is turning into the *street* version of hardlikearmour's GOP Up In Flames.
boulangere June 11, 2011
Snark is my early nomination for word of the year. So rich in all its conjugations and uses.
boulangere June 5, 2011
Whoa, naughty indeed, and very deliciously so. LOVE the condiment mixture.
mrslarkin June 5, 2011
Thanks, boulangere.
EmilyC June 5, 2011
Well, you can't really go wrong with hot dogs cooked in Guinness! These look really good, and I love the color of the onions. I also love the fact that you call for Martin's potato rolls, my absolute favorite!
mrslarkin June 5, 2011
Thanks EmilyC. We love Martins.
aargersi June 5, 2011
yum. Now I really really want a hot dog
mrslarkin June 5, 2011
Thanks aargersi. And I want another one....
inpatskitchen June 5, 2011
Love the Anthony Weiner tag!
mrslarkin June 5, 2011
Hee, thanks inpatskitchen.
hardlikearmour June 5, 2011
PS. love your quick spicy onion technique!
hardlikearmour June 5, 2011
Definitely quintessential street food! Well done, mrslarkin.
mrslarkin June 5, 2011
Thanks so much, hla!!