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Omaha Dog


You may have heard of the windy-city Chicago Dog and boardwalk-favorite Coney Island Dog, but have you ever experienced a gourmet Midwest twist on a classic hot dog? Well now you can with Omaha Steaks original Omaha Dog recipe! Inspired by the Omaha-famous Reuben sandwich, this unique hand-held beauty heaps mild and nutty Swiss cheese, tangy – yet sweet – thousand island dressing, and distinctly sour and acidic sauerkraut on top of delicious Omaha Steaks Gourmet Jumbo Franks, which are then nestled into a well-balanced sweet and earthy poppy seed bun. Ready to make this doggone delicious dish? Let’s get started!

Why We Love This Jumbo Franks Recipe

When you’re craving a good old fashioned American classic like a hot dog, only one from America’s Original Butcher will do! While Omaha Steaks Gourmet Jumbo Franks are brat-sized perfection that deliver a super-juicy experience all on their own, that doesn’t mean you can’t elevate that experience with a fun and delicious recipe! Butcher-crafted with real Omaha Steaks pork and beef, these fully cooked franks are the perfect base for this Midwest meal that’s sure to be a new family favorite.

Before You Start

Make sure to thaw your Omaha Steaks Gourmet Jumbo Franks in advance to ensure the best grilling experience and check the propane level or briquettes on your grill to avoid any surprise store runs!

Tools You’ll Need Before You Start

  • Aluminum Foil

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Omaha Dog

There's a Coney Dog, and a Chicago Dog… but have you ever heard of an Omaha Dog? This flavorful new recipe takes an Omaha original - the Reuben sandwich - and translates to a bun.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Omaha Dog, Hot Dog Recipes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 330kcal



  • Preheat grill to medium.
  • Stuff each bun with grated Swiss cheese and wrap with foil before placing on bun rack of the grill. Heat for 8-10 minutes, turning often.
  • Grill thawed franks over medium heat, turning regularly, for approximately 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Carefully remove foil from buns and place grilled franks in each bun.
  • Top each with 1 tablespoon of Thousand Island Dressing and 2 tablespoons of sauerkraut.


Calories: 330kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 11g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 730mg | Fiber: 2g

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