Dinner, Outdoor Cooking

Reuben-Style Hot Dogs

Cooking method:

Ninja Woodfire Electric BBQ Grill & Smoker
  • Prep Time: 25 mins
  • Pre-heat Time 10 mins
  • Cook Time 12 mins
  • Total time: 47 mins
  • Skill Medium
  • Serves 4 people

Reuben-Style Hot Dogs

TIP Use the Robust Blend for a rich, classic BBQ smoke flavour. 

Utensils required


Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Wheat, Dairy, Eggs, Mustard

Recipe tags



  • 2 medium onions, peeled, cut into thin wedges with roots attached
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil, divided
  • 4 pork sausages
  • 4 hot dog buns, cut
  • 30g unsalted butter
  • 8 slices Emmental cheese
  • 4-6 tbsp sauerkraut to serve, optional
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped chives


  • 100g mayonnaise
  • 20g ketchup
  • 1 medium pickled gherkins (about 25g), finely chopped
  • 10g creamed horseradish (or fresh, finely grated)
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ tsp hot mustard (or powder)
  • ½ tsp hot sauce
  • Pinch sweet smoked paprika
  • Sea salt and ground black pepper, as desired

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  • Step 1

    In a small bowl, add all the dressing ingredients and mix until combined. 

  • Step 2

    In a medium bowl, toss the onions with 1 tablespoon oil. Season the sausage with the remaining 1 tablespoon. 

  • Step 3

    To install the grill plate, position it flat on top of the heating element and gently press down until it sits into place, then close the lid. 

  • Step 4

    Turn dial to GRILL, set temperature to MED and set time 10 minutes. Select START/STOP to begin preheating (IGN and preheating will take approx. 10 minutes). 

  • Step 5

    When unit beeps to signify it is preheated and “ADD FOOD” is displayed, open the lid, add the sausages to one side of the grill and onions to the other. Close the lid to begin cooking.

  • Step 6

    When the unit beeps and displays FLIP, open the lid and turn the sausages. Give the onions a stir, then brush with butter. Close the lid to continue cooking, check if cooked after 8 minutes and remove cooked food if necessary. 

  • Step 7

    When cooking is complete, transfer sausages and onions to a plate. Place the hot dog buns cut side down to the grill. Close the lid and leave to toast in the residual heat for 1 to 2 minutes. 

  • Step 8

    To serve, divide the Emmental cheese slices between the toasted buns and top with sausages and onions (split standard sausages in half lengthways to fill the buns, if using). Top with sauerkraut if desired, followed by prepared dressing and chives.