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Grilled Frankfurter With Smoked Sauerkraut & Bacon

Traeger Kitchen


Grilled Frankfurter With Smoked Sauerkraut & Bacon

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Cook Time

45 Minutes

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Pair this German frankfurter with your favorite German beer and sink your teeth into this tangy dog. This dog is grilled, loaded with a homemade sauerkraut, slathered with whole grain mustard and topped with bacon for a perfectly balanced bite.

Ingredients

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4

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    Steps

    • 1

      When ready to cook, set temperature to 180℉ (85 C)and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.
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    • 2

      Place the bacon directly on the grill grate and smoke 30-40 minutes until crisp. Remove from heat and roughly chop.
    • 3

      For the Sauerkraut: Place the cabbage, cut into quarters, directly on the grill grate and smoke 25-30 minutes or until it has picked up the smoke flavor (be careful because after the salt is added to the cabbage the smoke tends to intensify).
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    • 4

      Remove cabbage from the grill and cool. Slice thinly and transfer to a medium bowl. Sprinkle salt and caraway over cabbage and massage 25-30 minutes until the cabbage has released some of its liquid and begins to soften. Transfer to a sterilized plastic container and place an inverted plate over the cabbage.
    • 5

      Place a weight (we used a mason jar full of water) on top of the inverted plate or weigh the cabbage down. It should be submerged in liquid at all times. If needed at a little bit of water to ensure it is submerged. Cover with a tight fitting lid and let sit for up to two weeks at room temperature before moving to the fridge.
    • 6

      For the Franks: When ready to cook, Set temperature to High and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes. For optimal results, set to 500℉ (260 C) if available.
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    • 7

      Place the franks directly on the grill grate and cook 10-15 minutes until franks are lightly browned.
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      To serve, place each frank in a bun, top with crumbled bacon and smoked sauerkraut. Enjoy!

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