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The Tech Billionaire Hot Dog

Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Food Styling: Robyn Valarik
Total time 30 mins
Yield Serves 4
This is the kind of hot dog that a tech giant might crave, right after cashing in on the IPO: a luxury combo of Kobe beef dogs, creamy cheese, and buttery brioche buns.


  • 4 Kobe beef* or all-beef hot dogs
  • 4 brioche hot dog buns
  • 3 cups baby arugula
  • 1/4 cup red onion slivers
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • About 1/2 cup washed-rind triple-cream cheese, such as Red Hawk*

Nutrition Information

  • calories 545
  • caloriesfromfat 61 %
  • protein 25 g
  • fat 37 g
  • satfat 15 g
  • carbohydrate 28 g
  • fiber 1.5 g
  • sodium 1919 mg
  • cholesterol 180 mg

How to Make It

  1. Heat grill to medium (350° to 450°). Grill dogs until slightly charred all over, about 4 minutes, turning occasionally. Add buns and grill, turning frequently, until warmed and lightly charred, about 2 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, toss arugula and onion with oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl to lightly coat.

  3. Smear mustard and cheese on buns, tuck in hot dogs, and top with arugula salad.

  4. *Kobe beef hot dogs are available from Find Red Hawk cheese at or Whole Foods Market.