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The Tech Billionaire Hot Dog

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.

Sunset JUNE 2012

  • Yield: Serves 4
  • Total:30 Minutes


  • 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*


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.

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

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 545
  • Calories from fat: 61%
  • Protein: 25g
  • Fat: 37g
  • Saturated fat: 15g
  • Carbohydrate: 28g
  • Fiber: 1.5g
  • Sodium: 1919mg
  • Cholesterol: 180mg

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