Wild Game Hot Dog Recipe with Red Cabbage & Caramelized Onions

40 min.
5 min.

Serves 4 People

Hot Dogs
  • 4 wild game dogs
  • 4 sourdough baguette buns
  • Mayo
  • Mustard
  • Ketchup
  • BBQ sauce
Red Cabbage Slaw
  • 1 red cabbage
  • 1 apple
  • 4 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • pepper to taste
Caramelized Onions
  • 4 red onions
  • 2-3 tsp. organic cane sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • Splash red wine or port
  • Salt and pepper

This hot dog is not only colorful but tastes damn delicious! The interplay between fruity red cabbage, caramelized onions and spicy-mild wild sausages ensures the right taste balance and makes this grill the highlight of your next barbecue evening. A deliciously juicy snack of game, which is easily and quickly prepared. Try the recipe yourself!


Making Wild Game Hot Dogs with Sausages from Wilden Heinrich

For this delicious hot dog recipe, we used Wildwurst from Wilden Heinrich. These succulent bratwursts are made up of local wild game from Weserbergland, Germany and consist of 49% wild boar, 18% deer and 17% wild boar bacon.


DIY Red Cabbage Slaw Recipe

Start with the red cabbage because it needs time to prepare. Homemade red cabbage slaw is very easy to make. First, remove the first layer of the red cabbage leaves and toss them. Then, slice the cabbage thinly with a mandolin or kitchen slicer. Next, grate the apple with the skin on and place into a bowl with the cabbage. Mix well and add salt and apple cider vinegar. Last, knead everything together and press the red cabbage to the bottom of the bowl with your hands – pressing it firmly will make the red cabbage more tender in texture.

Otto’s tip: Fresh red cabbage is generally very firm. To make it extremely tender, let the red cabbage sit in the vinegar and salt mix for an hour before serving or press the red cabbage very firmly and very well.


Caramelize the Onions

Now it’s time for your caramelized red wine onions. Peel the red onions and cut them into thin strips or rings. Then, melt butter in a stainless steel pan. Add the onions and sauté for about 4 minutes. Once translucent, add cane sugar and let the onions caramelize on a low heat with occasional stirring. After about 10 minutes, deglaze the onions with a little red wine and simmer. Then, put the caramelized red wine onions to the side.

otto grill hot dogs


Preheat the Electric O.F.B.

Now, heat the Elektro-O.F.B. for about 5-10 minutes until the quartz lamps shine deep red. Remember to take out the grill grate before preheating so it stays cool.


Grilled Wild Hot Dog

As soon as the Elektro-O.F.B. is heated, place the wild sausage on the cold grill grate and this in the center of the O.F.B., on Meat-O-Meter level 3. Now, grill the dogs at the highest temperature level (but without Powerboost) until they turn golden brown on each side. Then, take the grilled sausage out of the E- O.F.B. and set aside.


Serve grilled hot dogs

Now it’s time to build a hot dog. First, cut up your hot dog rolls – we used small whole grain baguettes for this hot dog recipe. Slather on some mayonnaise, ketchup and barbeque sauce. Then, your grilled wild sausage is ready for the addition of your homemade red cabbage slaw and caramelized onions. Your delicious Wild Hot Dog from the grill is ready. Enjoy!

wild game hot dog red cabbage slaw

A big thank you to Wilden Heinrich for the delicious game bratwursts!

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