Lum’s - Classic Beer Hot Dog Recipe

At Lum’s the hot dog steamer was right below the tap for the beer. When they would pour a beer and it had too much head on it they would toss the foam in with the hot dogs that were stewing..

Lum’s hot dog recipe, you can’t taste the beer but the beer herb flavors and tenderizing ability are present.

1 can beer
3 cans water (use empty beer can)
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon caraway seeds
1/2 of a fresh onion
One package, fully cooked Vienna beef hot dogs. Lum’s used a 1/4 pound hot dog.​


Add everything to a pot, bring to a boil, add hot dogs then immediately reduce heat to simmer and let stew for no less then 15 minutes or longer for more intense flavor.

Serve on a quality toasted hot dog bun.

Add sauerkraut and your favorite toppings.

Don't forget a pickle spear.


Enjoying Lum's hot dogs again