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Playing How To Make Grand Slam Cheesy Nacho Pretzel Dogs | Jeff Mauro

Jeff Mauro—host of Food Network's The Kitchen, founder of Mauro Provisions and White Sox fan—shares his recipe for pretzel dogs complete with a homemade nacho cheese sauce that'll transport you to the stands. 

What's Mauro Provisions? A brand new home delivery butcher boxes with meat sourced locally from Midwestern family farms, butchered to order and shipped fresh from the west side of Chicago.

For more baseball-inspired recipes from our "World Series of Food" episode, check out Rachael's Ballpark Pretzel Bun Burgers with Dijon Ranch Special Sauce and Josh Capon's Ultimate Steak Sandwich.

Catch the MLB World Series kickoff on FOX Tuesday, October 20th at 8:09pm EST (get the full schedule + details on how to watch below) and get all the latest pre- and post-game coverage on CBS Sports.

2020 World Series Schedule:

Game 1: Tues., Oct. 20th @ 8:09 p.m. (ET)
Game 2: Wed., Oct. 21st @ 8:08 p.m. (ET) 
Game 3: Fri., Oct. 23rd @ 8:08 p.m. (ET)
Game 4: Sat., Oct. 24th @ 8:08 p.m. (ET) 
Game 5 (if necessary): Sun., Oct. 25th @ 8:08 p.m. (ET)
Game 6 (if necessary): Tues., Oct. 27th @ 8:08 p.m. (ET)
Game 7 (if necessary): Wed., Oct. 28th @ 8:09 p.m. (ET)

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For the Beer Cheese Sauce:
  • Two 12-ounce cans evaporated milk
  • ½ cup lager
  • 1½ tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons hot sauce
  • 8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, freshly grated
  • 8 ounces pepper jack cheese, freshly grated
  • 4 ounces sliced American cheese, torn up
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
For the pretzel dogs:
  • 6 pretzel hot dog buns
  • 6 jumbo hot dogs, preferably made with natural casing
  • Beer Cheese Sauce, for topping
  • Pickled jalapeños slices, pickled cherry pepper slices or giardiniera, for topping
  • Store-bought french fried onions, for topping


Serves: 6


For the Beer Cheese Sauce, in a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine evaporated milk and beer and cook until alcohol is cooked off, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in Dijon, Worcestershire and hot sauce until combined and smooth. Toss the cheeses and cornstarch in a bowl until evenly coated. Whisk the cheese mixture into the beer mixture and heat, whisking constantly, until the cheese melts and the sauce is smooth, about 5 minutes.

For the pretzel dogs, place a steamer insert in a saucepan with about an inch of water and bring to a boil.  Add hot dog buns and steam, covered, for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, grill hot dogs until charred as desired; the char adds extra texture and flavor.

Add hot dogs to the steamed pretzel buns. Ladle beer cheese on top, then garnish with pickled jalapeños or cherry peppers or giardiniera. Top with a pile of french fried onions.