Cook German Food Like The Professionals

Ever eaten at a German restaurant and wondered how the chefs make those dishes taste so delicious? Perhaps you tried a hot dog topping that you can’t get out of your head, but have no idea how to make it yourself, or even where to find the ingredients? Well this series just might help you learn that secret and more!

First in the Series

In the first episode of Chef Bjoern’s Pro Tips, he tackles the spicy Giant Chilli Beef Franks from The Sausage Man, with a side of world-famous Stealth Fries from Lamb Weston. Combining some very simple ingredients to make a topping for hot dogs that’ll knock your socks off, and the socks off all the guests at your next BBQ!



Expert Tips on German Cookery

Bjoern Wassmuth, Executive Chef of German Gymnasium, tells The Sausage Man and Lamb Weston how he prepares German food with style and panache. His top tips will help make your hot dogs more impressive, guaranteed. Chef Bjoern’s exclusive insights into how he makes his dishes look and taste amazing are now available for you to try at home!

German Gymnasium

The famous German Gymnasium sits on the junction between Kings Cross and St Pancras International, at 1 King’s Boulevard in London. Part of London’s D&D restaurant group, German Gymnasium specialises in making warming “comfort food” from Germany. Chef Bjoern’s tasty dishes taste fantastic and always look great on the plate.

Perfect Sausage Preparation

Chef Bjoern tells us: “In Germany most sausages are fully cooked before they come to the shop. The best way to reheat them is to either pop them in the oven for a couple of minutes, so they get a nice temperature at their core. Or, when you’re in a restaurant, you heat them in a lightly salted water and then pop them on a really hot chargrill to give them that nice crispy char around the sausage. But be careful – don’t go too hot, because the sausage might pop!”


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GG Chilli Beef Hot Dog Topping

  • Author: Chef Bjoern Wassmuth
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins


Using simple ingredients to create an epic hot dog topping for the spicy Giant Chilli Beef Franks, with stealth fries on the side.


Ingredients Quantities
Giant Chilli Beef Frankfurters 1 per dish
Brioche Jumbo Hot Dog Roll 1 per dish
Lamb Weston Stealth Fries 100g per dish
German Chip Seasoning 1 teaspoon
Fennel & Cabbage Slaw
Fennel 1
White Cabbage 1
Puszta Salat 2 table spoons
Olive Oil Drizzle
Salt Pinch
Pepper Pinch
Spring Onions 1
Fresh Coriander 20g
Chef Bjoern’s Chilli Beef Hot Dog Sauce
Homans Sweet Onion Hot Dog Sauce 3 table spoons
Tomato Ketchup 1 teaspoon
Mustard 1 teaspoon
Worcester Sauce 1/2 teaspoon
Hot Sauce 1/2 teaspoon
Soy Sauce 1/2 teaspoon
Dried Coriander 1/2 teaspoon
Dried Cayenne Pepper 1/2 teaspoon
Curry Powder Spezial 1a 1 teaspoon
Spring Onions 1
Paprikasalat 1 tablespoon
Extra Toppings
Crispy Fried Onions Pinch
Spring Onions 1
Sliced Jalapeño Peppers 1 or 2


Fennel & Cabbage Slaw

Chop your fennel and white cabbage finely in medium length strips. Add Puszta Salat, with some vinegar marinade from the jar. Drizzle with olive oil, add a pinch of salt and pepper. Dice spring onion and fresh coriander together then add to the mix. Marinade this on the side for a few minutes while you prepare the rest.

Chef Bjoern’s Chilli Beef Hot Dog Sauce

Squirt Homman’s Sweet Onion Hot Dog Sauce in a mixing bowl generously. Add Tomato ketchup and Mustard. Add a dash of Worcester Sauce, with a splash of Soy Sauce and Hot Sauce (Tabasco). Drop in your dried Cayenne and Coriander, then your Curry Powder Spezial. Chop some more spring onion, along with some pickled Paprikasalat, then add to the bowl. Mix everything together until all ingredients are combined in your sauce.

Giant Chilli Beef Frankfurters

Heat your Giant Chilli Beef Franks in your oven for 5 minutes (10 minutes from frozen) until hot through. You can also heat these under a grill or in the pan, and they warm terrifically on the BBQ for a few minutes over a low flame. Turning once during cooking, to get both sides nicely charred.


Cook your Lamb Weston Stealth Fries in your fryer until crispy and brown. Toss in a mixing bowl with a sprinkle of German Chip Seasoning and serve.

Plating Up & Additional Toppings

Pack your Brioche Bun with Fennel & Cabbage Slaw, then place your hot Chilli Beef Frankfurter on top. Generously top with Chef Bjoern’s Hot Dog sauce. Add Crispy Fried Onions, Spring Onions, Sliced Jalapeño Peppers (for an extra kick) to perfect your presentation. Then all that’s left is to serve and enjoy!

Chef Bjoern’s Pro Tips – Episode 1: Chilli Beef Hot Dog Toppings

Learn to make Chef Bjoern’s awesome Chilli Beef Hot Dogs, using simple ingredients to create a restaurant quality dish – great for BBQs. Combining a number of ingredients available from The Sausage Man, this topping is easy to recreate and tastes phenomenal!

Cooking with Chef Philli – Episode 4: Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich

Learn to make Chef Philli’s Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich Recipe. A breakfast bun with attitude: including the Bratwurst Snail Sausage cooked to perfection, tasty hash browns, American cheese, caramelised onions and a fried egg to top things off! See the video and get the recipe here!

Cooking with Chef Philli – Episode 3: VW Currywurst Tikka Masala

Learn how to make this epic VW Currywurst Tikka Masala Recipe with Chef Philli. Master Chef Professionals 2020 finalist, Chef Philli Armitage-Mattin, joined Lamb Weston and The Sausage Man to create some fantastic dishes for you to cook and try at home. Check out this third episode in the series and find the full recipe here now!