G’Town Half-Smoke

G’Town Half-Smoke

What’s spicy, beefy, a little smoky and just as important to D.C. culture as its politics? Smothered with onions, chili sauce and lots of Redskins/Wizards/Nationals/Caps love, it’s the Half-Smoke! Half-Smokes are a bite out of our nation’s melting pot, and a delicious one to boot. They are smoked, then grilled and 100% tasty. If you don’t have a smoker, fear not. You can use knackwurst or any pre-smoked sausage for this recipe. 

This recipe makes 1 Half-Smoke. Up the amounts appropriately to feed you and your guests as needed.


  • 1 smoked sausage (knackwurst, bratwurst, etc.)

  • Beef chili gravy (we like the XLNT brand), to taste

  • Hot dog bun

  • Heinz yellow mustard

  • 1 white onion, diced


  1. Grill the smoked sausage.

  2. While it cooks, add the chili into a small pot and throw atop the grill as well.

  3. Toast the bun on the hot grill.

  4. Place the grilled smoked sausage on the bun, top with chili, then mustard, to taste, and then some diced onions. Serve (and devour)!