Hamburger Hot Dogs

Hamburger hot dog

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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 20 mins
Servings: 4 servings

Hamburger hot dogs are a fun twist on a traditional recipe. Instead of serving hot dogs or sausages in a hot dog bun, make burgers! Ground beef is seasoned and formed into a hot dog shape, then served in hot dog buns.

As always, make sure that the ground beef in this recipe is cooked to a minimum temperature of 160 F before you serve it. Use a good food thermometer and make sure that you use it correctly. Put the tip into the ground beef patties from the side, not the top, for most accurate results.


  • 1/4 cup onion (minced)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 teaspoons oil
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs (soft)
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 4 hot dog buns (split and toasted)
  • 4 slices Colby cheese
  • Optional hot dog toppings: pickle relish, ketchup, mustard

Steps to Make It

  1. In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine the onion and garlic with the oil. Microwave this mixture on high for 1 minute or until the vegetables are soft. Remove the bowl from the microwave. Add the bread crumbs, milk, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, and pepper, and mix well. Work in the ground beef with your hands just until combined.

  2. Form the beef mixture into four 7" logs about 3/4" thick. Place carefully on a broiler rack.

  3. Broil the patties 4 to 5" from the heat for 8 to 11 minutes, turning once, until a meat thermometer registers 160 F.

  4. Top each patty with cheese and broil 30 seconds longer, until the cheese melts. You can also grill the beef as you would hamburgers; turn so all sides are browned until temperature reaches 160 F.

  5. Place the patties in hot dog buns and serve with toppings of cheese, pickle relish, mustard, etc.

Glass Bakeware Warning

Do not use glass bakeware when broiling or when a recipe calls to add liquid to a hot pan, as glass may explode. Even if it states oven-safe or heat resistant, tempered glass products can, and do, break occasionally.