Hamburger Hot Dogs Recipe

Hamburger Hot Dogs Recipe

The Spruce/Diana Chistruga

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 20 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Yield: 4 hot dogs
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
618 Calories
28g Fat
42g Carbs
47g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 618
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 12g 59%
Cholesterol 128mg 43%
Sodium 724mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 47g
Vitamin C 3mg 14%
Calcium 356mg 27%
Iron 7mg 37%
Potassium 710mg 15%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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.

“Don’t think that this is just a novelty dish, these “Hot Dogs” are seriously tasty. I recommend going to the extra effort to prepare some shredded lettuce, onions and pickles to add to the buns for that classic all-American burger taste.” —Noah Velush-Rogers

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A Note From Our Recipe Tester


  • 1/4 cup minced onion

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 teaspoons oil

  • 1/4 cup soft bread crumbs

  • 2 tablespoons milk

  • 1 tablespoon ketchup

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 pound lean ground beef

  • 4 slices Colby cheese

  • 4 hot dog buns, split and toasted

  • Pickle relish, to taste, for topping, optional

  • Ketchup, to taste, for topping, optional

  • Mustard, to taste, for topping, optional

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    ingredients to make hamburger hot dogs

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  2. Position a rack 4 to 5-inches from the top and heat the broiler on high. In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine the onion and garlic with the oil. Microwave this mixture on high until the vegetables are soft, about 1 minute.

    chopped onion and garlic in a glass bowl with oil

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  3. Transfer the onion-garlic mixture to a large bowl. Add the bread crumbs, milk, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, and pepper, and mix well.

    onions, garlic and bread crumbs in a bowl

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  4. Work in the ground beef with your hands until just combined.

    raw ground beef in a bowl

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  5. Form the beef mixture into 4 equal size logs, about 7-inches long and about 3/4-inches thick. Place the logs on a broiler pan.

    logs of formed ground beef on a broiler pan

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  6. Broil the patties, turning once, until a meat thermometer registers 160 F, 8 to 11 minutes.

    broiled hamburger on broiler pan

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

    handburger hotdogs covered with cheese

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  8. Place the patties in hot dog buns and serve with the pickle relish, ketchup, and mustard.

    hamburger hot dogs in buns

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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.