American Cookbook #08 – Burger

American-Cookbook2 Burger Dog

Makes 2 servings

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes

Shopping List:

  • 455 gr or 1 pound ground beef (80% lean)
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 slices Cheddar cheese
  • 2 extra-long hot dog buns
  • 20 ml or 4 teaspoons mayonnaise
  • 30 ml or 2 tablespoons ketchup

ground-lean-beefTO MAKE:

  1. Place half the ground beef on a sheet of plastic wrap.
  2. Pat it into a rectangular shape, about ½ inch thick, 8½ inches long, and 4 inches wide.
  3. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Roll the beef into a log, using the plastic wrap as a guide.
  5. Season with more salt and pepper.
  6. Wrap the plastic tightly around the log and twist both ends tight.
  7. Pat gently to slightly flatten.
  8. Repeat with remaining ground beef.
  9. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.
  10. Remove the burger dogs from the plastic wrap and place on the grill, perpendicular to the grates.
  11. Cook until burgers are browned but still pink inside, 4 to 5 minutes, flip, and cook another 2 to 3 minutes.
  12. Place a slice of cheese on each burger dog and grill to medium doneness (an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 60° C or 140 degrees F)
  13. Remove and rest 3 to 4 minutes.
  14. Toast hot dog buns on the grill and spread each with 2 teaspoons mayonnaise.
  15. Place burger dog on each bun and squirt 1 tablespoon of ketchup on top.

Note 1: Use hoagie style rolls when you can’t find extra-long hot dog buns.

Note 2: Another great alternative is to make a slit along the length of the burger and stuff lightly with chunky bleu cheese and press shut. Use Swiss cheese in place of cheddar and grill as stated above.


Amount Per Serving
Calories: 763
Total Fat: 49.7g
Cholesterol: 170mg
Sodium: 921mg
Total Carbohydrates: 25.7g
Dietary Fiber: 0.9g
Protein: 51g

Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve and Lap-band [WLS] persons can eat only half a serving max !

PDF of this recipe: 20150910-AC-08-Burger-Dog