This is a clever twist on the classic bacon-cheese burger. Load the ground beef with bacon, form into hot dog shaped patties, wrap in more bacon and grill. Stuff into a hot dog bun with cheese and jalapenos and you have a great burger (or is it a hot dog?).
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Yield: Makes 4 1/4-pound burgers
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 tablespoon cracked black pepper
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 10 plus 8 strips uncooked Wright® Brand Smoked Bacon
- 1/4 cup jalapeno peppers, chopped
- 1 cup shredded Colby cheese
- 4 hot dog buns
- Preheat grill.
- While grill is preheating, in a medium size bowl mix ground beef, salt, pepper, and Worcestershire sauce; set aside.
- Cook 10 strips of Wright® Brand Smoked Bacon according to package directions. Allow to cool slightly, then coarsely chop.
- In another medium bowl, gently toss the cooked bacon pieces with jalapenos and cheese; set aside.
- Divide burger meat into quarters and roll each quarter between two pieces of plastic wrap to a 6-inch by 4-inch square.
- Place 1/4 of the cooked bacon, jalapeno and cheese filling down the middle of each square. Roll and seal meat into hot dog shape.
- Wrap each burger dog with two strips of uncooked Wright® Brand Smoked Bacon from end to end, securing with a toothpick.
- Place burger dogs on medium-hot grill and cook approximately 15-20 minutes with lid closed, turning every 2-3 minutes or until cooked.
- Remove burger dogs from grill, place on hot dog buns and enjoy!