We were at the lake for the weekend and I had planned to grill hot dogs for some Chicago-style Saturday afternoon lunch. I had all the ingredients out and prepared to go. I fired the grill up and went to get the dogs. No dogs. After getting a good-natured spousal breakdown of the attributes of a good grocery shopper, I started searching for an alternative ingredient. I was being assisted in my search by my grandson...a 7 year old who was professing his starvation symptoms and major disappointment in dog availability. We stumbled on some ground beef. Here is the result. It is now requested by my grandson any time we bring up hot dogs for lunch.
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- 1Mold beef into hot dog shaped cylinders.
- 2Lightly season with celery salt.
- 3Grill or fry to desired doneness. If grilling, handle carefully. They can be fragile.
- 4Place on hot dog buns and tuck a pickle spear into the bun.
- 5Apply mustard and relish to taste.
- 6Add tomato, pepperoncini, and onion.
- 7Can be really messy when eaten by a 7 year old, so take the time to enjoy watching grandma clean up the mess.
- 8Enjoy. OK.if you can't resist the temptation, a little ketchup may be called for.
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Nutritional Facts for Chicago-Style Burger Dogs.
Serving Size: 1 (381 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 408.3
- Calories from Fat 173
- Total Fat 19.2 g
- Saturated Fat 7.1 g
- Cholesterol 77.1 mg
- Sodium 1335.9 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 31.4 g
- Dietary Fiber 3.6 g
- Sugars 9.3 g
- Protein 27.1 g