Val Al Recipe

Bacon Burger Dogs (Cliff and Theo's Famous)

By Val Al NumNumQueen

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Val's Story

My kids loved watching "The Cosby Show" episodes a few years ago. My son wanted to try Cliff and Theo Huxtable's Bacon Burger Dogs. I came up with these. Just a fun food for our family!

[To improve the healthfulness, I used natural, lean meat products, and served it with Roasted Kale Chips and mixed fresh berries. The kids prefer beef hot dogs and no kale chips.:)]


2 lb
extra lean ground beef
1/4 c
onions finely chopped or 1 tablespoon onion flakes
large egg
1 Tbsp
worcestershire sauce
1/8-1/4 tsp
garlic powder or one clove fresh garlic
1/4 tsp
1/4 tsp
black pepper
1/8-1/4 tsp
cayenne pepper (optional-most of my family does not like spicy!)
hot dogs
natural bacon slices (1-2 slices per
1/2 c
barbecue sauce (your favorite)
hot dog buns or steak rolls
cheddar cheese and/or condiments of your choice

Directions Step-By-Step

Blend first 7 ingredients by kneading them together.
Using a bit more than 1/2 cup of the beef mixture, patted into a rectangle, wrap each hot dog. Cover it completely so that it looks like a cylinder.
Wrap bacon around the outside of the burger dog. If using thinly sliced bacon, I would recommend using two slices.
Grill the bacon burger dogs until the beef mixture is thoroughly cooked (well done). Be careful to turn them and cook well on all sides.
When cooked completely, brush with bbq sauce to your taste.
Serve on buns or rolls with extra bbq sauce, a slice of cheddar cheese, or other condiments of your choosing.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Other Main Dishes, Burgers
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American

  • Comments

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    Sandi Shaffer grannylilac - Jun 1, 2013
    Oh my!!! These sounds delish!!! Grandkids are gonna love em!!! Pinched! :)
  • user
    Bobby Smith bj46 - Jun 1, 2013
    These are awesome. My guys like them with chili and onions on the bun also. Very filling.
  • user
    Val Al NumNumQueen - Jun 1, 2013
    Bobby- Hmm. Chili sounds good. I'm not sure I could eat a whole one if I added much more too it! lol Did you find a recipe or did you just make up your own also?
  • user
    Val Al NumNumQueen - Jun 1, 2013
    I made some corrections that have not posted yet.
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    Bobby Smith bj46 - Jun 2, 2013
    We just really like chili dogs or chili burgers, so this was a suggestion from my son. I just happened to have a can of chili with no beans in the pantry, so we gave it a try. It turned out great. After I finished that though I couldn't eat anything else. LOL