Bacon Burger Dogs (Cliff and Theo's Famous)

Val Al


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.:)]

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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


1Blend first 7 ingredients by kneading them together.

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2Using 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.

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3Wrap bacon around the outside of the burger dog. If using thinly sliced bacon, I would recommend using two slices.

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4Grill the bacon burger dogs until the beef mixture is thoroughly cooked (well done). Be careful to turn them and cook well on all sides.

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5When cooked completely, brush with bbq sauce to your taste.

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6Serve on buns or rolls with extra bbq sauce, a slice of cheddar cheese, or other condiments of your choosing.

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About this Recipe

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