Tim Love's Burger Dog

This delicious recipe gives a delicious twist to two old favorites – a burger and a dog. On race day, give your hot dog bun something to brag about with this winning combination of sirloin, brisket, and white Cheddar.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
4 servings


  • 10 ounces sirloin steak tips

  • 10 ounces beef brisket, trimmed of fat, cut into small chunks

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise

  • 1 shallot, minced

  • ¼ cup wild game rub (see footnote)

  • 4 whole wheat hot dog buns

  • 4 slices white Cheddar cheese

  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Lettuce leaves

  • Sliced tomatoes

  • Chopped onion

  • Relish


  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat and lightly oil the grate.

  2. Combine the sirloin and brisket in a food processor and pulse until ground.

  3. Transfer the meat into a large bowl. Add the mayonnaise, shallot, and wild game rub; gently mix.

  4. Divide the meat into 4 equal portions; shape the "burgers" into hotdog shapes.

  5. Place on preheated grill and close the lid. Cook for 4 minutes. Lift lid; flip burger dogs and close lid.

  6. Lightly toast hot dog buns, then set aside.

  7. Sear the burger dogs on all four sides for extra char flavor, about 2 1/2 minutes per side for medium, or until internal temperature reaches 140 degrees F. During the final minute of grilling, top each burger dog with a slice of cheese.

  8. Transfer burger dogs from the grill to a grill bun. Salt and pepper to taste; serve with your favorite condiments.

Cook's Note:

Wild game rub contains 1 part each salt, pepper, and guajillo or ancho chile powder, mixed with 1/2 part each cumin, fresh thyme and fresh rosemary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

580 Calories
34g Fat
28g Carbs
39g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 580
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 34g 44%
Saturated Fat 13g 63%
Cholesterol 130mg 43%
Sodium 579mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 39g
Vitamin C 5mg 24%
Calcium 283mg 22%
Iron 4mg 24%
Potassium 430mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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