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Cheeseburger Dogs with Special Sauce

Author - Serena Wolf
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 hours
Yields: 4 burger dogs


  • 8 100 % beef hot dogs I like Applegate Organics.
  • 4 slices American cheese
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • 1 large tomato sliced into rounds
  • 1 Romaine heart torn into large pieces

For the Special Sauce:

  • 5 tablespoons minced bread and butter pickles
  • ¼ cup non-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha
  • 1 clove garlic grated or finely minced
  • ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika


  • In a small bowl, combine all the ingredients for the special sauce. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Preheat a lightly oiled grill or grill pan over medium-high heat.
  • Butterfly the hot dogs! Slice each hot dog lengthwise almost all the way through—you want the dog to remain attached on one side—then fold it open like a book.
  • Grill the dogs for about 4 to 5 minutes per side or until lightly charred. During the last 2 minutes of cook time, arrange the dogs into 4 pairs of side-by-side dogs. (These are your “patties.”) Top each pair with a slice of cheese and allow it to melt.
  • If you like grilled buns (who doesn’t?), place the buns on the grill cut side down on the grill for about 30 seconds to 1 minute, just until grill marks appear.
  • Add a burger dog to the bottom of each bun and top with tomato, lettuce, and plenty of special sauce. Sandwich everything together and go to town.