Hamburger Hotdogged

Sometimes I like to play with my food and that is exactly what I did here, with my hamburger shaped to fit into a hotdog bun! This was fun to create and add in some greens as much as I could, as you will see as we go through how I went about making this feeding. Also be sure to read all the way through to see how he felt about his feeding.

I had every plan to grill this on my grill for the memorial holiday, which is when I made these for him. Well, Mother Nature had her own plans and decided that feeding the ground with water was what needed to happen…so inside I had to be to feed him, so a grill pan in hand it was.

Let’s Get To Cooking

  • Divide the meat into four equal size portions.
  • Create a well in the middle of each portion to house the cheese.
  • Add 1 ounce of cheese into each well being sure to keep it as much in the center as possible.
  • Shape each portion into the shape of a hotdog, paying attention that the cheese is not peeking out but sealed inside our hamburger hotdogged shapes.
  • Season each hamburger dog with a generous amount of season of choice. For mine I used my own house seasoning that is similar to a season salt that has garlic and onion powder, as well as slat and pepper. You can keep it simple with just salt and pepper, or get as creative as you like.

  • Preheat your grill pan before adding your hamburger dogs to the pan.
  • Add the hamburger dogs to the pan. You want to hear that searing sizzling sound of a hot pan when you add them to the pan.
  • Here’s the hard part, allow them to cook without turning, for about 5-8 minutes.
  • While they are cooking I like to make the toppings, see recipe below for that.
  • Gently turn to the other side, and cook an additional 5-8 minutes (a well done burger is what he likes, if you like it less than that adjust your cooking times to your preference).
  • You will notice that the cheese will ooze out a bit, and that’s ok, this creates this wonderful cheese crust on the outside, that is just the best part of it all.
  • Remove from heat and allow to sit for a few minutes before assembling.

Topping Recipe

  • Mix the mayo, garlic, and lemon juice together, stirring to combine to create a quick aioli.
  • Thinly chop or shred the lettuce like you would making coleslaw.
  • Slowly add the aioli, a little bit at a time to coat your lettuce to your liking, and set aside. Be sure to leave a little bit for the hotdog bun.
  • Dice the tomatoes into cube, this will be your relish.
  • Season with salt and pepper and set aside.

Tiger’s Feeding Feedback

The hot dog hamburger thing was unique. At first I was like WTH! But then I put it all together and it was actually good and made sense!


We are Tiger + Love, with him being Delvecchio and her being Nic. Interestingly enough, I am a vegetarian with veganish tendencies feeding a meat eater who is not too sure about eating no meat at all every single day. So, with that I create food that includes a greater abundance of non meat food items, because my philosophy is that meat should never be the star of the meal all the time! Still giving him what he wants with more of what he needs 🥰

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