One simple tool has become our favorite for summer grilling season. The Hot Dog Shaper, now available at Walmart, makes it easy to turn ground meat into a perfect-sized hot dog. Simply press, shape and grill. Ground beef works perfectly. We’ve given grilled chicken a go. And this week, we hit the backyard to barbecue up some bison dogs.
To really take “tasty” to a whole new level, our dogs were wrapped in salty bacon, then served in salty pretzel buns topped with bleu cheese. Yep. That recipe is real, and it’s happening right now.
Fun Flavor Twists
Enjoy this recipe as written below. Or try these easy upgrades:
- Mix bleu cheese right into the meat before shaping for a cheese-infused dog.
- Top with feta cheese, instead of blue and a tomato-basil-balsamic salsa for a Greek-inspired twist,
- Serve grilled dogs with a whole bar of toppings. Guests will love customizing their own fixin’s.
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Bacon-Wrapped Bison Burger Dogs
Turn ground meat into a burger dog with these deliciously simple recipe.
- Yield: 4
- 1 pound ground bison
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- fresh ground pepper
- 4 pretzel or hot dog buns
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 4 lettuce leaves
- 1 cup bleu cheese
- 1 tomato, diced
Mix together bison, salt and pepper. Press mixture into the Good Cook Hot Dog Shaper. Grill or cook on stovetop until cooked through. Serve dog in a pretzel bun garnished with mayo and lettuce. Top with bleu cheese and tomato.