Chili Dog Bacon Cheeseburgers and Fiery Fries

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 28 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 18 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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8 slices center cut or other lean, thick-cut, smoky bacon

1 pound ground lean beef

2 hot dogs, beef or pork, diced

2 tablespoons chili powder

1 tablespoon grill seasoning (recommended: Montreal Seasoning by McCormick)

2 teaspoons Worcestershire, eyeball it

1 teaspoon plus 1 tablespoon hot sauce, eyeball it, divided

2 tablespoons ketchup

Vegetable oil, for drizzling

4 slices deli sliced Cheddar

1 sack (16 to18 ounces) crispy style frozen potato fries

2 tablespoons butter

3 cloves garlic, finely chopped

3 tablespoons chives, a handful


1/2 cup chili sauce

4 kaiser rolls, split

1/4 head iceberg lettuce, shredded

1/4 cup chopped cilantro leaves

1/2 lime, juiced


  1. Preheat broiler to high.
  2. Place bacon on slotted broiler pan. Cook bacon 10 inches from the heat and cook 3 to 4 minutes on each side until crisp then adjust oven to bake setting for temperature recommended on fries packaging.
  3. While bacon cooks, make the burgers. Preheat a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Mix beef with diced dogs, chili powder, grill seasoning, Worcestershire, 1 teaspoon of hot sauce and ketchup. Form 4 large patties. Add a drizzle of oil, 1 turn of the pan and add the patties. Cook burgers 6 minutes on each side, then top with 2 slices bacon and 1 slice of cheddar, each. Turn pan off, cover with loose foil tent and let cheese melt, 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. While the burgers cook, add fries to oven and cook until extra-crisp. Remove from oven. Place butter, 1 tablespoon hot sauce and garlic in a small dish and microwave on high 20 seconds then transfer fries to a large bowl. Toss fries with garlic-hot sauce butter and chives and season with salt, to taste.
  5. Slather chili sauce on the tops of split keiser rolls. Place bacon chili-cheese burgers on bun bottoms and top each burger with lettuce, cilantro, and lime juice. Set bun tops in place. Pile fries alongside and serve.

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