These were so good, I'm sad that Josh was the only one who made them the first time we tried them in 2010.
- 1 thin bun, hamburger or hot dog style works
- 1 low fat hot dog (or turkey or chicken)
- 1 slice low fat processed cheese (you can also use unprocessed)
- 1 slice bacon or turkey bacon
- any normal hot dog toppings you desire
- Cut the hot dog in half “hot dog style” and leave it slightly attached. Put the flat sides down into a frying pan (without oil is okay since hot dogs have enough moisture inside). Let it brown.
- In the mean time, put the bun in the toaster or the broiler to toast it. Cook your bacon in another frying pan or the microwave.
- When the hot dog is done on the flat side, flip it over and put the cheese on the now-browned side while the opposite side browns.
- Dab the grease off the bacon and lay the bacon on top of the cheese. Place the hot dog on the hot dog bun and leave it under the broiler until the cheese melts.
- Place hot dog toppings on.
With the hamburger bun we used tonight, I had to cut the hot dog at about the 3/4 mark and lay the 1/4 next to the 3/4, filling most of the round bun. One square slice of processed cheese covered perfectly.
UPDATE: as I make these now I toast the bun, lay the bacon on the toasted bun, then the cheese, then the hot dog, add my toppings and just let the cheese melt like that. I don't use the broiler