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Cheeseburger Hot Dogs are grilled and topped with cheesy, seasoned ground beef. This easy hot dog recipe is like a hamburger and hot dog all in one!

cheeseburger hot dog in blue basket with chips

It’s grilling season, friends! And if you’re planning a cookout anytime this summer, chances are, you have hamburgers or hot dogs on the menu.

Now, I love burgers, and I love hot dogs, but sometimes, I can’t decide between the two. And honestly, hot dogs aren’t always that filling — know what I mean?

So, meat lovers — rejoice! I combined two of my favorite cookout foods and created these hearty, cheeseburger hot dogs. 

It’s like a chili dog, only it’s not spicy. So, these hot dogs are perfect for the kiddos.

hot dog with meat and cheese on top

How to Make Them

You just cook some ground beef, season it a little and mix in some cheese. The cheese helps bind the meat together.

I used cheddar, but American or just about any kind of cheese works here. So, use your favorite.

Then, you take the cheesy meat sauce and spoon it over grilled hot dogs. Or any cooked hot dog, really!

overhead view of hot dog in bun topped with cheese and beef

So, if you’re like me, and you can’t decide between hamburgers or hot dogs, try these cheesy, meaty hot dogs, instead. It’s a delicious compromise! You can serve them with foil grilled corn on the cob, Instant Pot potato salad, Watermelon, Feta and Blueberry Salad and classic red, white and blue poke cake.

Cheeseburger Hot Dogs Recipe

5 from 2 votes

Cheeseburger Hot Dogs

By: Dee
Cheeseburger hot dogs are grilled and topped with a cheesy ground beef mixture. They’re perfect when you can’t decide between a hamburger and a hot dog!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8


  • 1 ½ pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried minced onions
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese or use your favorite cheese
  • 8 hot dogs
  • 8 hot dog buns
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  • Brown ground beef in a small skillet over medium heat, and season with sea salt, onions and pepper
  • Stir in shredded cheddar cheese until melted, and reduce heat to low
  • Grill or cook hot dogs according to package directions, and place one hot dog in each bun 
  • Top each hot dog with some of the ground beef mixture, additional cheese and your favorite toppings


Use shredded cheddar cheese or your favorite cheese in this recipe.


Calories: 287kcal, Carbohydrates: 9g, Protein: 26g, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 87mg, Sodium: 742mg, Potassium: 383mg, Vitamin A: 140IU, Vitamin C: 0.5mg, Calcium: 122mg, Iron: 3.2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main
Cuisine: American
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This post was originally sponsored by Wonder Bread in 2018. It has been updated as of 2020.

I hope you enjoy these easy cheeseburger hot dogs as much as we did!

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  1. Miz Helen says:

    A great recipe for topping those awesome summer Hot Dogs! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen5 stars

  2. Allyson Zea says:

    These are always a hit!

  3. Sabrina says:

    I love this idea! This is the perfect combination for all of your summer BBQs. Yum!

  4. Dorothy at Shockinglydelish says:

    What a fun twist! I know some teenagers at my house that will love these!

  5. Delaney | Melanie Makes says:

    My whole family would love these!

  6. Anna says:

    My kids will love these hot dogs! Two in one – so fun!

  7. Des says:

    Nothing beats a good hotdog, during the summer. This one tops the list.5 stars

  8. Demeter says:

    This is one All American hot dog! Pefect for the holiday and all summer long!

    1. Dee says:

      Yes! We’ll definitely be making these again! Thanks, Demeter. 🙂