It was actually pretty easy to come up with "DA BEARS" burger. The Chicago Dog, a hot dog garnished with just about everything but the kitchen sink, is already world famous...and it's pretty easy to make a hot dog shaped burger.

Obviously instead of steaming or boiling like hot dog, you need to grill or sear off the burger version, but that's easy enough to do.  I like to top it with all the traditional garnish...and add just one - cheese - because you know, cheese just belongs on a burger.  Of course, I decided to put mine on the inside, Juicy Lucy style.  Enjoy it Bears fans!


  • 12-inch hoagie roll
  • 1/3 pound of ground beef
  • Shredded cheddar cheese 
  • Sport Peppers
  • Onion (chopped)
  • Tomato (sliced)
  • Relish
  • Yellow mustard
  • Salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • Olive oil


  1. Form a portion of ground beef into the shape of a hot dog.  
  2. Dig a trench in the meat, and stuff it with shredded cheddar.
  3. Seal the meat so the cheese is fully enclosed.
  4. Roll the meat gently on a board with your hands to round it.
  5. Place oil in a pan over medium heat.
  6. Sear the patty for 2-3 minutes on each side.
  7. Transfer the patty to a plate and let rest for 3 minutes.
  8. Open the hot dog (or hoagie) roll.  
  9. Put tomatoes and dill pickle spear onto the roll.
  10. Add the dog burger.
  11. Add mustard.
  12. Add sport peppers, relish, and onion.
  13. Cut the sandwich in half.

I hope my Chicago Dog Burger does “Da Bears” proud.  Enjoy it, Bears fans!

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