This Junkyard Dog burger is greasy, meaty, and all around mouth-watering, just how a burger should be. Can you take on this beautiful monster?

The Junkyard Dog Burger Challenge!

First up is the recipe for the Junkyard Dog sauce. As with the rest of the burger, this sauce will not compromise on taste for the sake of your diet – let’s get started!

You will need:

  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1 Tbsp chili sauce
  • 1 Tbsp yellow mustard
  • 1/4 cup Ketchup
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 Tbsp diced pickled jalapeno peppers

Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl until the ingredients are evenly distributed. The resulting sauce might remind you of a Thousand Island dressing, only way way better.

Time to move to the grill!

If you have a flat-top, now’s the time to use it. Regular grill grates work great (pun intended!), but a flat top will give you that killer sear all across the patty, and you can’t say no to that…

But before we get to the patty, let’s make a topping for our burger. Get 3 strips of thick cut bacon and slice into thin strips. Lay them down on the flat top (or in a cast iron skillet you have preheated on the grill).

Once most of the fat has rendered down, add one sliced hot dog to the mix. Let it get some color, then add one coarsely chopped sweet onion.

Once the onion starts caramelizing, move the topping over to the side, and give the buns a quick toast.

Next up, get enough ground meat (used here: 80/20 ground chuck) and form it into 2 patties. Place them down into the grease from the bacon and hot dog, seasoning the up-facing side to taste.

When ready, flip the burgers, and place a slice of white cheddar cheese on top of each one. Cook until the patty is done.

Time to assemble the Junkyard Dog burger! Spread some mayo on the bottom bun, then stack the two patties on top. Then top with the bacon-onion-hot dog topping. To finish it off, spread a generous amount of the Junkyard sauce on the top bun…

The burger is ready for enjoyment – have the paramedics on standby. Hope you have fun with this cook!

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