Stephanie Izard's Hot Diggity Burger Dog

Stephanie Izard Hot Diggity Burger Dog
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  • 4Servings


  • 1 pound ground beef (85% lean)
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 2 cups vegetable oil, plus more for brushing
  • 1/2 sweet onion, very thinly sliced and separated into rings
  • 1/4 cup rice flour
  • 4 hot dog buns, split
  • 1/4 cup jarred sliced hot pickled cherry peppers


In a medium bowl, mix the ground beef, soy sauce, Chinese ve-spice powder and 1/2 tsp. salt. Shape into four 6-inchlong, hot dog-shaped logs; carefully push a metal skewer through the center of each burger dog. Transfer to a plate and refrigerate 30 minutes.

In a small bowl, whisk the mayonnaise and hoisin; season. Cover and refrigerate.

In a small saucepan, heat the oil over medium until a deep-fry thermometer registers 225 degrees. Pat the onions dry. In a bowl, toss the onions and flour.

Working in two batches and using a slotted spoon, gently lower the onions into the oil. Fry, stirring often, until golden brown, 5 to 7 minutes per batch. Transfer to paper towels to drain; season with salt.

Heat a grill or grill pan over medium-high. Brush the buns with oil and cook, cut sides down, until golden brown. Transfer to a plate. Add the burger dogs to the grill or grill pan; cook, turning occasionally, 8 to 10 minutes for medium.

Place the burger dogs on the buns and pull out the skewers. Top with the hoisin mayo, crispy onions and pickled cherry peppers.