Leftover Love: What to Do With Extra Hot Dog and Hamburger Buns - Rachael Ray Every Day

Leftover Love: What to Do With Extra Hot Dog and Hamburger Buns

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Ever wind up with the perfect number of hot dog buns you need in that bag from the grocery store— no more, no less? Yeah, we didn't think so! If tailgating or burger night left you with too many buns, here's how to use them up.

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Haute Dog

Haute Dogs

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Cinnamon Toast Crunch Crumble

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Crumble

On a baking sheet, bake 1 cup coarsely torn hot dog or burger buns at 300° until dry, about 15 minutes. Let cool. In a food processor, pulse buns, 2 tbsp. sugar and 1 tsp. ground cinnamon until coarsely crumbled. Bake on baking sheet until crunchy, about 7 minutes. Serve over yogurt. Makes about 1 cup.

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Spicy beef burgers

Spicy Beef & Pork Burgers with Bacon-Barbecued Onions

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Cheese Bread BLT

Cheese Bread BLT

Place 2 slices of cheddar inside each of 4 hamburger buns. Using hands, press to flatten. In skillet, melt 1 tbsp. butter over medium. Working in batches, cook until the buns are crispy and the cheese melts, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Spread mayo on 2 of the grilled cheese buns. Top each with crispy bacon, lettuce, sliced tomato and the remaining buns. Makes 2.

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Buffalo Onion Dogs

Buffalo Onion Dogs

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Italian Sausage Frittata

Italian Sausage Frittata

In medium ovenproof skillet over medium- high, toss 2 torn hot dog or burger buns in 2 tbsp. olive oil until golden, 5 minutes; transfer to plate. In same skillet, cook 1 sliced bell pepper and 1⁄2 lb. bulk Italian sausage in 1 tbsp. olive oil until sausage is browned, 6 minutes. Add buns and 1⁄4 cup sliced basil. Pour in 8 seasoned, beaten eggs. Bake at 400° until set, 10 to 12 minutes. Serve with a green salad. Serves 4.

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Spicy Sliders

Spicy Sliders

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Ice Cream Sliders

Ice Cream Sliders

Preheat broiler. Cut 6 slider buns in half. Brush bun tops with melted butter; sprinkle with raw sugar. Broil until browned, about 1 minute. Top bun bottoms with a scoop of your favorite ice cream (we used pistachio). Drizzle the ice cream with chocolate syrup and add the bun tops. Makes 6.

Recipes by Ananda Eidelstein