DIY Hamdog

A hamburger patty and a hot dog or hamdog on a bun with a squiggle of mustard.

Homemade Hamdog

The cookout chimera of the summmer: the hamdog.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Rising Time 2 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs
Course Baking, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American, Australian
Servings 8


  • oven
  • skillet
  • stove top



  • 3 1/2 C. all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp. Kosher salt
  • 1/4 C. sugar
  • 1 tbsp. instant yeast
  • 2 tbsp. butter room temperature
  • 1 egg room temperature
  • 3/4 C. warm water ~100˚F/38˚C
  • 3 tbsp. melted butter
  • 1 egg white plus 2 tbsp. of water
  • 1 tsp. white sesame seeds


  • 20 oz. ground beef 80% lean 20% fat
  • 8 hot dogs bun-length


  • 2 C. iceberg lettuce
  • 1 medium onion sliced into 1/2" slabs
  • 2 medium tomatoes sliced into 1/2" slices
  • 8 slices cheese (optional)
  • mustard
  • ketchup



  • In a large bowl add all of the bun ingredients. Stir until it forms a shaggy dough.
  • Turn dough on to the counter and knead for 3-5 minutes or until the surface of the dough is smooth.
  • Lightly oil the bottom of a large bowl and the surface of the dough ball. Place the dough in the bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let the dough rise for 1-2 hours or until the dough doubles in size.
  • Using your fingertips, gently press on the dough to remove the gas.
  • Divide the dough into 8 equal pieces.
  • Take one piece of dough and cut 2/3 of it, draw up the edges and pinch it into a parcel. Use a cupped hand and cup the dough ball shaping it into tight a ball. UsiForm the remaining piece into a cylinder. Cut the cylinder in half and attach each piece to the ball so that they oppose each other form a sort of lemon shape.
  • Gently flatten the shaped dough and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Repeat the shaping for the remaining dough pieces.
  • Cover the buns lightly with plastic wrap and allow to rise in a warm spot for ~45 minutes or until noticeably puffy.
  • Preheat oven to 350˚F/177˚C.
  • Gently brush the risen buns with melted butter, then with the egg white mixture. Sprinkle on the sesame seeds.
  • Bake in a preheated 350˚F/177˚C oven for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Gently brush the buns with more melted butter.


  • Divide the ground beef into 8 equal portions.
  • Heat a cast iron pan on medium-high heat for 3 minutes.
  • Place a ball of beef into the pan and using a metal spatula press the firmly to create a bun-sized patty.
  • Cook for 1-2 minutes with out moving, until you see blood on the surface of the patty.
  • Using your spatula scrape the bottom of the pan to loosen the patty and flip. Cook another 1-2 minutes or until no longer pink inside.

Hot Dog

  • Bring 3 cups of water to a boil in a medium sauce pan.
  • Add the hot dogs and cook for 3 minutes.


  • Slice the cooled bun in half.
  • Cut the burger patty in half. Place it on the bottom bun leaving a space for the hot dog to go in the middle.
  • Nestle the hot dog between the hamburger patties.
  • Add a squiggle of mustard to the hot dog and top with lettuce, tomato, and onion. Cover with top bun and eat with gusto.
Keyword buns, hamburger, hamdog, Homemade, hot dog
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