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   Posted 2/26/2010 12:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Since we've mentioned barbecuing lately, what do you prefer? Hot dogs or hamburgers and what do you like on them?

For me I'll take a pass on the hot dogs. Never have been much of a fan and the older I get the less I like them. So give me a great burger any time. Use fresh ground meat, pat it out into a uniformly thin disk, season with some Johnny's seasoning, and cook it until the pink is just barely gone. Then it's on to a fresh bun with mustard, onion, tomato and some dill pickle. Sounds like a meal to me!

How about you?

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   Posted 2/26/2010 2:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Chutz down here in Texas barbq'ing is firing up the smoker and putting on a brisket, ribs, ham and a chicken, lol. I just had to tease you on that one, lol.

The only time I eat a grilled burger is at home. We cook on our grill more than the stove. I love a good hot dog from the grill with some red onion and hot dog relish, yummy.

Now for my burger it is cooked done. I sprinkle a little salt, pepper & garlic on it and once I put the patty on the grill I make a thumb print in the meat and put a dab of barbq sauce or Fischer's grilling sauce in the thumb print, really makes it juicey. For a change I will put some swiss cheese on it. I am partial to the thin sliced red onions, tomatoes and nice thin slices of avacado. But it is not a burger till, I get my jar of Mt Olive bread & butter pickles out, then I am good to go.

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   Posted 2/26/2010 2:37 AM (GMT -6)   
I rarely cook hot dogs on the grill, and as far as hamburgers, welll they are OK but really, for me I like Brats! and I like to par boil them in beer first, and then put them on the grill till they are just crisp on the outside, and then put them on a bun and slit them down the midddle and put fill em up with Ketsup and horseradish and then top it with cheese! Sometimes I will skip the Ketsup and just use horsey sauce! But I do like my brats with cheese! mmmm! The best brats are the ones that look like fresh sausage! Not the ones that come packed like hotdogs!

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   Posted 2/26/2010 7:21 AM (GMT -6)   

I am usually a Healthy Eater, alot of veggies and some meat.  BUT put a HOT DOG on the grill and out goes my willpower (gross huh) love it loaded with onions, sauerkraut and mustard on a nice fresh bun and I'm in heaven!!

Love burgers too but have to be medium rare, big slice of red onion, lettuce, tomato and ketchup....nothing fancy!



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   Posted 2/26/2010 9:44 AM (GMT -6)   
MMM.....Grilled Hot Dogs....I love them. Now my idea of the ideal dog is some mayo, yellow mustard, diced onion and diced tomato. The only thing tastier, as far as grilled dogs go, are ones roasted over a campfire.

Now hamburgers on the grill are one of my big weaknesses. I love taking ground sirloin, ground round and ground chuck in equal amounts and mixing it together. Gives them a really good flavor and there is just enough fat in the meat to make them really juicy but not greasy.
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   Posted 2/26/2010 11:27 AM (GMT -6)   
hamburger well done with lettuce & onion. yumm
hot dogs are great too if they are split in half and grilled till they are crispy. mmmm.


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   Posted 2/26/2010 12:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Since we've mentioned barbecuing lately, what do you prefer? Hot dogs or hamburgers and what do you like on them?
   Dear Chutz,
      Ill take juice double quarter pounder! hehe



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   Posted 2/26/2010 2:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I like Buffalo burgers, and mustard is a must with grilled caramelized onions, fresh lettuce, a big slice of tomato, and a slice cheese, all on a Kaiser Roll. Fries in a hot oil bath, till their crisp, and maybe a Popper or two, or three, or four, or ....! :)


Maybe a slathering of Blue Cheese to dip the fries in too.
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   Posted 2/26/2010 2:30 PM (GMT -6)   
First, let me start by saying I am with straydog 110% on the definition of BBQing in Texas! ;0) Nothing better than a slow smoked brisket or ribs! Mmmmm good!

Now about the hamburger, hot dog debate: I personally love them both! (only cooked at home) I like my hamburgers seasoned with a bit of salt, pepper, liquid smoke, hickory seasoning, and just a touch of BBQ sauce - then WELL done. I also LOVE to switch out my cheeses ~ smoked swiss & cheddar is my all-time FAV! Add a slice of garden fresh tomato, lettuce and pickle or two - and wah-lah - DELISH! (makes me hungry typing it!) ;)

As for hot dogs - I really prefer a chili cheese dog. Grill the weiner lightly, add some chili and cheese and enjoy! :)

What does everyone like for their sides with hamburger and hot dogs? We like homemade french fries around here, seasoned with salt, pepper and Lawry's. I try to bake as often as possible, but every now and then I sneak in a batch of deep fried! It's hard to make yourself eat healthy, isn't it?

Wishing everyone a fabulous Friday and a very low pain day!

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   Posted 2/26/2010 4:24 PM (GMT -6)   
For me it would have to be BBQ Chicken...
and I like a good grilled steak, too...
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