4th of July Triple Protein Burgers

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  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 8 strips of bacon
  • 4 hot dogs (nitrate and filler free- I used Coleman Natural hot dogs)
  • 1/2 white onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 56 tablespoons leftover homemade mayo
  • head of romaine lettuce


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place bacon on a baking sheet and cook bacon for about 15 minutes until just slightly crispy.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together ground beef, cayenne pepper, smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and a little salt and pepper. Then form in 4 patties.
  4. Cut hot dog down the middle to butterfly the hot dog.
  5. Place beef patties on the grill and cook on both sides until you get however you like your meat cooked. I cooked mine for about 4-5 minutes per side for medium rare.
  6. When flip the beef patties, place butterflied hot dogs on the grill and flip after about 2 minutes.
  7. When all meat is done cooking, place a beef patty in a lettuce leaf, top it with mayo, then a hot dog, then bacon, then any other fixings you like. I used onion and avocado on my burger. Then top it with one more piece of lettuce.
  8. Enjoy summer!