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Big Mac Hot Dogs

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Big Mac Hot Dogs – good in theory, but I am going to preface this with: I, personally, did not like these. Both the Mancub and his girlfriend did, however, so two to one, it was good. Oddly enough, my dislike was based on the cheese – as much as I like cheese, and I really, really do, I do NOT like it on hot dogs. I like cheese filled smokies, but cheese ON my dogs? No!

There used to be a “restaurant” here in Calgary called Tubby Dog and it was basically a hot dog place with every topping you could imagine and then some on them. You did not need anything else with the hot dog – you were full up when (if) you managed to finish one. They closed and I didn’t find out about the closure until the end of April when we were trying to figure out where to go for the Mancub’s birthday supper. We were all pretty bummed out about the closure – they were good hot dogs.

My daughter found a post on Facebook the other day for a restaurant that is serving Big Mac hot dogs and she tagged the Mancub in it. The restaurant is nowhere near us, I think it’s in the States somewhere, so she suggested we attempt to make our own. So I did. Last night.


  • Hot dogs – your preferred kind
  • buns – to mimic the Big Mac, use buns with sesame seeds
  • finely minced onion
  • sliced dill pickles
  • Big Mac sauce – purchased or make your own
  • finely sliced iceberg lettuce
  • 2 slices individually wrapped cheese per hot dog (I only used one and just broke in half) – known elsewhere as American cheese

Heat up those hot dogs. I have an air fryer with a rotating basket attachment, so I jammed all the hot dogs into the basket and let them spin at 370 for 15 minutes. Worked beautifully.

Make the Big Mac sauce if you’re doing so.


  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp yellow mustard
  • 2 TB ketchup
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 2 TB finely minced onion (I actually grated mine – still cried)
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 TB vinegar
  • 2 small dill pickles, chopped fine (I grated these, as well – did not cry)
  • sugar – up to 2 TB, to taste

Mix like mad and set aside to blend happily.

When the hot dogs are done, put one on a bun, put your cheese on top, add a few onions and top with the Big Mac sauce.

Minus the cheese, I think it would have been better, but I’m predisposed to not like the cheese on there. Also, I only really like sliced, wrapped cheese on burgers and in grilled cheese, everywhere else, I prefer real cheese.

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