No Microwave Hot Dog Philly Cheese Recipe

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With the combination of ground meat, raw onions, green bell peppers, white mushrooms, and cheese, everything is superb. Well, my friend, prepare to get your mind blown with this No Microwave Hot Dog Philly Cheese recipe with bun-length wieners!

Fun Fact

Fun fact that has nothing to do with the No Microwave Hot Dog Philly Cheese recipe. I was an adult when I had my first Philly cheese steak.

Before then, the closest thing I got to a Philly cheese steak was a turnover you put in the microwave. I still have not gone to Philadelphia yet, but the sandwich I ended up eating was fantastic!

The Best Of Both Worlds

I am intrigued by crazy, yet creative hot dogs. One day I was inspired by the Philly cheese steak and used bun length wieners to make the No Microwave Hot Dog Philly Cheese recipe.

Using Ground Meat Instead Of The Best Steak?

Whenever I buy steak at the grocery store, I always go with either a NY Strip steak or a rib-eye steak. I may even get filet Mignon if I’m feeling fancy.

Although I am saving money by getting my steaks at the grocery store versus a restaurant, a good steak is still expensive. For this reason, the recipe uses ground meat instead of steak.

This is why the recipe is called No Microwave Hot Dog Philly Cheese, notice the “steak” isn’t in the name. Granted, I could use a cheaper steak, but those steaks are low in quality, and I am not a fan of low-quality steaks.

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How Do You Make The Best Hot Dog?

The way to make the best hot dogs ever is by using good quality ingredients and thinking outside the box. The quality of the hot dog is better grilled than a microwave hot dog.

Can You Microwave A Hot Dog?

Eating a microwave hot dog is a personal choice. Although it may not taste as good, microwave hot dogs are convenient.

Should You Boil Hot Dogs?

For those who do not want to eat microwave hot dogs, boiling is an option. I like to grill or cook my bun-length wieners in a skillet, making the hot dogs crispy.

Getting Creative

The best hot dogs are the ones that uniquely use ingredients you wouldn’t normally incorporate in a hot dog.

Throw some seafood on it, add some fries. Put some white mushrooms, green bell peppers, and raw onions on your hot dog. Do what you want. If the hot dog doesn’t come out well, then try something else.

Making The No Microwave Hot Dog Philly Cheese

Serving Size: 2

  • Hot Dogs
    • 4 Bun Length Wieners
    • 4 Hot Dog Buns
    • 8 Tbsp of Cheese Sauce or 4 Sliced Cheese
  • Philly Cheese Filling
    • 1/2 Tsp Salt
    • 4 Oz Ground Meat
    • 1/4 of a Raw Onion
    • 4 Oz Green Bell Pepper
    • 4 Oz Sliced White Mushrooms
    • 1/4 Tsp Garlic Powder
    • 1/2 Tsp Black Pepper
  • Equipment
    • Skillet, Oven, or Inside Grill (this is based on how you want to cook your hot dogs)
    • Foil (optional if you are using an oven)
    • Pot
    • Stove top
    • Spoon
    • Knife
    • Cutting Board (if you don’t have this item, then use a plate)

Making The Toppings

Cut up your green bell peppers and raw onion. Put the ground meat, chopped veggies, white mushrooms, and seasoning in the pot and cook at a medium temperature for 10 minutes. Stir the food frequently.

Cooking The Bun Length Wieners In The Skillet

Place the hot dogs in an unheated skillet and cook for 4-5 minutes on medium heat. Make sure to turn the hot dogs frequently.

Bun Length Wieners Cooking In The Oven

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Once the oven is done preheating, put your hot dogs in the oven and cook for 3 minutes. After 3 minutes, turn the hot dogs over and cook for another 2 minutes.

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Option For Cooking The Bun Length Wieners On The Grill

When the grill is hot, start cooking your wieners on it for 2-4 minutes.

Assembling A Hot Dog

When the bun length wieners are ready, set them in the buns and add your food from the pot. You will then add your cheese. After that, enjoy your No Microwave Hot Dog Philly Cheese.

Toasted Bun Options

For toasted hot dog buns, you can cook them on medium heat in the skillet for 4 minutes. Make sure to flip the buns halfway through. If you want the inside of the bun toasted, open the bun and have the inside on the surface of the skillet.

On the grill, cook for about a minute. In the oven, preheat it to 450 degrees. Once the oven is ready, place the buns in the oven and cook for 3 minutes. Flip the buns halfway through.

A Hot Dog that is More Than a Hot Dog

I am not the biggest fan of plain hot dogs. If that is the only thing available for me to eat, then I will not be picky. I’ll even save time and eat a microwave hot dog if I am starving.

But if you have the time, energy, and resources, I say live a little and make a hot dog that will make any foodie proud.

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No Microwave Hot Dog Philly Cheese Recipe

Delicious No Microwave Hot Dog Philly Cheese recipe you must try!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 462 kcal

Supplies and Equipment

  • Skillet
  • Inside Grill
  • Foil
  • Pot
  • Cutting Board 

Ingredients
  

Hot Dog

  • 4 Whole Wieners Bun Length Wieners
  • 4 Whole Hot Dog Buns
  • 4 Slices Cheese Below is an alternative for slice cheese
  • 4 Tbsp Cheese Sauce This is an alternative for sliced cheese

Philly Cheese Filling

  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 4 Oz Ground Meat
  • 1/4 Whole Onion Large
  • 4 Oz Green Bell Pepper
  • 4 Oz White Mushrooms Slices

Instructions
 

Cooking The Toppings

  • Cut up your green bell peppers and raw onions.
  • Put the ground meat, chopped veggies, white mushrooms, and seasoning in the pot.
  • Cook at a medium temperature for 10 minutes. Stir the food frequently.

Cooking The Bun Length Wieners In The Skillet

  • Place the hot dogs in an unheated skillet and cook for 4-5 minutes on medium heat.
  • Turn the hot dogs frequently.

Optional: Cooking The Bun Length Wieners In The Oven

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  • Once the oven is done preheating put your hot dogs in the oven and cook for 3 minutes.
  • After 3 minutes turn the hot dogs over and cook for another 2 minutes.
  • Using foil for this method of cooking is an option.

Optional: Cooking The Bun Length Wieners On The Grill

  • Plug the grill and let it heat up for 5 minutes.
  • Cooking the wieners on grill for 2-4 minutes.

Toasting The Hot Dog Buns In A Skillet

  • Cook them on medium heat in the skillet for 4 minutes.
  • Flip the buns halfway through. If you want the inside of the bun toasted open the bun and have the inside on the surface of the skillet.

Toasting The Hot Dog Buns In A Inside Grill

  • Cook for about a minute.

Toasting The Hot Dog Buns In A Oven

  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
  • Once the oven is ready, place the buns in the oven and cook for 3 minutes. Flip the buns halfway through.

Assembling The Hot Dog

  • Bring everything together once the hot dog, toppings, and buns are ready.

Nutrition

Calories: 462kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 27gFat: 36gSaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 103mgSodium: 1238mgPotassium: 487mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 929IUVitamin C: 47mgCalcium: 441mgIron: 2mg
Keyword No Microwave
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