BERNER WÜRSTEL (Berner Hotdogs)

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"Three basic food groups: sausage, bacon and cheese! An easy meal from Taste of Austria. For those with large appetites, this might only make 2 servings. I tried to change the servings to say "2-4" but it would not accept that designation. Or, if your sausages are smaller (8 sausages per pound, for example) then each serving might be 2 dogs. It's harder to get the cheese to stay inside of those skinny dogs, though!"

Original is 2 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (290.6 g)
  • Calories 932.3
  • Total Fat - 54.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 17.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 148 mg
  • Sodium - 2449.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 68.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.3 g
  • Sugars - 20 g
  • Protein - 40.9 g
  • Calcium - 197.4 mg
  • Iron - 5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 1.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.6 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Slit the franfurters length-wise from end to end. Cut deeply but not all the way through.

Step 2

Cut cheese so that it fits into the sausage and that you can distribute it evenly.

Step 3

Wrap the sausages with the bacon slices. Use toothpicks to hold the bacon, if necessary.

Step 4

Grill until golden and hot all the way through. Do not overcook or you will over-melt and lose your cheese.

Step 5

Serve with fries, potato salad, sauerkraut or sliced rye bread.

Step 6

Purists use mustard!


No special items needed.

6 Reviews

dienia b

Very tasty Mr picky happy


review by:
(3 Jun 2022)

Daily Inspiration

The hot dogs are yummy and a nice change from regular hot dogs. Like the addition of the cheese and bacon -- delish. : )


(10 Jul 2020)


When I saw this has been getting a lot of reviews the last few days, I couldn't resist whipping this up, since we had everything in the house to make it. And it did not disappoint. The flavors were really enjoyable, and it was surprisingly quick and easy to fix. This recipe would serve 4 for us if we based it on the ounces, but 2 if we based it on the number of hot dogs (regular small size type). Thanks, Linky!


review by:
(25 Jul 2017)


Made for the Austrian region of CQ #4 - I actually tried making them w/2 varieties of meat -- The frankfurter as directed by the recipe & a thicker sausage used in Austria to make the Große Bosna (a popular Austrian fast food that uses 2 sausages). The latter was by far the easier fix as the sausage was thicker, allowed a deeper cavity for the cheese & was much better wrapping the dogs to contain the cheese. All that said, they were so yummy! BUT I found the nutritional facts scary & wonder if the calories & sodium content might be incorrect, esp the sodium content. Thx for sharing this recipe w/us. (A pic will be posted)


review by:
(21 Jul 2017)


I loved the combination of ingredients. We cooked it under the broiler and it worked great. I used large beef hot dogs from the deli.


review by:
(20 Jul 2017)


Yummy dogs. My bacon was thick sliced, so I nuked it for a minute before wrapping the dogs. I used pepper jack cheese (not exactly Austrian, lol) and we really enjoyed these. Thanks for sharing, Linky. Made for CQ4.


review by:
(19 Jul 2017)

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