Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
h a l f b a k e r y
It's as much a hovercraft as a pancake is a waffle.

idea: add, search, annotate, link, view, overview, recent, by name, random

meta: news, help, about, links, report a problem

account: browse anonymously, or get an account and write.



hotdog shaped Hamburgers

Beat the supermarket bun packaging marketing scams
  (+10, -1)(+10, -1)
(+10, -1)
  [vote for,

here is a simple idea for all you barbeqing fans, when you make your trip to the supermarket just buy hotdog rolls. Make your hamburgers the shape of a hotdog and your good to go.

Why you may ask........

Because hotdogs come in packs of 10 and rolls in packs of 8. This is a marketing ploy so you never have the right ammout of rolls. Also the different shapes of hotdogs and hamburgers require that you buy 2 different shaped buns, I think this is yet another way to make money.

Also the hamburger will taste the same and has the added bonus of being easy to eat with the condiments and salad being more evenly distributed.

Alternativly, if only they made hamburger shaped hotdogs!

farker, Jul 29 2004

Kofte? http://aggregate.or...nkd/FOOD/kofte.html
[st3f, Oct 06 2004, last modified Oct 17 2004]

Intelligent meat. http://www.fugly.co...category=all&id=279
[destructionism, Oct 06 2004, last modified Oct 17 2004]


       I bought a package of eight hotdogs and eight buns last weekend at the grocery store. I was disappointed because I have two left-over dogs in the freezer whose buns went bad. Anyway, [+] despite the nonsense in your post.
contracts, Jul 29 2004

       Make your own hamburgers, then they can be any shape you wish (within the bounds of your patty-shaping talents). Buns likewise.
angel, Jul 29 2004

       If you pattied them yourself, would they hold together okay? And they would probably cook shorter, right? I'm gonna have to try this...
ghillie, Jul 29 2004

       ghillie, have you never made your own burgers.... your missing out   

       im excited someone is going to try it, in fact im gonna try it
farker, Jul 29 2004

       Congratulations [farker] you have just invented the beef sausage. Multitudes of British breakfast eaters will be forever in your debt.
ConsulFlaminicus, Jul 29 2004

       Wha-? Of course I have... I'm not very good at it, though...
ghillie, Jul 29 2004

       somehow I think this idea would be way more funny if it were hamburger shaped hot dogs... ew, nevermind... just picturing them is creeping me out
luecke, Jul 29 2004

       bwv--is this the same grandma that yelled at you every time you lit up?
Machiavelli, Jul 29 2004

       Lula Kabobs (lamb/beef burger with tasty spices) handle this task/size/shape nicely.
thumbwax, Jul 30 2004

       Bwv61 - Your grandmother may enjoy a peek at this site. Hot dog "art"   

theHare, Jul 30 2004

       it's baked, about 10 years ago mom used to cook burgers that you could buy pre-wrapped in the shape of a hot dog...they were pretty low quality
buddymatt, Jul 30 2004

       Personally I like the idea of baked bean shaped hamburgers for those on low protein high carbohydrate diets.
tasman, Jul 30 2004

       I have a better idea. Let's make all the carnivores harvest their own food, so they can't pretend they don't know where it comes from.
Ander, Jul 31 2004

       I have been making these for years. I call them "phallic burgers". The other advantage is that they have 4 sides (5 if you're tricky) so you can roll it along the grill. This way the middle gets cooked before the outside is super charred.
bungston, Jul 31 2004

       [Ander]From your anno, it sounds like you're a vegetarian. If you are, perhaps I could ask a question?   

       If we are not supposed to eat cows, why did god make them out of meat?   

       Maybe god should have made other things meat instead. Or maybe not. A meat tree wouldn't have enough rigidity. Meat curtains could open and close on their own, but climbing up there to feed them three times a day would be a drag. Meat cars would be nice, but they would always have to be body temperature, ruling out summer driving. Meat beds might be nice to have during the winter. Rolling fields of meat grass might just be too much for me.
destructionism, Jul 31 2004

       Um, [destructionism] WHAT?? Anders got a good point.
swimr, Jul 31 2004

       Hint on how to get the burgers to stay together: Add one raw egg to the raw beef and mix it in with your hands first. Works wonders.
RayfordSteele, Jul 31 2004

       [swimr] So I take it I'm the only one here with meatvision?
destructionism, Jul 31 2004

       Destructionism: Hey, it's fine with me if you want to eat animals. I'm just suggesting that you butcher them now and then, too, instead of just picking up those neat little plastic-wrapped packages o' flesh. You know, go out there and get your hands bloody. Not only will it remind you what you're really putting in your mouth, it'll give you a chance to feel your power over those annoying, inferior beasts who don't have the right to live anyway. Moo! (Er, I mean, woo!)
Ander, Jul 31 2004

       Well, I like bird hunting. Dove, quail, ducks, sandhill crane, geese, etc. It's definitely better than deer hunting. Plucking feathers, cleaning the bird, and cooking all go hand in hand. I've never felt the excitement of deer or big game hunting. I prefer birds. I like fishing too. It's all a package deal, you kill it, you grill it. It's never stopped me from wanting to eat meat. My ancestors got me to the top of the food chain, I'm just trying to make them proud.
destructionism, Aug 01 2004

       "Raising animals for food consumes more than half of all water used in the U.S. It takes 2,500 gallons of water to produce a pound of meat, but only 25 gallons to produce a pound of wheat. A totally vegetarian diet requires 300 gallons of water per day, while a meat-eating diet requires more than 4,000 gallons of water per day.   

       "Producing just one hamburger uses enough fossil fuel to drive a small car 20 miles. Of all raw materials and fossil fuels used in the U.S., more than one-third are used to raise animals for food.   

       "A typical pig factory generates raw waste equal to that of a city of 12,000 people. In fact, the meat industry is the single greatest polluter of U.S. waters. In December 1997, the Senate Agricultural Committee released a report stating that animals raised for food produce 130 times as much excrement as the entire human population, roughly 68,000 pounds a second."   

       Yum, yum.   

       (from http://www.taxmeat.com/ecological.html)
Ander, Aug 02 2004

       //I'm just suggesting that you butcher them now and then, too, instead of just picking up those neat little plastic-wrapped packages o' flesh.//
Why? Do you assume that meat-eaters have no awareness of what they're eating? I imagine that you're wrong. Do you believe that to benefit from the end result of a process, one must partake in it? Do you volunteer to work at a sewage farm every time you visit the bathroom?
angel, Aug 02 2004

       (argument with obvious holes in it) If we don’t kill the cows and eat them, they will just go on living and wasting even more water and fossil fuels…
luecke, Aug 02 2004

       (helping luecke with more holes) Wheat needs fertilizer. Fertilizer comes in the form of cow manure. Cow manure comes from some type of plant life, lets say it uses 25 gallons of water too. So, 2,500 gallons for the fertilizer plus 25 gallons for the food, and 25 gallons for the wheat. Fossil fuels are required for harvest. Little bitty mammals are grinded into the harvesters. So, whatever water they and their food consume is factored into the equation. Workers need to eat meat, because they're farmers, of course. Bacon, eggs, steaks, potatoes, etc. Wheat uses a lot of water.   

       I think we should just go straight to eating dirt.
destructionism, Aug 02 2004

       I like the idea. My youngest child would probably be more likely to eat a hamburger made this way. Whether veggieburger, beef, or ground turkey, he would be attracted by the novelty of the shape.   

       I think we're omniverous for a reason. I don't buy extreme arguments in either direction nor do I think the extreme in either direction is particularly healthful or enjoyable. Finally, I also don't think that this idea or site is the place to have an argument about the merits or detriments of either.
bristolz, Aug 02 2004

       Aah, the hamburger shaped hot dog sounds good too. it's knd of like a spam-burger though...
jaksplat, Dec 16 2004

       haha destructionsim, do you even know what meat curtains means, that was very funny.   

       Ander, that's so true, producing one pound of beef is the equivilent of driving 20 miles in an SUV, now if you think how much a cow weighs and how many of them there are it really changes your whole perspective on the whole global warming issue, suddenly cars aren't the only ememy anymore, I live in Canada where we just introduced a carbon tax on gas, I think it would have been better to introduce it on meat instead, and with meat production there's other kinds of pollution, like the sewage, most of which never sees a treatment plant, and the fact that the main reason we're cutting down the rainforest is to raise cows to make into McDonalds hamburgers.   

       leueke, the reason there are so many cows waisting resources is percicely becuase we do eat them, if we didn't there would just be a relativle stable population of wild cows living on undeveloped land   

       and destructionism there are lots of types of fertiliser. a vegetarian diet is always going to be more efficient, because you're cutting out the middle man -middle person, middle cow lol W/E- think about it, if you eat animals not only do you have to raise the animals, but you also have to raise the plants that they eat, and put at least a minimum of resources into desposing of there waste etc. but if you eat a plant based diet all the space and resources could be put directly into growing food for people to eat, we can only adequitly feed the population of earth if we switch to a vegetarian diet, think of all the starving children living in third world countries, I know that there fossil fuels and used in the growing of plants and that small animals are chopped up in the harvester, it's not perfect, but it's a lot more efficient.   

       bristolz, I'm not going to get into the omnivore arguemrnt right now, but I would encourage you to read up on the facts.
ModernDivo, Aug 05 2008

       And I would encourage you to read up on bristolz.
jutta, Aug 05 2008

       This is already baked. 7-11 (a chain convenience stores in the US) sells what's called the "Burger Bite" which is essentially a cylindrical shaped hamburger that they cook on the grill with their hot dogs. It looks, tastes and smells just like a burger... well it actually IS a burger!
Jscotty, Aug 06 2008

       What [jutta] said.   

       At some point we're going to have to draw a line. I suggest it should be before chicken-shaped hams. Although the thought of forcing the chicken-shaped molds onto the young pigs does sound like some kind of rodeo sport.
normzone, Aug 06 2008

       And I suggest it should be after 10 packs of "Meat Gnomes" that you can position menacingly around the table or BBQ.
wagster, Aug 06 2008

       I would love to see a hamburger shaped hotdog. Wow.
phundug, Aug 07 2008

       Phundug, take a slice of a large baloney chub. It's the exact same meat as your standard weiner.   

       I got to say baloney, chub, weiner, and Phundug all in one sentence. Legitimately.
Giblet, Aug 07 2008

       My family used to do this, but it was more a matter of having hamburger and hot dog buns, nine children, and little money.   

       It's novel and kids love it. +
nomocrow, Aug 07 2008

       [Giblet] but that wouldn't have the skin around it which is what makes a hotdog so unique looking.
phundug, Aug 07 2008

       On vegetarianism: sure, there's a lot of waste involved in putting that meat on the shelf. But if I don't buy it, what difference does that make? Either someone else buys it or it spoils and gets thrown out. My refusal to eat meat hasn't helped anyone.   

       On slender burgers: Excellent idea, much more efficient and convenient than traditional shapes. They do exist pre-cooked at 7-11, but I've never seen them at a grocery store.
Bukkakinator, Aug 08 2008


back: main index

business  computer  culture  fashion  food  halfbakery  home  other  product  public  science  sport  vehicle