Tex-Mex Rancheros Hot Dogs

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Tex-Mex Rancheros Hot Dogs

Here’s a recipe I meant to share before Labor Day, but it got pushed to the back burner with all the stuff we had going on that week. I was disappointed, thinking you guys wouldn’t want to see a recipe for hot dogs after the last hurrah of summer, but then I realized that 1) there’s still plenty of grilling weather left and 2) it’s football season (not that I watch football, but still). Now, it may seem odd that I’m sharing a hot dog recipe with you guys, but trust me when I tell you that I would not be doing so if it wasn’t fabulous.

The rare times that I eat hot dogs, I eat them with mustard only. I’m not a big fan of ketchup and never have been. After eating these hot dogs, though, I’m pretty sure it will never be possible to have another mustard-only hot dog ever again. I adore Tex-Mex food but never would have thought to combine those flavors with a hot dog. Thankfully, my friend Tara did. This meal is a breeze to make. Combine topping ingredients. Grill hot dogs. The end. These hot dogs are pretty messy to eat since the toppings are piled high, and that led to a lot of “that’s what she said” jokes being told during dinner. Please don’t judge us, but do make these hot dogs. They’re awesome.

Tex-Mex Rancheros Hot Dogs

  • YIELD: 8 hot dogs
Ingredients
  • 8 hot dogs and buns

  • 4 ounces pepper jack cheese, shredded (about 1 cup)

  • ½ cup salsa or pico de gallo

  • 1 avocado, pitted and diced

  • ½ cup cooked black beans, rinsed, drained, and dried

  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped

  • 1 lime

Directions
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    Heat grill to medium-high heat and cook hot dogs according to your preferences. Meanwhile, combine the cheese, salsa, avocado, black beans and cilantro in a medium bowl and stir to combine. When the hot dogs are done cooking, place them into buns and divide the topping evenly over each hot dog. Squeeze the lime over the tops and serve immediately.

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  • Tracey

    I rarely eat hot dogs either, but a “gourmet” one from time to time is so much fun! Who wouldn’t love this combination of flavors??

  • Tracey

    I rarely eat hot dogs either, but a “gourmet” one from time to time is so much fun! Who wouldn’t love this combination of flavors??

  • Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough

    I’m still all about the hot dogs until it’s basically snowing outside. 😉 Love these loaded ones!

  • Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough

    I’m still all about the hot dogs until it’s basically snowing outside. 😉 Love these loaded ones!

  • I haven’t had a hot dog in far too long! Love the idea of this spicy salsa topping. I used to occasionally get one for a supplement to my bag lunch when we lived in NYc and there was a hot dog stand on practically every corner. And yes, mustard is the best standard condiment for hot dogs!

  • I haven’t had a hot dog in far too long! Love the idea of this spicy salsa topping. I used to occasionally get one for a supplement to my bag lunch when we lived in NYc and there was a hot dog stand on practically every corner. And yes, mustard is the best standard condiment for hot dogs!

  • Dinner is not complete in this house without at least one that’s what she said! I know my boyfriend would LOVE if I made him these to accompany a football game!

  • Dinner is not complete in this house without at least one that’s what she said! I know my boyfriend would LOVE if I made him these to accompany a football game!

  • Kelsey

    “That’s what she said” is completely appropriate dinner conversation. Also, these pics are absolutely gorgeous.

    • Eric Champion

      @disqus_BNIPihjoMw:disqus I think the hand model is what really makes the pics such winners…

  • Kelsey

    “That’s what she said” is completely appropriate dinner conversation. Also, these pics are absolutely gorgeous.

    • Eric

      @disqus_BNIPihjoMw:disqus I think the hand model is what really makes the pics such winners…