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Mexican Hot Dogs | Taste and Tell
I have a confession to make.

Dinner at our house is not perfect.

It seems as though I have tricked you all into thinking that I have dinner on the table every night for my family. A perfectly balanced, delicious meal. Every night. It’s all a lie.

The truth of the matter is that I cook for a living. Whether it’s for the blog or for a freelance job I’m working on, I’m usually cooking every day. And when dinnertime comes around, either a) I’m so tired that I don’t want to cook another meal, or b) I’ve got so much food from cooking all day that there is really no reason to make anything else. So what usually happens is dinner is re-heated. And sometimes a mish-mash of several different meals.  And sometimes, it’s just grilled cheese sandwiches.

Throw pregnancy into all of this, and things get even crazier. I’m even more tired, and even more picky. Really, I’m am probably one of the least picky eaters you can come across. I love pretty much everything, and most things that I don’t love, I’ll tolerate. But when pregnancy cravings kick in, sometimes you have to just go with it, because that is all that sounds good.

I know you probably don’t want to hear about pregnancy cravings again, but this time, it’s leading to something really fun:


I gave up posting every day awhile back, but you’ll want to stick with me this week as I post 5 new hot dog recipes. I haven’t been able to get enough of hot dogs lately, and over the course of the last month, I’ve ended up with quite a few different versions. And boy, has it been fun!! So I hope you like hot dogs, because you are going to get your fill of them this week!!

Up first – Mexican Hot Dogs. These are super simple, topped with diced avocado, cotija cheese and cilantro, and they get some heat from a chipotle mayonnaise. A perfect addition to your backyard bbq, or a great change up for Mexican night. I seriously loved these!!

Mexican Dogs | Taste and Tell


Mexican Dogs
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Hot dogs with Mexican flair - topped with chipotle mayonnaise, cotija cheese, avocado and cilantro.
Serves: 4 servings
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 3-4 tablespoons finely chopped chipotle in adobo sauce plus sauce
  • 4 beef hot dogs
  • 4 hot dog buns
  • ⅓ cup crumbled cotija cheese
  • 1 California Avocado, diced
  • fresh cilantro, chopped
  1. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise and the chipotle in adobo. Set aside.
  2. Grill the hot dogs until warmed through. Grill the buns. Top the hot dogs with the chipotle mayonnaise, cotija cheese, avocado and sprinkled with chopped cilantro.
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  4. inspired by Food Network Magazine 1000 Easy Recipes

More Mexican inspired hot dogs:

Mexican Dogs with Pineapple Salsa and Chipotle Mayonnaise from Homesick Texan
Mexican Hot Dogs from Sweet Treats and More
Sonoran Hot Dog from One Perfect Bite
Join I Wash… You Dry and Southern Fairytale for the California Avocado Cinco de Mayo Recipe Fiesta, sponsored by the California Avocado Commission.

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28 Responses to Mexican Dogs

  1. I never ever thought to jazz up hot dogs in fancy way! Can’t wait to see what you come up with to get me out of my ketchup and relish combo 🙂

  2. Maria says:

    I might be able to eat a hot dog if avocado is involved…well a veggie dog:) Looks great!

  3. Tracey says:

    I love the idea of hot dog week! Can’t wait to see all your ideas!

  4. Now these are the kind of hot dogs I can get behind! You’ve elevated hot dogs to a whole new level, Deb.

  5. Rachel Cooks says:

    I am in love with these hot dogs. I’m quite sure pregnant-me could eat these every day 😉

  6. Karly says:

    I’m the weirdo who fills a hot dog bun with all of the toppings and leaves the dogs off most of the time. For these? I will eat the hot dog. Mexican ANYTHING and I’m all over it. 🙂

  7. Joanne says:

    Ha! If only you could see how often I order sushi. If. Only.

    I’m totally not a hot dog person but I LOVE those toppings! I bet they would be great on some chipotle infused veg sausage!

  8. I remember it all to well from last year when I was pregnant with my third child. Soooo tired… Love your hot dog spin!

  9. I want you to live in my kitchen. That is all.

  10. carrian says:

    I love this! I can’t wait to make it. Seriously. Probably tonight, lol!!

  11. KissTheChef says:

    I used to make these! Instead of a bun, we used a small tortilla. We called them “chihuahuas”!!! My step daughter loved them…

  12. How fun! I am looking forward to all your hot dog recipes this week! I definitely love these!

  13. Cassie says:

    If this is imperfect, I want imperfect. I adore this Deborah!!

  14. Emily says:

    Okay, now we’re really friends. I am a huge fan of hot dogs and these look amazing! Can’t wait to see the rest! (And yes, I’ve already pinned it.) 🙂

  15. Best dogs ever! I could seriously see myself eating 3 of these right now, and I just had a full lunch!

  16. Chels R. says:

    I’m so with you on the cravings. I’m craving Fish a lot right now. And I would do anything to get my hands on some, lol! I can’t wait to try these dogs…when I’m not pregnant. Because obviously I still won’t go near avocado or cilantro, lol! Looking forward to the next hot dog post 🙂

  17. ohhhhh these look amazing! I could go for one tonight!

  18. Kristy says:

    Hot dog week?! I love it! I’m all for your pregnancy cravings. 🙂 These look fantastic and are certainly not anything I would have come up with on my own. 🙂

  19. Thank you for your honesty, you made me feel a little better about my sometimes crazy mish-mash meals 🙂 These also look like the best hot dogs I’ve ever seen!

  20. Now that is how to do hot dogs!

  21. Ah, these look absolutely perfect! I love hot dogs, and have been wanting to add some variation…can’t wait to see what comes next!

  22. Annalise says:

    I have a love/hate relationship with hot dogs, but I honestly can’t wait to try these!

  23. grace says:

    i love guac on my hot dogs, so i know fresh avocado would rock. everything else is terrific too!

  24. I don’t even love hotdogs yet I want to to dig into one these right now. Can’t wait for all the hotdog recipes!!

  25. Ah, Deborah, I know what you mean about dinner time. Often we just have a smorgasbord of food for dinner, consisting of all the food I had to make for recipe testing throughout the day. Sometimes it is odd combinations, like Mexican style beans and scrambled eggs (dinner two nights ago). And if it is a day of no cooking, well then I want the easiest meal possible that way I can enjoy a break from doing dishes! : )

  26. oh Deb you are fun.
    Wish we lived closer!!

  27. Kori says:

    Get GOOD hot dogs. David Burg all beef dogs from Ohio are amazing!!!!!

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