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Hot dogs go Mexican with these hot dogs that are topped with guacamole and salsa and wrapped in a flour tortilla.
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I can’t believe we are already at the end of hot dog week. But I do have to say – looking back over the hot dogs this week, I think it’s been a success!!

And this last one – it’s definitely one that you don’t want to miss. I was watching an episode of The Rachael Ray Show, and saw her make these hot dogs, and I knew that I needed them. No question about it. It’s no secret that I love tacos and taco inspired dishes, so this was really a no-brainer for me.

Honestly, I’d have a hard time choosing a favorite hot dog from the week, but these I have been craving since I made them. Yep – even after all of these hot dogs, I’d still eat another one of these right now. The idea really is quite simple, so I don’t know why it never occurred to me before. But thank you, Rachael Ray, for this one!

My husband was dubious of the tortilla replacing the bun, but that was probably one of my favorite parts about it. And the fact that it has guacamole.

So next time you are having Taco Tuesday, throw these bad boys out there. You won’t be sorry.

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Taco Dogs
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Hot dogs go Mexican with these hot dogs that are topped with guacamole and salsa and wrapped in a flour tortilla.
Serves: 8 servings
  • 8 hot dogs
  • ½ cup red onion, finely diced
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 avocado, pitted, peeled and smashed
  • 1 tomato, seeded and chopped
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1½ cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup salsa
  • 8 6-inch flour tortillas
  1. Heat a griddle or grill over medium heat. Bring about ½-inch of water to a boil in a saucepan. Boil the hot dogs until heated through, about 4-5 minutes. Transfer the hot dogs to the grill and cook to crisp up the casings.
  2. Meanwhile, combine the onion with 1 teaspoon of salt and let the salt pull the liquid out of the onions.
  3. Combine the avocado, tomato, lime juice and cilantro. Stir in the onions and any juice that has accumulated. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. Put some salsa and guacamole down the center of each tortilla, leaving a ½-inch border around the edges of the tortilla. Place the hot dogs over the toppings, then top with cheese and wrap the tortilla around the dogs. Use toothpicks to secure the tortillas. Spray with cooking spray and grill for a few minutes on each side until brown and crisp.

Hot Dog Week 2013

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Monday – BLAT Dogs

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Tuesday – Green Chile Dogs

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Wednesday – Pizza Dogs

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Thursday – Thai Style Hot Dogs

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Friday – Taco Dogs

More hot dogs around the web:
Texas Corn Dogs from The Recipe Critic
Buffalo Hot Dogs from Noble Pig
Pretzel Dogs from The Brown Eyed Baker
Mini Corn Dog Muffins from Iowa Girl Eats
Muffuletta Hot Dogs from The Way the Cookie Crumbles

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23 Responses to Fridays with Rachael Ray – Taco Dogs

  1. I love the idea to replace the bun with the tortilla! And you can never, ever, go wrong with guac. These look amazing!

  2. cassie says:

    This is such a fun recipe, Deborah. I have loved hot dog week!!

  3. Oh my gosh, these look so good! Back in 2008, I held a doctoral graduation party for my hubs and the theme was a hot dog bar. I had tortillas out in hopes that guests would make Mexican-style dogs, too. 🙂 Such a fun idea!

  4. Tieghan says:

    I love the flour tortillas instead of buns!! What an awesome and fun twist. Plus, I love anything with lots of guacamole!!

    Hot dog week was so fun and every recipe was 100x better than anything you could every get a ball park!!

  5. This is such a cool idea!!

  6. carrian says:

    Ok, those seriously sound awesome!!!

  7. this week was so much fun! you ended it with a banger of a recipe too.Taco dogs will be perfect for my party this week.(it is tex mex themed)
    Thank you for sharing

  8. Jaclyn says:

    Now these are my kind of hot dogs! I’m always adding avocados and pico to my hot dogs but never thought to put it in a tortilla and make a taco – genius!

  9. Emily says:

    Taco Tuesday! These are so going in the rotation!

  10. Kathy says:

    How awesome! My kids would think these are great!

  11. Chels R. says:

    Hahaha! This is such a classic Rachael Ray Recipe! I love her fun twists!

  12. You’ve certainly rocked the hot dogs this week, and you saved the best for last in my opinion. Why haven’t I ever thought to serve a hot dog taco style? Clearly I missed this episode of Rachel Ray. Thank you for bringing it to my attention!

  13. Oh heck yes! I am in hot dog heaven with all these scrumptious ideas. And I didn’t think it got better than plain ole’ ketchup and mustard. All the possibilities!

  14. I thought the BLAT was my favorite, then I saw this. YUM.

  15. Joanne says:

    This is such a cute idea! And it opens the door to a ton of other “wrapped” hot dog ideas. I’m suggesting some middle-eastern hot dogs wrapped in pita or indian hot dogs wrapped in naan for next year!

  16. Best hot dog ever! Can’t wait to give it a go this weekend. I’ve been on a hot dog kick lately!

  17. Nessa says:


  18. Um, yes please. I want these!

  19. Nutmeg nanny says:

    Okay, this is brilliant 🙂 I love this recipe so much!

  20. Rachel, we’ve been making them for over 2 decades in my family. But we Call them “Quesadilla Dogs”.

  21. This is exactly what I want to eat! I love the cheese gluing this together!

    Is Fridays with Rachael Ray affiliated with her? I share about one recipe a month from her magazine because I just think it’s so awesome!

    • Deborah says:

      It’s not affiliated with her – I just love her! I started doing one recipe of hers a week probably about 4 years ago. I’m only doing one every other week now, but I could make her recipes all day long and I’d be happy. 🙂

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