Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Hot Dogs, Mexican Style

hot dog street vendor in L.A.In Mexico, bacon-wrapped hot dogs are a staple street food that you can find in almost any busy corner, especially during the mmmm, bacon...evenings. Nowadays, you can also find these hot dog vendors in Southern California. There are a few vendors in San Diego that sell these doggies and, boy are they good. If you're a bacon lover, which I know you are, you'll enjoy these perros calientes. Mmmmm, bacon....

INGREDIENTS (makes 8 hot dogs)

  • 8 hot dogs
  • 8 hotdog buns
  • 8 slices bacon
  • Mayonnaise, as needed
  • Ketchup, as needed
  • Mustard, as needed
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper (optional), seeded and finely diced

In a bowl, combine the chopped tomatoes, onion and jalapeño pepper and set aside.

Wrap bacon around each hot dog. If needed, you can insert toothpicks to hold the bacon in place, but usually it will stick to the hot dog by itself. Place the hot dogs on a pre-heated skillet and cook on medium until the bacon is done.

Warm the hot dog buns and spread mayonnaise on them.

Place one bacon wrapped hot dog on each bun (remove toothpicks, if used), and add your favorite condiments such as ketchup and mustard.

Finally, spread some of the salsa over the hot dog, about one to two tablespoons and enjoy!

bacon wrapped hot dog...yummy!


palomakahlo81 said...

This reminds me so much of home and how much I miss these hot dogs. When I make them I also like to make tha jalapeno pepers and take out the seeds and put mozarella cheese and grill them. They are so good.

Anonymous said...

Real mexican hot dog...Place one bacon wrapped hot dog on each bun. top it with grilled onions, tomato, and whole pinto beans. Put Mayonaise on top and then some salsa de jalapeño...which is basically caned jalapeños with a little of the vinegar they come in, tomato, and onion..