I have a love hate relationship with hot dogs. Love them grilled or off a griddle. Put them in a pot of water and we are no longer friends. However, hot dogs from the carts in NYC are classic and I will tolerate them from fresh from a hot bath. You can not argue with dirty water dogs.
When I went to the BAC I used to run over to Spike’s Junkyard Dogs down the road to grab some dinner between classes. They are one of my favorite hot dog places in Boston, the bread they use for their bun is amazing. That being said, I started to love Chicago Style Hot Dogs because of the unique combination of toppings. I loved getting my hot dogs ‘dragged through the garden’.
Since being done with the BAC and farther away from Spike’s, I have started to experiment with building my own ‘extreme’ hot dogs. I love loading hot dogs to the point that a complete meal. Skip the sides and just slap it all on top of the hot dog. So I began to wonder how can I make an amazing, different hot dog that would include some of my favorite summer time ingredients. I ended up creating a Mexican Style Hot Dog. This is topped with some of your favorite Mexican things like fresh corn salsa and avocado.
July 23rd is National Hot Dog Day so it is the perfect day to make this, but really any day is a great day for a hot dog.
Mexican Hot Dogs8 hot dogs 8 top split hot dog buns 2 ears of corn 1 cup of black beans handful of cilantro, chopped 1/4- 1/2 a jalapeno pepper, optional juice of 1/2 a lime 2 tomatoes 1 avocado 1 cup of sour cream salt and pepper
Grill or cook hot dogs on a griddle. Lightly toast the buns.
While the hot dogs are cooking, remove the corn from the cob. Toss the corn, beans, cilantro, jalapeno, and lime juice together in a bowl. Salt and pepper to taste.
Halve and slice an avocado. Slice a tomato. Keep both of the avocado and tomato slices very thin.
When hot dogs are cooked to perfection, lay them in the bun to begin topping. First layer the salsa, and then add the slices of avocado and tomato. Lastly, dollop or pipe sour cream on top. Enjoy!
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