This week, the kids have been pretending that they are away at Summer Camp. My dining room has been transformed into a camp site with the chairs and all of the bedspreads as tents. For the first day at camp, the kids requested hot dogs. That's easy enough!
I was introduced to the Mexican way of preparing hot dogs as a newlywed. The hot dog sausages are wrapped in bacon. (Yum!) Then topped with chopped onion, tomato and canned jalapeño peppers. (Double yum!) The recipe is very easy to follow. No measuring required! So, next time you're in the mood for a hot dog, why not try them Mexican-Style!
Mexican Hot Dogs
- Pork, Beef or Turkey hot dogs
- Hot Dog buns
- Mexican crema or sour cream
- Chopped onion
- Chopped tomato
- Chopped jalapeño peppers (canned not fresh!)
Pierce the hot dogs with a fork 3 or 4 times. Wrap one slice of bacon around each frank. Grill or saute on a griddle until bacon is lightly browned on all sides.
Remove wire twist from the bag of Hot Dog buns. Microwave the buns in the bag for about 30 to 45 seconds. Carefully remove buns from plastic bag: cut open buns. Spread Mexican crema on both halves of the hot dog bun.
Place a bacon-wrapped hot dog in the center of each bun.
Top hot dogs with mustard and ketchup. Garnish with chopped onion, tomato and jalapeño peppers. Enjoy!!!
*Note: Even in Mexico, hot dog sausages are sold in packages of 10 and hot dog buns in packages of 8! Hot dog sausages are also sold in kilos, which is how I prefer to buy them.