Mexican Hot Dogs

With the kiddies on summer vacation, I haven't been able to post recipes as often as I would like. I have however, been cooking up a storm, so there will be many recipes coming soon.

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 Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dogs 2

Mexican Hot Dogs

  • Pork, Beef or Turkey hot dogs
  • Hot Dog buns
  • Bacon
  • Mexican crema or sour cream
  • Chopped onion
  • Chopped tomato
  • Chopped jalapeño peppers (canned not fresh!)
  • Mustard
  • Ketchup

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!!!

Mexican Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dogs

*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.


  1. I Love the bacon wrapped hot dogs, they are so delicious! My family thought I was nuts when I told them about it!

  2. My mom used to make mexican hot dogs for us all the time. Her version: wrap a hot dog in a corn tortilla (like a flauta or taquito) and fry until golden. Top it with mustard and ketchup and enjoy!

  3. omq!!!! my mommy makes them just like this!!!!!!! this is how my sisters nd iGrew up at home knowinq hotdoqs ... then we went to traditional American bbqs with our fellow schoolmates and then learned that they knew hotdoqs otherwise lol!!! dee-lish

  4. Those are not the buns typically used in Mexican Hot Dogs. It is a bit softer and has a different taste. The bread is what gives them the distinct taste. You can find them in any Panaderia. They are really goood!