These Tex-Mex rancheros hot dogs are a genius twist on your regular summer dogs. Piled high with sharp cheddar, black beans, salsa, and avocado you can’t possibly not completely inhale them.

Tex-Mex Rancheros Hot Dogs

If Kyle was stranded on a deserted island and was forced to choose only 3 foods to eat for the rest of his life, one of them would most certainly be pork.  I’m pretty sure the other two would be pork and pork as well.  And since “pork” covers a huge variety of different food (he would make this choice by design), he’d wouldn’t need to be picky as long as there were hot dogs.  I swear, I could leave him with only a package of hot dogs for a weekend when I’m away and he would be perfectly content.  Not that I would or anything, but still.

I mentioned last summer that I prefer weekend lunches to be really simple and these Tex-Mex rancheros hot dogs fit the bill.  And they made Kyle suuuuper happy.  We piled a few grilled hot dogs sky-high with Cabot’s New York Extra Sharp Cheddar (that they sent me to sample a few months ago – it keeps really well if unopened), salsa, chopped avocado, black beans, and cilantro and man…these were some killer hot dogs.  If you’re a Tex-Mex lover, you’ve probably eaten huevos rancheros and this is where I pulled my inspiration from so I knew all of the flavors would be perfect on top of an often plain ol’ boring hot dog.  Grab your napkins and fire up the grill because you’ll want these messy rancheros hot dogs sooner rather than later!

Tex-Mex Rancheros Hot Dogs

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Of course you could use any type of cheddar cheese here but I chose Cabot's New York Extra Sharp because I really wanted to taste the cheese and sometimes cheese just gets lost with lots of other ingredients. I'm sure Monterey jack or pepper jack would also be great alternatives.


  • 8 hot dogs
  • 4 oz Cabot New York Extra Sharp Cheddar, shredded (about 1 cup)
  • ½ cup salsa
  • 1 avocado, pitted, removed from the skin, and diced
  • ½ cup black beans, rinsed, drained, and dried
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 lime


  1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat and hot dogs according to your preferences and place them on the buns. Divide the rest of the ingredients between the 8 hot dogs along with a squeeze of lime on top and serve hot.


source: Smells Like Home original

Disclaimer: Cabot provided me with a sample of a few types of cheese but I was not asked to tout their products and was not compensated in any way for this post.