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.
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 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 salsa, chopped avocado, black beans, and cilantro and man, these were some awesome 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!
What to Serve with these Hot Dogs
For a quick lunch, crunchy tortilla chips are perfect on the side of these hot dogs. But if you want to up your game, go with some smoky grilled corn with bbq compound butter, Mexican street corn salad, a light and fresh taco pasta salad, or even these baked oven fries.
- 8 hot dogs
- 4 oz 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
- Preheat grill to medium-high heat and grill the hot dogs according to your preferences. 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.
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