Chihuahua Dogs (Hot Dog Tacos)

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

This recipe is from Cooking With 4 Ingredients by Jean Coates, c. 2002. Simple, easy. I have copied the recipe as written - but when I made these I warmed the taco shells in the oven, boiled the hot dogs, and then put the whole thing together without the microwave. Do whatever is easiest for you.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (10 ounce) can hot dog sauce
  • 1 (10 count) package frankfurters
  • 10 preformed taco shells
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • chopped onion (optional)
  • diced tomato (optional)
  • shredded lettuce (optional)


  1. Put hot dog sauce in a saucepan and cook at medium heat until hot.
  2. Place a frank in each taco shell. Top with the heated chili sauce and cheese.
  3. Place in microwave and and heat for 30 seconds or until the frankfurters are warm.
  4. Top franks with onions, tomatoes and lettuce (optional).
Most Helpful

A VERY GOOD RECIPE. I did leave out the tomato though. The kids and I really enjoyed this. A wonderful quick fixing recipe, that should be tried. Made for 1-2-3 hit Wonders.

weekend cooker March 31, 2009

Okay, so I know that you were suppose to use hard shells, but we only had a few. So, some of us had hard and some had soft. That was fine, because that is how we do it on taco night. I had all the toppings laid out from hot dog sauce, lettuce, cheese, onion, and tomato. Very good! The kids loved "Hot Dog Taco Night" ! Made for photo tag.

seesko January 19, 2009