There are different variations of this served throughout the southwest. It calls for a bolillo, which is a mexican-style bun. If you're unable to locate these you could substitute it with a bakery-fresh, soft, hot dog bun. You could also use Montery Jack cheese in place of the shredded Mexican cheese if needed.
- 1 beef hot dog
- 1 slice bacon
- 1 bun (Mexican bolillo)
- 1 tablespoon mustard
- 2 tablespoons refried beans
- 2 tablespoons guacamole
- 1⁄4 cup mexican cheese, shredded
- 1⁄4 tomato, chopped and seeded
- 1⁄4 medium white onion, diced
- 2 tablespoons salsa verde
- 1 tablespoon mayonnaise, slightly thinned with lemon juice
- Wrap the bacon around the hot dog and fry on medium high until crispy.
- Cut the bolillo to create a pocket in the center of the bun, do not slice through the ends. This will help keep the toppings from escaping.
- Spread the mustard inside the bun.
- Spoon the refried beans and guacamole into the bun.
- Sprinkle cheese over the guacamole.
- Top with the bacon-wrapped dog.
- Sprinkle with tomato and onion.
- Top with the salsa verde and the mayo. For more authenticity, use a squeeze bottle for the mayo, applying at an angle over the other toppings.
We've made these 3 times. First time for just the 2 of us to try it. Loved them. Invited a neighbor couple and sat outside while I fried the hot dogs on the grill side burner. They loved them so much they made them for some of their friends. Last night I made them for 8 people--we entertained some young relatives from out of town. I cooked them outside in an electric frying pan. Then I put the ingredients, in order, in a row on the counter with a little place cards giving the step number and what to do. They all had a great time and everyone loved them and everyone ate every bite. It seems like a lot of bread, but one especially nice thing is that the juices run down into the roll and make it very tasty--so you don't get a mouthful of dry bread.
Made this same recipe for a party of 6 people. Two of the men, traditionalists, preferred to have hamburgers instead. The other four folks ate up two each and they were big. But I just love these. They are a hit for friends, something different that is not too complicated. Plus your friends can pitch in putting them together. Great recipe.
My husband put these together tonight--he saw them (or something very similar) on Man vs. Food. They are incredibly delicious, and I don't generally care for hot dogs. We didn't use guacamole because we didn't have any and couldn't find it at our local store, and we used a can of diced tomatoes and green chiles, so we didn't use salsa verde. We also used turkey bacon. We will no doubt make them again sometime.