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Mexican Hot Dogs

Mexican Hot Dogs recipe is a Mexican-style taco dog topped with a quick and easy seasoned ground beef topping. Load on your favorite taco fixings and dinner is served in less than 15 minutes!
Course Dinner, Gluten Free dinner
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 365kcal
Author Melissa Erdelac

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 8 hot dogs
  • 8 hot dog buns regular or gluten free buns

Toppings: cheddar cheese, avocado, sour cream, lettuce, Fritos or crushed tortilla chips

    Instructions

    • In a large skillet cook ground beef with chili powder until cooked through. Drain fat if necessary. Stir in salsa and simmer for 1-2 minutes. Set aside to grill or cook hot dogs.
    • Spoon meat over hot dogs and top with desired toppings.

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      Notes

      How to Cook Hot Dogs
      1. Air Fryer - Recently I acquired an airfryer lid for my Mealthy pressure cooker. Life changing! The CrispLid works on any 6 or 8 quart pressure cooker. Cook at 400ºF for 4-6 minutes. 
      2. Microwave - Wrap hot dogs in a paper towel and microwave for 30 -45 seconds, or until heated through.
      3. Boil - Bring water to a boil and add hot dogs. Boil for 5 minutes. 
      4. Grill - Heat grill to medium and grill hot dogs for 3-4 minutes, turning occasionally.
      5. Pan Fry - Add 1/2" of water to skillet. Heat the pan on medium high heat until water starts to boil off. Add hot dogs and roll until all sides are browned.
      6. Bake - Preheat oven to 350°F. Lay hot dogs on baking sheet and roast for 10-20 minutes or until heated through.
       
      Bacon Wrapped Mexican Style Hot Dogs
      1. Wrap hot dog with bacon (not thick cut) and secure both ends with a toothpick.
      2. Pan fry (medium heat), grill, bake (400°F 12-15 mins), or broil until bacon is crisp, turning frequently. For baking or broiling, line baking sheet with parchment paper first to help clean up!
      3. Assemble the hot dogs with salsa beef topping and taco fixings.
       
      adapted from Good Housekeeping

      Nutrition

      Calories: 365kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 817mg | Potassium: 415mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 705IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 109mg | Iron: 4.2mg