With the summer upon us and everyone out there grillin’ and chillin’, I’ve noticed a lot of hoopla surrounding hot dogs. I subscribe to a good amount of foodie magazines and hot dogs seem like a big summer topic. Not just what brand of hot dog is the best but what kind of toppings to put on your dog. I have to admit, the first time I saw all the topics on a Chicago style hot dog, I was repulsed. There was just too much going on for me. But that was years ago and I’ve gotten more adventurous with my hot dogs since then! Mr. Foodie and I decided to fire up the grill for lunch and do hot dogs. He chose to go with a BBQ Bacon Cheese Dog, which is topped with exactly what it sounds like – bacon, bbq sauce and cheese. I decided to get my creative juices flowing and came up with this Mexi-Dog. I actually enjoyed it a lot. It was definitely a step in a more interesting direction than my usual hot dog, which usually has some ketchup on it…maybe.
Your favorite type of hot dog, grilled
Bun (I suppose you could go really Mexican and use a tortilla but I didn’t.)
Jalapenos (seeded), grilled then diced
Cotija Cheese, crumbled
1. Place hot dog in bun (or tortilla) and top with as much or as little of the topping ingredients as you like.