DSC04649 thumb1 Bacon Wrapped Tex Mex Hot Dogs

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Before I share with you the recipe for these incredible tex-mex hot dogs, I wanted to let you know that I was recently interviewed by Food Lovers Website and I would love for you to go and check out my conversation with Correen. You might find out a thing or two that you did not know about me! icon wink Bacon Wrapped Tex Mex Hot Dogs

Now about those hot dogs…

On Memorial Day, apart from eating that delicious Frozen Mojito Pie, we also grilled a few things. Like these hot dogs.

I don’t think you can have a barbecue without hot dogs. Can you?

I like hot dogs because you can dress them up anyway that you want; relish, onions, bacon, cheese, etc… It’s all up to you.

This time around I knew I wanted them wrapped in bacon because everything tastes better with bacon, but I wasn’t sure what else I was going to throw on there. You know…to make them more interesting.

I then remembered a hot dog stand I used to go to when I was in college and they served their hot dogs Mexican style – salsa, chile peppers, nacho cheese – the works. Their hot dogs were amazing. Especially after a long night of clubbing studying. wlEmoticon winkingsmile Bacon Wrapped Tex Mex Hot Dogs

What surprised me the most about these hot dogs was how impressed everyone was by them. I didn’t think you can impress with a hot dog, but I guess I can, and all I used were the few things that I already had in the fridge.

Bacon-Wrapped Tex-Mex Hot Dogs
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Serves: Serves 4
  • 8 wooden toothpicks, soaked in water for 10 minutes
  • 4 hot dogs
  • 4 slices of bacon
  • 4 hot dog buns
  • 4 tablespoons sour cream, divided
  • 1 avocado, cut into 8 slices
  • 4 tablespoons hot or mild salsa, divided
  1. Preheat the grill to medium-high.
  2. Wrap the bacon in a spiral around each hot dog, then secure the bacon with a toothpick on each side.
  3. Place the hot dogs on the grill and cook, turning once, until the bacon is crisp, about 5 minutes.
  4. In the meantime prepare the hot dog buns by spreading a tablespoon of sour cream on the inside of each bun.
  5. When the hot dogs are done, take out the toothpicks and put each hot dog into a bun.
  6. Top with 2 slices of avocado on each hot dog and a tablespoon of salsa.
  7. Serve.



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  1. Griffin's Grub February 8, 2012 at 9:14 PM - Reply

    Wow! Those look amazing. I’m gonna have to try that. Thanks for sharing.

    • Kate@Diethood February 9, 2012 at 9:59 AM - Reply

      I bet you’ll love ‘em! :) I always look forward to making them.

  2. Lisa Orgler July 26, 2011 at 8:16 AM - Reply

    Wow! This is such a fresh twist on the hot dog!

  3. Valdinei July 1, 2011 at 9:15 PM - Reply

    Love the hot dog but can’t stay without comment the bug in the second picture.

    • Kate@Diethood July 1, 2011 at 9:27 PM - Reply

      LOL! I didn’t even notice that until you said something!! LOL :)

  4. Marla June 20, 2011 at 8:34 PM - Reply

    OK girl, you gotta link these up to Get Grillin’ for this weeks entree link up. Fabulous!!

    • Kate@Diethood June 20, 2011 at 10:48 PM - Reply

      I’ll be right over!! Forgive the not-so-hot photos, please! :)

  5. kateiscooking June 15, 2011 at 11:22 AM - Reply

    Anything tastes better with bacon is SO true! We saw a recipe last weekend for bacon wrapped hot dogs dipped in a beer batter and deep fried. Talk about over the top and talk about how much I would LOVE to try one!!

  6. Jenny @ Savour the Senses June 15, 2011 at 10:41 AM - Reply

    Oh my god these look amazing! Bacon AND avocado?! Thanks for the idea!

  7. Magic of Spice June 14, 2011 at 8:58 PM - Reply

    Oh my! My oldest son would go mad for these :)

  8. Sunny @ http://pantrychef.wordpress.com June 14, 2011 at 9:28 AM - Reply

    This recipe looks delicious! My husband is also bacon obsessed so I’ll have to give it a try. I love reading your blog and so I passed on an award. Check it out here:

  9. Sandra June 12, 2011 at 6:37 PM - Reply

    Let’s fire up the grill!! Your hot dog is perfectly dressed and ready to be devoured.

  10. Maggie @ Vittles and Bits June 12, 2011 at 2:59 PM - Reply

    Holy smokes, Kate! These hot dogs would impress me too! Haha bacon does make everything better :)

  11. Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagels June 12, 2011 at 9:44 AM - Reply

    I LOVE hot dogs!! These look sooooo good. I want one for breakfast! haha! :)

  12. Lori June 11, 2011 at 10:37 PM - Reply

    Everything is better with bacon! So yummy!

  13. Baking Serendipity June 11, 2011 at 4:23 PM - Reply

    Wow! These are seriously impressive :) My husband loves bacon wrapped anything, but hot dogs would be one of his favorites, I know already. Definitely making these for a summer bbq :) Thank you!

  14. Kimberly (unrivaledkitch) June 10, 2011 at 3:51 AM - Reply

    making hot dogs fancy is so trendy right now. These are gorgeous

    One of my friends husbands said never trust anyone who doesn’t eat hot dogs, secretly i think i agree with him haha

    happy weekend Kate :)

  15. Meagan @ Scarletta Bakes June 10, 2011 at 12:26 AM - Reply

    These look absolutely amazing, Kate!

    I’m totally going to bust them out for my husband this weekend – he will be extremely happy.

    Thanks so much for the recipe!!

  16. Angie@Angiesrecipes June 10, 2011 at 12:12 AM - Reply

    wow ain’t they just HOT! :-)) I would love one too.

  17. Terris@Freeeatsfood June 9, 2011 at 10:50 PM - Reply

    This is complete madness in a GOOD way. I love avocados, love bacon and combined with a good hot dog?? Yum. I can’t wait to bbq this summer. Will definitely give it a try!

  18. Marmande in the Kitchen June 9, 2011 at 3:13 PM - Reply

    I love all these things – bacon, hot dogs, and avocados. Sounds great!

  19. Claudie June 9, 2011 at 12:53 PM - Reply

    Last week I was in Europe for a few days, and we had a barbecue — funny enough, but we actually had some “tex-mex” hot dogs, and I thought they were the best of all! Now your recipe is making me want some more, especially topped with that gorgeous piece of avocado!

  20. Carolyn June 9, 2011 at 12:27 PM - Reply

    I’m not really a huge hotdog fan, but wrap some bacon around it and I would be much more tempted! Delish!

  21. Hester Casey - Alchemy June 9, 2011 at 11:56 AM - Reply

    Wow! These look ah-mazing – and kinda healthy with the avocado.

  22. Kelly June 9, 2011 at 11:54 AM - Reply

    Oh boy, my husband would love these! =)

  23. Emily @Cleanliness June 9, 2011 at 9:23 AM - Reply


    That was my jaw on the table! Wow!

  24. Manu June 9, 2011 at 6:06 AM - Reply

    Very interesting way of serving hot dogs!!! I love it! There is an award waiting for you, you can find it here: http://www.manusmenu.com/banana-pear-and-ginger-smoothie

  25. kimberlycun June 9, 2011 at 3:09 AM - Reply

    simply decadent! love the buns with poppy seeds on!

  26. Brilliant idea for a hot dog. I am a big fan of bacon and avocado so I know what is going on my next one.

  27. The Harried Cook June 9, 2011 at 1:46 AM - Reply

    Okay, you have no idea how badly I want one of those right now! That looks absolutely perfect! I love the combination of flavors… Next time I make hotdogs, this is the combination I’m using for sure! Thanks for sharing, Kate!

  28. Firefly June 8, 2011 at 11:08 PM - Reply

    But of course everything is better with bacon LOL Your hot dogs look so yummy, makes me want to grill at 11 pm :)

  29. Happy When Not Hungry June 8, 2011 at 10:22 PM - Reply

    These dogs look amazing! My hubby would love these. Def have to try!

  30. Michelle June 8, 2011 at 10:13 PM - Reply

    Holy yum! I want one of these right now!

  31. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts June 8, 2011 at 9:52 PM - Reply

    Bacon on a hot dog, with avocado and everything!! Wow!! These look amazing! Loved the interview – great job!

  32. Kristen June 8, 2011 at 8:46 PM - Reply

    You had me with the first picture. Those slices of avocado look amazing on a hot dog. What a yummy meal!!

  33. Kristy June 8, 2011 at 8:25 PM - Reply

    I never thought I’d say this – but these hot dogs are beautiful! Don’t get me wrong…I love a good hot dog, but I sure never thought of them as beautiful…until now! Congrats on the interview. Great piece!

  34. Kate from Scratch June 8, 2011 at 7:33 PM - Reply

    Oh my my. I want to eat this..I’m a vegetarian..and i still want to eat this. I think this owuld be absolutely perfect for father’s day. Wonderful photos!

  35. Junia @ Mis Pensamientos June 8, 2011 at 6:26 PM - Reply

    ahhhhh my omnivore friends would LOVE this….they are avid bacon fans hahahha!! great idea kate :)

  36. claudia lamascolo June 8, 2011 at 5:58 PM - Reply

    I love this combination ! Avocado how did you ever come up with this baby! WOW! Very much going to want this soon to try out!

  37. Peggy June 8, 2011 at 5:26 PM - Reply

    Well, with a hot dog that looks like that – it’s no surprise that everyone was impressed! I mean, bacon & avocado?! What’s not to love! Can’t wait to try this combo =)

  38. Cookin' Canuck June 8, 2011 at 4:50 PM - Reply

    Hot dogs are definitely a “must” at a bbq and this is such a fun way to dress them up for the adults.

  39. Gabby@foodchowdown June 8, 2011 at 4:39 PM - Reply

    Yum Yum~ This reminds me of Grif Dogs in NYC. They have every type of dog you can imagine and plus there’s a speakeasy in there (thru the Phonebooth)

  40. BigFatBaker June 8, 2011 at 4:00 PM - Reply

    Yum! I have to admit, I love a good hot dog. My bf is a fan of chili cheese dogs, but I prefer chicago style! Next time I think we will have to give the tex mex dog a try.

  41. Tiffany June 8, 2011 at 3:54 PM - Reply

    I would DEVOUR the veggie version of this dog!

  42. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel June 8, 2011 at 3:49 PM - Reply

    Yes please! Bacon makes everything better!

  43. Liz June 8, 2011 at 3:15 PM - Reply

    I haven’t had a hot dog in ages, but your toppings are tempting me in the worst way…these look fabulous! Off to read your interview :)

  44. Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence June 8, 2011 at 3:08 PM - Reply

    I have yet to have a bacon wrapped hot dog even though they are fairly abundant in San Diego (known as Tijuana Hot Dogs). I need to change this. Soon.

  45. Shea Goldstein June 8, 2011 at 2:52 PM - Reply

    Bacon and Avocado on a hot dog? Perfect!

  46. According to Adam, hot dogs are among the most versatile food groups, along with pasta and dessert. I’m sure he’s going to be very pleased with this addition to the hot dog archive.

  47. Eva June 8, 2011 at 1:14 PM - Reply

    Oh my gosh, I have to show these to my boyfriend, he will go crazy! Avocado on a hot dog is probably the best idea I have heard of in months, years even. Will have to make these!

  48. Lindsey@Lindselicious June 8, 2011 at 1:12 PM - Reply

    This is one of our favorite things to make when we tailgate! We call them danger dogs- just cause all these random (sometimes ghetto) street vendors are always selling them in LA. Love the tex mex kick you added to them Kate!

  49. Jean (Lemons and Anchovies) June 8, 2011 at 12:12 PM - Reply

    I agree, you can’t have a barbecue without hot dogs. Love that yours are wrapped in bacon. For this, they instantly get my vote! :-)

  50. Nami @ Just One Cookbook June 8, 2011 at 12:09 PM - Reply

    You can wrap anything with bacon and it will taste even better. But, I never thought of wrapping hot dogs with bacon! How did you come up with that idea!? I bet almost everyone here will give it a try. So easy we always have bacons in fridge and I’ll make sure to try this! Adding sour cream is an interesting twist (to me). That’s something we don’t have in the fridge all the time but I need to get a whole experience with your recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  51. Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen June 8, 2011 at 12:02 PM - Reply

    Oh yes- you can TOTALLY impress with a hot dog! This is mouth-watering. I’ll take 2 please.

  52. Sandra's Easy Cooking June 8, 2011 at 11:31 AM - Reply

    I have to agree: everything does taste better with bacon:))
    These look amazing Kate! Really delicious looking hot dogs! I also love your photos!!

  53. Lora @cakeduchess June 8, 2011 at 11:16 AM - Reply

    I can see why everyone loved your Tex-Mex hot dogs. All my favorite flavors and BACON!! These look so good and I wish I had one for lunch:)

  54. sensiblecooking June 8, 2011 at 11:16 AM - Reply

    That dog surely looks like super star of BBQ.

  55. Nicole@HeatOvenTo350 June 8, 2011 at 11:03 AM - Reply

    I love how you can dress hot dogs so many different ways, too. And they’re just so easy. I have never tried them this way, though, but I have a feeling I need to try. I love the avocado on top.

  56. sarah June 8, 2011 at 10:37 AM - Reply

    Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs?! I literally almost just took a bite out of my computer screen. The avocado on top is a perfect addtional too!

  57. Coco200066 June 8, 2011 at 10:37 AM - Reply

    Oh I love Hot Dogs….and with Bacon…YUMMY! I will definitely be trying this one out. Thanks for posting!

  58. Apron Appeal June 8, 2011 at 10:01 AM - Reply

    I love all things hot dogs, bacon, avocado and bread. I can’t wait to eat this.

  59. ronda June 8, 2011 at 9:46 AM - Reply

    I only wish I knew you in the real world, not the virtual one, I would have really valued the invitation to your barbeque and can’t get over how delicious your hot dogs looks.

  60. Parsley Sage June 8, 2011 at 9:20 AM - Reply

    Yea, I can see why everyone was impressed. Whew that a sexy looking hot dog! Well done :)

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