Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Sonoran Hot Dog




From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...This is the type of recipe that will cause hardcore foodies to bristle and run for the exits. True, hot dogs are not the stuff of which their dreams are made, so I can't blame them. There are, however, occasions when nothing is quite as satisfying as good old-fashioned grub, so, I'll clear a path and hold the doors for them as they leave the room. I've been mulling what to make for Super Bowl Sunday and I've finally got a fix on what I want to serve. Last year, I did variations of those dishes I lovingly call Asian junk food. There were plates of egg rolls, crab rangoon, barbecued pork and dumplings, as well as bowls of fried noodles served with a warm apricot dipping sauce. This year, mainly because Chinese New Year is also barrelling down on us, I decided I'd head down Mexico way and do a Southwestern feast. Robb Walsh developed a recipe for Sonoran hot dogs that I've wanted to try for the longest time and I thought they'd be perfect for Super Bowl Sunday. I did a test run tonight and am comfortable enough with the results to share the recipe with you. This is a dish that is, for the most part, assembled rather than cooked. You'll have to heat the oven and a frying pan, but the time consuming elements of this dish can be purchased ready made and simply layered into warm and waiting buns. I have access to Mexican bakeries where bolillos, the Mexican version of a torpedo roll, can be purchased. They are a perfect bun for this outrageous hot dog. They are thick enough to hold ingredients without disintegrating, but small enough to prevent the filling from being upstaged by the bread. I realize that most of you don't have access to specialty bakeries, so the best route for you to take is to buy sturdy, but soft, buns that are approximately the same size as your hot dogs. As long as the hot dogs don't sit too long before serving you'll be fine. Good hot dogs are important and those that "answer to a higher authority" would be an excellent choice to use here. You will also find these much easier to make if you use a really thin-sliced bacon. Hassles with layering can be avoided if you have everything set to go before you begin cooking the hot dogs. The original recipe calls for pan grilling the wieners on a comal, the griddle on which tortillas are cooked. I cooked mine under the oven broiler to simplify things and contain the mess. It works perfectly, as long as you rotate the hot dogs so all their surfaces cook. I really think you'll like these. I hope you'll give them a try. Here's the recipe.

Sonoran Hot Dogs...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite inspired by Robb Walsh

Ingredients:
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 teaspoon Tabasco or other hot sauce
Juice of 1 large lemon
8 all-beef wieners (fat ones work better than long ones)
8 slices extra-thin bacon
8 torpedo rolls or bolillos
1/2 cup warm refried beans
1 cup guacamole
1/2 cup grated jack or cheddar cheese
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped tomato
1/2 cup Salsa Verde

Directions:
1) Mix mayonnaise, Tabasco, and lemon juice and put into a squeeze bottle.
2) Wrap hot dogs with bacon slices, covering completely. Grill or broil them, rolling hot dogs until bacon is crunchy on all sides, about 7 minutes.
3) Cut a pocket into buns to form a "boat" and toast them in oven or on a grill.
4) When hot dogs are cooked, divide beans and guacamole among eight rolls, spooning them inside pocket and spreading on either side of rolls. Spread cheese down the middle. Using tongs put one piping-hot bacon-wrapped hot dog into pocket of each roll. Top each with onions and tomatoes. Spread Salsa Verde across top. Apply mayonnaise blend in squiggles over tops of hot dogs. Yield: 8 servings.

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Ultimate Bacon Cheese Dogs - Gourmet Mom on the Go
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Fancy Hot Dogs - Simply Recipes
Classic Chicago Hot Dog - Easy and Tasty Food

Hot dog lovers will want to see this feature in Bon Appetit: Global Hot Dog Guide

57 comments:

Rhonda said...

Any foodie of worth appreciates a good hot dog, especially one with such delectable ingredients. I feel sorry for any foodie who can't appreciate a good hot dog when they see one!

Monet said...

I agree with Rhonda! Ryan and I have been talking about how much we've been craving a hot dog. Maybe I'll surprise him with this tomorrow! Thank you for sharing your sonoran dog with me...I hope you have a great Tuesday...I'm already ready for the weekend :-)

Faith said...

Sometimes you just have to have a hotdog and "those that answer to a higher authority" are always the ones I go for, lOvE my HBN's!

Jeannie said...

I love the look of your hotdog Mary, the plate is very attractive too!

The Chef In My Head said...

I've lived 46 years and still don't know what hot dogs are made of. Don't tell me, it must be really awful.
Your hot dogs look amaaaazing!! You are going to have some really happy Superbowl guests.
~Leslie

Lucie said...

Ah, what I wouldn't do for a true hot dog eaten back in the US right now! I love this version, it sounds like a lot of fun! And that is one beautiful plate!

MaryMoh said...

I seldom eat hot dogs but this looks like one that I would eat. Love the presentation. Hope you have a wonderful day.

Priya said...

WOuld love to eat rite now, soo attractive and tempting hot dog..

Priyanka said...

loved the look of ur creation. Seeing this has given me a huge craving for hot dogs...

lostpastremembered said...

This is just the time of year for serious comfort food and that doesn't mean it has to be fancy... great looking dog with do many good things on it... it is just bursting out of the bun! Perfect picture of a great dog!

What's next said...

I'm don't make hotdogs often but you had me at bacon... these might need to be on our superbowl menu...

From the Kitchen said...

Gasp--hot dogs?!!! This is just between you and me, Mary. O.K.? One of the first places I head when I go "home" each October is the Roanoke Wiener Stand on the city market--not the three star restaurant a few blocks away! Here in town, summer brings a colorful food cart to the village square and Chicago-style dogs are enjoyed sitting on the cement wall around the old courthouse. Why not for the Super Bowl, alas, sans Da Bears?!!

Best,
Bonnie

Kim said...

This dog look so good. It's been a while since I hade a hot-dog... I feel like I what to prepare a batch of yours... All these flavors... yummy!

Lea Ann said...

You're apologizing for making a hot dog? I've got two torta rolls in the freezer, I believe they just found a home with this recipe. This sounds like it's bursting with unbelievable flavors. Thanks for the recipe.

Jenn said...

More for me if they run for the exits, that's what I always say!! :) I LOVE Sonoran hot dogs....I had never had one until I moved to Arizona..and than not until I ventured down to Tucson. They are made slightly different though, as they will come with jalapenos and/or serrano peppers!!

Carrie said...

I should have known you could even make a hot dog look super fancy and appetizing... ;)

Big Dude said...

I grew up in a town with no less than a dozen small, stand alone hot dog shops and therefore thought they must be the one true dog. They had sauce (not chili), mustard, onion period. Only in the last few years have I realized that other areas (like Chicago) feel the same way about theirs. Since I eat them about every day when I go back home, you won't have to hold the door for me. These sound delicious and will be tried soon - I've expanded my horizons.

Anna A. said...

I bet the smell was amazing when you were cooking these. Danger dogs - or bacon wrapped hot dogs served with Mexican condiments are synonymous to LA street food (where I moves from). Gotta love that panaderia bread too!

carolyn bradford said...

These hotdogs look wonderful! This will have to be shared with my mother who is hotdog consosuer! (sp?) Anyway, pretty soon I will put up her recipe for Rueben Dogs that will make your mouth water! HBN are the best!

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

I stand with you in solidarity as a fan of the hot dog! Of course, it's not just the dog, but the fixings that make the experience, and you've given us a feast here! And, for the hard core foodies, there are plenty of artisanal, natural hot dogs available these days, too.

Pacheco Patty said...

Hotdogs and football, I think that's a natural combination!
I also think this recipe would make perfect tailgating fare for next fall, when we can see our favorite teams back in the hunt;-)

Nourhan @ Miss Anthropist's Kitchen said...

YUM! This looks absolutely delicious! I want to make these :)

A Busy Nest said...

I have never been a fan of hot dogs but you might get me to try one if this was in front of me!

June said...

You'll have a lot of happy happy people at your Super Bowl party as you serve these. They're a real hit and very popular in our desert "town".

Brandie@thecountrycook said...

Mary - you are speaking my language. I think this kind of food appeals to most folks. I don't cook for hard core foodies. I cook for myself and friends and family. I love this recipe and I know many folks around me who would love this too! Wonderful picture as well!

Gloria said...

Wow look amazing Mary, love hot dogs!! gloria

Louanne said...

We eat hotdogs at least twice monthly because I just love them. I love the ingredients you combined on this one.

Barbara said...

I may be a foodie Mary, but there is nothing like an old fashioned hot dog at a baseball game. So I can get down and dirty with the rest of the world!

But you have raised the hot dog to a new level! A brilliant concoction chock full of delicious things. Hot dog kudos to you!

That Girl said...

I can't imagine any hard core foodie snubbing their nose at this, it looks far more gourmet than one of the local specialties here: hotdogs wrapped in bacon.

Joanne said...

I actually strongly dislike hot dogs but I bet this would be amazing with a really good chicken sausage!

Clint said...

Let me put it this way...any hardcore foodie that needs help headin' for the exits because you are serving the greatest hot dog in the history of hotdogology should count on me for help.

The fewer people in the room, the more for moi.

Excellent, excellent post!

♥Sugar♥Plum♥Fairy♥ said...

Am sure id loveee to go the mexican bakeries with u too and this is givin me a craving and making me sooo hungry , am off to look for a snack:-)and no dry fruits wont suffice after this:-)

teresa said...

now THAT'S a hotdog! like you said, nothing is more satisfying then a good old dog. especially when it's dressed up like this!

Umm Mymoonah said...

Looks really delicious, although I'm not a big fan of hot dog, your recipe tempts me to have some.

Tasha said...

While I don't eat them frequently, there are times when a hot dog is just good stuff (to me, there is a magical combination of a baseball game, hot dog and cold beer!) With toppings like this, how could it be anything but awesome??

Catherine said...

Looks and sounds delicious, Mary!

Kristen said...

Aloha, Mary!

Thank you for stopping by my blog and for the kind words. You're blog is beautiful, and that hot dog is definately on my list of things to try!

Kristen

Bella said...

This sounds like a great hot dog! I am going to try the recipe over the next couple weeks - it would be perfect for Superbowl Sunday. I am fortunate to live in an area with easy access to fabulous Mexican food, etc., so I'll have to look for the rolls. Thanks for the inspiration!

Emily Z said...

I LOVE hot dogs, so this looks utterly amazing to me! I like the cheap kinds you get at the ballpark or the gourmet kinds you can get elsewhere. I will take hot dogs any time, any way! :)

Terri said...

I am going to have to do this for my Super Bowl Party! Thanks for sharing it in advance!

PeggyR said...

Oh gosh this looks good! I love hot dogs!

xinex said...

I like hot food, Mary, so I will enjoy this for sure....Christine

Medeja said...

Im not big fan of hot dogs :) but this one looks and sounds really good and Im sure I would love to try it :) thanks for the recipe :)

Rivki Locker (Ordinary Blogger) said...

This is definitely what I would call 'good old-fashioned grub.' I love it! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such kind words. I'm pretty new to this and it's great to hear your words of encouragement. Thank you, and I am delighted to have discovered your site too. What beautiful photos and fun-looking recipes. - Rivki

Kankana said...

My fav hot dog ! and you made it so well .. yummy !!

Ginny said...

Wow, these have everything in them, they are a whole meal!! I was just picking over the hot dogs the other day, some looked so nasty, it even looked like there was blood in some of the packages!! I like the new Ball Park Angus lite or beef lite. Also Nathan's, and have heard that Hebrew National are the best. What do you like?? What kind will you be buying?

Faith said...

These look fantastic, Mary, and what a great idea for the Superbowl! Sometimes a good hot dog is the only thing that will hit the spot, and this one looks amazing!

scrambledhenfruit said...

I do love a good hot dog, and haven't had one in ages. This is the kind I like though- lots of delicious toppings. :)

sweetpeaskitchen.com said...

Oh wow! This looks great! I haven't had a hot dog in forever...I suddenly am craving one like crazy!! :)

Spoon and Chopsticks said...

Sounds great with Tabasco and Salsa Verde.

Miriam said...

Guacamole is great on anything! Have fun!! Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

Angie's Recipes said...

This is one delicious looking hot dog! Love that you used guacamole here.

Mary said...

Rhonda, I'm unable to connect to your blog, so I'll thank you for your supportive comment here. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

highplainsdrifters said...

Big fan of the Indian from the Bon Appetit Around the World in 80 Hot Dogs issue:

http://www.bonappetit.com/magazine/2009/07/international_hot_dogs

Rosy said...

I'm a huge fan of gourmet style hot dogs. It looks delicious. So glad you found me so I could find your blog. Love it.

We Are Not Martha said...

My fiance would LOVE this. He's always trying to get me to make hot dogs and I'm always resisting. But this? This I could do!

Sues

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Really tempted on ur recipes...Love this hot dog recipe too...

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