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Mexican Hot Dogs

Your Tastebuds Aren't Ready For These Tortilla-Wrapped Hot Dogs

The following post was originally featured on Spanglish Spoon and written by Stephanie Chavez, who is part of POPSUGAR Select Latina.

Here is a true definition of Spanglish cooking. The reason I love my blog and the food in it.

A hot dog in a tortilla, topped with a simple ensalada de nopales.

I am a cross-bred cook who loves to take the best of both worlds and bring them together to make my taste buds sing, "hallelujah, give me more!" That is exactly the feeling I get when hot dogs and tortillas are on the menu. Once you've had a hot dog like this, your life will never be the same. In my opinion, they are so much better in a tortilla. Even if it's just the hot dog and tortilla, with no toppings!

The first time I introduced this concept to my husband (decades ago), he wasn't all that interested. Now, he'll have one classic American hot dog, and one with a tortilla. As for me, I detest traditional hot dogs. It is rare for me to have a hot dog in a bun.

This Summer, when you go to a barbecue or have a barbecue at home, TRY IT! Warm up a tortilla on the grill, roll up a hot dog with it, and judge for yourself. You might like it.

A simple pico de gallo with tomato, onion, lemon, cilantro, and salt is a perfect topping to start with. Nopales are optional.

Mix everything in a large bowl in no particular order. Except the lemon — that one I do by hand tasting as I go. Once you have mixed all the ingredients well, taste again to see if you need more salt.

Easy peasy.

Mexican Hot Dogs

Mexican Hot Dogs


Nopales can be bought in glass jars in the Mexican food aisle at most grocery stores, but they're not necessary.

Mexican Hot Dogs


  1. 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
  2. 1 1/4 cups tomato, diced
  3. 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  4. 1/4 cup onion, minced
  5. Lemon juice to taste
  6. 4 warm corn tortillas
  7. 4 cooked hot dogs
  8. 1 or 2 cups cooked seasoned nopales (optional)


  1. In a large bowl, combine the cilantro, tomato, salt, and onion.
  2. Add lemon to your liking.
  3. Warm up the tortillas on a griddle or grill just before the hot dogs are done being cooked.
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