Sunday, August 7, 2011

Hot Dog!

Hot dog fans rejoice cause these are the yummiest dogs you’ll ever sink your teeth into!  These bad boys are sonoran style dogs.  I say bad boys because they can’t be much less than 1,000 calories each, so it’s definitely an every once in a while type food.

Here’s the low-down.  You take a bolillo (Mexican sub roll) and toast it up.  Then you add pinto beans, a fat hot dog (we used Hebrew National dinner franks from Costco) wrapped in bacon, shredded cheese, chopped tomatoes and sweet onions, salsa verde and mayo sauce.  Then you take a big bite and go straight to hot dog heaven. 

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The salsa verde was SOOO good, so I’m sharing the recipe.  

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This recipe makes a bowl full of salsa, so you’ll have LOTS of left-over for chips, tacos, etc.

Salsa Verde

1 lb tomatillos, husked and washed
1 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
3 fresh serrano chilies, seeded
1 cup chopped sweet onion
2 cloves of garlic
pinch of sugar
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
sea salt to taste

Put the tomatillos in a saucepan and cover with water.  Bring to a boil, then turn off the heat and allow them to soak for 5 minutes. 

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Remove from the heat, drain and puree in a food processor.  Add the cilantro, serranos, onion, garlic, sugar, and lime juice and pulse to combine.  Season with salt to taste. 

The mayo sauce is just 4 tablespoons of mayo and a little more than 1 tablespoon of hot sauce (Tabasco or equivalent) and juice of a little more than half a lime.  This sauce would also be delicious on fish tacos. 

Give it all a try…you won’t be sorry!

4 comments:

Lisa said...

OMG....YUMMM!!!!!!

Shauna and MacLean said...

Thanks so much we will try these bad boys!

Evelyn said...

I think the most I miss about AZ was these hotdogs. you just made my mouth water ;0

Stephanie said...

so enjoyed these recipes! thanks for sharing! I have enjoyed reading about your journey. I am in the process of adopting a baby girl from Russia and have been blessed by your experiences! Stephanie (http://adoption-thecrookedroad.blogspot.com)