Mexican Hot Dogs Recipe

Mexican Hot Dogs

Mexican hot dogs are a fusion of traditional Mexican flavors and American-style hot dogs. This version features smoked beef franks rolled in lightly browned tortillas (no hot dog buns here) drizzled with hot sauce. Each serving is topped with flavorful garnishes, including sliced olives, jalapeno, and chopped fresh cilantro.
Servings 4
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes


  • Z Grills 11002B Pellet Grill with Wi-Fi
  • Z Grills Cherry Wood Pellets
  • Large Cast Iron Skillet
  • Tongs


  • 8 beef hot dog franks
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1 (15-ounce) can pinto beans rinsed and drained
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • Juice of half a lime
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 ½ cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • Tapatio sauce to taste
  • ½ cup sliced black olives
  • 1 jalapeno chopped
  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro


  • Preheat your Z-Grills (preferably with branded wood pellets) or other wood pellet grill to 225 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Transfer the wieners to the grates, close the lid, and smoke for 1 hour.
  • When the hot dogs are almost done, heat 2 teaspoons of the oil in a medium skillet over medium heat (on the stovetop).
  • Add the beans, cumin, and salt. Cook while stirring until heated through, then remove the beans from the heat and stir in the lime juice. Transfer the beans to a bowl and keep warm. Also, wipe the skillet clean.
  • When the hot dogs are ready, brush each tortilla with vegetable oil and heat the skillet over medium.
  • Working one at a time, place a tortilla in the skillet and wait for it to puff, then add a frank in the middle of each one.
  • Follow with a sprinkle of cheese, and use tongs to roll.
  • Repeat with the remaining tortillas. You should have about ½ cup of cheese left.
  • Divide the beans between four plates, followed by two Mexican hot dogs, a sprinkle of cheese, and a drizzle of hot sauce.
  • Garnish with sliced olives, chopped jalapeno, and cilantro.


You can also use black beans.
Use any cheese you like.
Remove the seeds and ribs from the jalapeno for less heat.
Calories: 740kcal
Cost: 20
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Dinner, Smoked

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