Bacon Cheese Dogs with Avocado Relish

Bacon Cheese Dogs with Avocado Relish

Hot dogs con Tocino, Queso y Aderezo de Aguacate

Recipe Yield

2 hot dogs

Cooking time

Rate this recipe

4.67 from 6 votes


For the avocado relish:

  • 1 large (about 3 ounces) tomatillo husked, rinsed, cut into small dice
  • 4 scallions white and light green parts thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves and upper parts of stems chopped
  • 3 pickled whole jalapeños chopped, plus 2 sliced for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon brine from pickled jalapeños
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher or coarse sea salt or to taste
  • 1 ripe avocado halved, pitted, cut into small dice
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish or more to taste

For the hot dogs:

  • 2 slices bacon
  • 2 hot dogs
  • 2 cups Oaxaca cheese shredded
  • 2 hot dog buns

To Prepare

To make the avocado relish:

  • In a medium bowl, add the tomatillo, scallions, cilantro, chopped pickled jalapeños, pickled jalapeño brine, lime juice, olive oil, and salt. Mix well. Incorporate the avocado and toss gently with a spoon to combine. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise with the prepared horseradish. Set aside.
  • On a cutting board, roll one slice of bacon around each sausage link. Place the tip of the hot dog over one end of the bacon slice, then roll the sausage around on the diagonal so that the bacon wraps around it and covers it entirely.

To make the hot dogs:

  • Heat a large skillet or griddle over medium heat. Add the bacon-wrapped hot dogs and cook, turning every couple minutes, until crisped and browned on all sides. Remove from the heat. When cool enough to handle, cut a slit lengthwise down the middle of each, without cutting completely through.
  • Raise heat to medium-high. Add two piles of about 1 cup shredded cheese onto the skillet and top each with a hotdog, slit-side down. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes until the cheese has completely melted and browned creating a cheese crust.
  • Meanwhile, open the buns but try not to separate the tops from the bottoms. Lightly toast the buns in the toaster or griddle. Spread a generous tablespoon of the horseradish mayonnaise onto each bun.
  • When bacon cheese hot links are ready, using a spatula, flip onto the bun, cheese side up. Top with a generous amount of the avocado relish, garnish with the pickled jalapeño slices and serve.


22comments inBacon Cheese Dogs with Avocado Relish

  1. Dottie M

    Oct 28

    I just watched this episode and have my shopping list ready to go. I love spicy food and looking forward to making this dish. One question I have is this, you’re saying Hot Dog but in the episode it looks like a Smoked Hot Sausage, which one is correct for making it exactly as yours on the show?

    1. Pati Jinich

      Nov 03

      For this one we regularly use spicy hot sausages at home, but to be honest, smoked should be delicious as well 😉

  2. Val

    Oct 16

    These hotdogs were fantastic. We love them I will be making them again and again.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Nov 03

      Yay!! So happy to hear 😉

  3. Anonymous

    Jul 16

    Absolutely beautiful!
    Thank you for sharing and love from Australia 💕

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jul 25

      Thanks to you! Un abrazo 🙂

  4. Robert Riddell

    Aug 18

    This sounds so delicious.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Aug 23

      They truly are Robert 🙂

  5. Franco Tarantino

    May 15

    Pati I am so excited I just made these Hotdogs and OMG so yummy. I love all your recipes you really inspire me. I wanted to show you my photos of the meal on Facebook but it would not let me tag you? I LOVE to take photos of my meals showing also my beautiful dinnerware. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Franco di Palermo

    1. Pati Jinich

      May 16

      Hi Franco, love that you liked these dogs 😉 Share your photos with me on FB commenting on one of my posts, post yourself on my timeline or send me a PM!

  6. Anne Maas

    Sep 29

    This recipe is fantastic!! I enjoy ALL of your recipes are super good but this one is the BEST!! I watch your show every week. You’re soo cute and you make me feel like I’m part of your sweet family. Keep up the good work and sharing your cooking fun and wisdom!!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Sep 29


  7. Michael c Kusbel

    May 15

    Pati, my wife and i (sofia) are planning to make the dogs on fri.the 18th. I really like your recipes your family, your commentary on food and all your friends in mexico who share in their knowledge especially the gentleman making the Oaxaca cheese.. Would really love to meet you one day. sincerely, Michael Kusbel

    1. Pati

      May 15

      Thank you Michael! I hope you and Sofia enjoy the hot dogs.

  8. Libby

    Apr 25

    I’ve been wanting to make these since seeing the episode a few weeks ago – I finally made them yesterday, and they were wonderful! I’m actually on a diet, so I used some reduced fat ingredients instead of what’s listed in the recipe (and only half the cheese) – and they were still amazing! The relish is pretty incredible – I now know I love tomatillos and cilantro!:)

    1. Pati

      Apr 26


  9. Heather

    Feb 22

    When I saw this episode, I couldn’t wait to make these hot dogs. I’m not a lover of the hot dog, but these turned out wonderfully, and my family enjoyed them.
    I couldn’t find the FUD brand hot dogs, so I substituted with some Johnsonville Hot Links that I found. The salsa was amazing; i wanted to eat it all by itself! The tomatillo gives a great crunch and slightly sour taste and the avocado makes it creamy. We loved the spice of the pickled jalapenos as well. The cheese was messy to work with, but when it turned into a cheese crisp, it had a great added flavor.

    1. Pati

      Feb 23

      I’m so glad you enjoyed them Heather!

  10. Joani

    Jan 27

    This looks so yummy! My kids love to eat just plain cheese cooked this way.

    1. Pati

      Jan 29

      Mine too!

  11. dcarey

    Dec 21

    FUD Hot Links sausages> Dead Link:
    changed to:
    English Page:
    Spanish Page:

    1. Pati

      Dec 22

      Thanks for letting us know!

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