Bacon Cheese Dogs with Avocado Relish

Bacon Cheese Dogs with Avocado Relish

Hot dogs con Tocino, Queso y Aderezo de Aguacate
2 hot dogs
Pati Jinich
Course: Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: Avocado, bacon, cheese, Hot Dog, Mexican, Oaxaca, Pickled Jalapeños, queso, relish
Author:Pati Jinich
Bacon Cheese Dogs with Avocado Relish recipe from Pati's Mexican Table Season 6, Episode 12 "Cheesy"


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:

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.

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  1. 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. 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!

  2. 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!!

  3. 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

  4. 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!:)

  5. 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.