Over the weekend I had a hot dog and it reminded me of the hot dog stands in the Midwest. For some reason they are big in the Midwest but not out East. In the Midwest we had storefronts that just sold hot dogs. 20-30 different varieties of hot dogs. One of my favorite hot dogs was a southwestern hot dog. So delicious.
I was discussing my favorite dog with my friends and they said it sounded gross. Who would want sour cream on a hot dog. With the spiciness of the peppers and salsa, the sour cream is a welcome addition.
Southwestern Hot Dogs
- 2 Natural Casing Hot Dogs – I love the snap and taste of these dogs.
- 2 Hot dog buns – Recipe here if you would like to make your own.
- 1 Jalapeno Pepper
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/2 cup salsa – I like mine hot
- 1/2 cup favorite taco cheese – I used a premixed Mexican blend as it was on sale.
Going on how they make them back in the midwest I utilized a pot of boiling water to cook the dogs. I then placed the buns in a steamer basket over the water. This allowed the hot dogs to get piping hot and for the buns to get steamed.
Next cut the jalapeno into slices.
Remove the bun from the steamer basket and place on a plate. The steamed bun is key, it prevents the hot dog from cooling too quickly. A cold hot dog is not a tasty hot dog. OK, it is still tasty, just not as tasty as it could be.
Slather the bun with sour cream. It takes more than you would think. Remember it sounds gross but it is amazing and it will help cool your mouth down from the heat of the peppers and salsa. Now place a layer of Jalapenos on the bun.
Now remove a piping hot, hot dog from the water. Place on the bun and cover with salsa.
Now cover with cheese and you have the tastiest hot dog around.
Spicy and delicious.