Hot Dog Delicacies ~ Who Knew?

This my friends, according to the June issue of Men’s Health Magazine, is deemed the Sonoran.  B is a fan of hot dogs and of grilling, and when he saw this in the June issue, we just had to try it out.  We didn’t alter the recipe much because I’m a fan of stealing trying other people’s recipes out.  And if it’s in Men’s Health Magazine, it has to be healthy-ish, right?

But let’s get one thing straight up front…don’t judge!  I’m not high-falutent by any means and I’m not a food blogger.  I live in Texas for goodness sakes.  Before that, I lived in po-dunk Georgia for 25 years (as in step over all of the dogs and spit off the front porch and you’d hit Alabama…po-dunk), and before that a farm in upstate New York.  So I don’t “plate” things (unless by “plate”, you mean paper) which is why I don’t write about food often.  I cook often, as in every night, but I don’t share it with you here.  I’m told I’m an awesome cook, although I don’t eat much so I wouldn’t know.  It’s just not “pretty”, but this was worth sharing!  So on to the task at hand…The Sonoran….because they LOVED them!
Here’s what you need:
  • Weiners (they baked, we grilled…of course)
  • Avocado Slices (they sliced, we chopped)
  • Mayo (ewwww…..we substituted with mustard…no lard for us)
  • Chopped Tomatoes
  • Crispy Bacon (we cooked ours on the grill…of course)
  • Chopped Onion 
  • Canned Pinto Beans (obviously we used low sodium here)
  • Hot Dog Buns
That’s it!  It was easy, clean up was minimal (thanks to the grill and “plating”), and they loved this dish.  Of course, I made some homemade slaw because you can’t eat a dog without slaw, and it was an entire meal with all the fabulous 4 food groups represented!
More of my “plating”.  Paper plates and paper towels…that’s how we roll!
The grilled dogs and bacon.
The healthy, fresh fixins’.
The finished product with slaw on the side!

We’ll be adding this “delicacy” into the grilling mix from now on.  It was a huge hit around here and I love finding new and interesting things for my family to enjoy.  

So tell me, how do YOU like your dogs?  I’d love to steal use your recipe too!  Oh come on…I always give credit where credit it due.  So please, tell me how you rock the dogs so we can try them out too!
About Christy

Christy Gossett, managing editor of SoFabFood and creator of the healthy living blog, Insanity Is Not An Option, is a WAHM of 6 kids ranging in age from 27 to 8. She enjoys sharing her heart-healthy, low sodium recipes to help others with dietary restrictions enjoy a flavorful life while maintaining a healthy diet.

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  1. I think my husband would totally love these. And if it’s from Men’s Health he would love it even more. I have tons of Men’s Health recipes in my homemade cookbook..aka…a photo album with the sticky sheets!

  2. clgossett says:

    Your cook book sounds nicer than mine. I just have a bunch of hand written or printed recipe papers that I keep piled together in my cabinet. I keep saying I’m going to categorize them and put them on the computer but I’ve still not done it!

  3. Melissa Rheinlander says:

    I’m not a big hot dog fan… but if I do eat them they are all prettied up with stuff on it 🙂

  4. clgossett says:

    LOL…I don’t eat them at all but this has become a weekly meal at our house. They love them. Tonight I substituted homemade guac and it seemed to go over even better!

  5. This looks so good, I love avocado on anything!!

  6. clgossett says:

    B is now an avocado addict. I swear he never even ate a vegetable until he met me!