Mexican Style Hot Dogs with Spicy Tomato Onion Relish

CB-sponsored-post-white-400It’s no secret I live in Florida. And, being a Floridian (or FlorIDIOT as my Dad likes to say, *eye roll*) we have been seeing a large fluctuation in climate lately. One day it’s rainy, one day it’s in the low 40’s (hey! That’s cold to us, aight?!) and other days it is just GORGEOUS. Like today… jealous? Hehehe, sorry guys I am just loving this! Yesterday started off a little rainy but in the afternoon the sun was shining, birds were chirping! Ahhh, just like I like it! So, I knew I wanted to have an extra special lunch for us today! I ran out to Walmart, it’s super close to my house and I shop there all the time anyways and grabbed everything I needed for a mini Summer cook out! YAY, and here is what I made us for lunch:

Mexican Style Hot Dogs with Spicy Tomato Onion Relish

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Mexican Style Hot Dogs with Spicy Tomato Onion Relish, perfect for a fun Summer cookout! #CollectiveBias

YUMMY! So, while at Walmart I grabbed everything I needed to make this fun dish including these main items:

Mexican Style Hot Dogs with Spicy Tomato Onion Relish, perfect for a fun Summer cookout! #CollectiveBias

All the items are scattered throughout the store but luckily I took pictures for you so you could easily find them yourself! The Hebrew National hot dogs are on the top shelf by all the other hot dogs (if you’re a shorty like me, you will appreciate this information, just sayin’), the Pam is in the baking section, Rotel took me a little while to find, it is in the same aisle as tomato sauce and Hunt’s Ketchup by all the condiments!

Mexican Style Hot Dogs with Spicy Tomato Onion Relish, perfect for a fun Summer cookout! #CollectiveBias

See, easy peasy! Now slap on some shorts, your shades, turn that radio to your favorite station and you’re ready to get grilling!

Mexican Style Hot Dogs with Spicy Tomato Onion Relish
 
Ingredients
  • Spicy Tomato Onion Relish:
  • 1 yellow onion, cut into ¼ inch rings, skins removed
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 10 oz can Rotel, mild
  • ¼ Cup Cilantro, rough chop, packed
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp oregano, dried
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • PAM cooking spray
  • For the Mexican Style Hot Dogs:
  • 1 packaged Hebrew National Hot Dogs, 100% Beef
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Sour Cream
  • Cilantro, rough chop
  • Hot Dog Buns
Instructions
  1. For the Relish:
  2. Begin by sauteing onions over medium heat in a medium sized pan that was sprayed with PAM cooking spray. Cook until slightly browned and soft. Chop the cilantro. Add in the garlic and cook for 30 seconds or until fragrant. Add in the Rotel and remaining ingredients. Cook, uncovered on a simmer until liquid is reduced by half.
  3. Cover and continue simmering for an additional 20 minutes so all the flavors can come together. Serve as a condiment to many dishes!
  4. If you are making the Mexican Style Hot Dogs, stop at the point of reducing the liquid by half. Bring the pan and everything to the grill when cooking the hot dogs. Let this sit directly on the grates, covered under low heat. It will be done when the hot dogs are done cooking.
  5. For the Hot Dogs:
  6. Clean your grill grates and get them super hot. Lightly coat the grill in Pam cooking spray. Cook hot dogs all the way through, to the done-ness you prefer on the outside.
  7. Serve with the relish, cheese, sour cream and cilantro on top. Enjoy!

Step by Step Directions

Mexican Style Hot Dogs with Spicy Tomato Onion Relish, perfect for a fun Summer cookout! #CollectiveBias

Begin by sauteing onions over medium heat in a medium sized pan that was sprayed with PAM cooking spray.

Mexican Style Hot Dogs with Spicy Tomato Onion Relish, perfect for a fun Summer cookout! #CollectiveBias

Cook until slightly browned and soft.

Mexican Style Hot Dogs with Spicy Tomato Onion Relish, perfect for a fun Summer cookout! #CollectiveBias

Chop the cilantro.

Mexican Style Hot Dogs with Spicy Tomato Onion Relish, perfect for a fun Summer cookout! #CollectiveBias

Add in the garlic and cook for 30 seconds or until fragrant. Add in the Rotel and remaining ingredients.

Mexican Style Hot Dogs with Spicy Tomato Onion Relish, perfect for a fun Summer cookout! #CollectiveBias

Cook, uncovered on a simmer until liquid is reduced by half.
Cover and continue simmering for an additional 20 minutes so all the flavors can come together. Serve as a condiment to many dishes!

Mexican Style Hot Dogs with Spicy Tomato Onion Relish, perfect for a fun Summer cookout! #CollectiveBias

If you are making the Mexican Style Hot Dogs, stop at the point of reducing the liquid by half. Bring the pan and everything to the grill when cooking the hot dogs. Let this sit directly on the grates, covered under low heat. It will be done when the hot dogs are done cooking.

Mexican Style Hot Dogs with Spicy Tomato Onion Relish, perfect for a fun Summer cookout! #CollectiveBias

Clean your grill grates and get them super hot. Lightly coat the grill in Pam cooking spray. Cook hot dogs all the way through, to the done-ness you prefer on the outside.

Mexican Style Hot Dogs with Spicy Tomato Onion Relish, perfect for a fun Summer cookout! #CollectiveBias

Serve with the relish, cheese, sour cream and cilantro on top. Enjoy!

YUM! These extra fancy hot dogs were a huge hit! And of course I served the Hunt’s ketchup for picky eaters along with my kicked up Rotel sauce!

Mexican Style Hot Dogs with Spicy Tomato Onion Relish, perfect for a fun Summer cookout! #CollectiveBias

The cheese addition is just the perfect somethin’ something’ for a gooey, melty Summer cookout! I love how the Rotel already comes with a ton of flavor from the green chiles. I really really love green chiles and the mild is a great light burn, not over the top. I also saw they offer Rotel already seasoned for chili recipes, how cool is that?! I’m going to try adding it next time I make a huge batch of chili.

And the Pam, I mean come on who doesn’t love using this product? It is a MUST for baking but I bet you didn’t know you could use it while grilling too! Now, for beginners I really suggest spraying the Pam onto a clean rag or kitchen towel, using a pair of tongs and brushing this all over the grates. You don’t want those yummy Hebrew National hot dogs sticking now do you?? Speaking of Hebrew National, these hot dogs are really high quality, 100% beef. I like knowing that even though I’m splurging a little on an American staple, they are still made with quality ingredients. Ahh, I love the smell of grilling hot dogs on a Sunny afternoon:

Mexican Style Hot Dogs with Spicy Tomato Onion Relish, perfect for a fun Summer cookout! #CollectiveBias

Eeeek, see how gorgeous it is outside?! I loves it!

Grilling Quick Tips

Mexican Style Hot Dogs with Spicy Tomato Onion Relish, perfect for a fun Summer cookout! #CollectiveBias

Use a clean tray to bring everything you need to the grill before you start cooking. That way you won’t have to run in and out of the house getting things you forgot to bring and possibly starting a fire or over cooking your food.

Mexican Style Hot Dogs with Spicy Tomato Onion Relish, perfect for a fun Summer cookout! #CollectiveBias

Use the same clean tray to put any cooked meat or veggies on. Never use the same plate if you had raw meat on it, you could get yourself or others sick! Then, just one trip back in the house, easy!

Did you know all of the items mentioned in this post are by ConAgra foods?! They have so many different brands and they really produce great quality products. Without the help of them I wouldn’t have been able to put together this amazing afternoon Summer cookout! Watch out beach, here we come!

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10 Wonderful Comments

  1. avatar
    Samantha K says:
    February 28, 2014

    Yum! That looks delicious! I cannot wait until it warms up here, at least a little so we can start grilling again.

  2. avatar
    Corina says:
    March 1, 2014

    These look really tasty. I wouldn’t be able to get some of the same ingredients here but I will just settle for the inspiration and try and make something similar at some point – so much more tasty looking than just a hot dog!

  3. avatar
    Denise says:
    March 2, 2014

    This Spicy Tomato Onion Relish looks amazing! I bet it will be good on so many more things than hot dogs. I will be pinning this next. I am visiting today from Random Recipe Roundup. Have a great day!

  4. avatar
    Gina says:
    March 4, 2014

    OOH! I could eat one of those right now for breakfast – thanks for the recipe!

  5. avatar
    March 6, 2014

    It’s still a bit to early to break out the snow covered grill, but this will definitely be on the menu this summer.

  6. avatar
    March 8, 2014

    More cheese on mine please! These looks super yummy and make me hope summer is on it’s way!!

  7. avatar
    March 9, 2014

    They look really good! Thanks for sharing on Sweet and Savoury Sundays, stop by and share with us again this weekend!

  8. avatar
    Krista Low says:
    March 25, 2014

    These hot dogs look amazing! When we lived in Tucson we found a great joint about a week before we moved to VA for sonoran hotdogs… needless to say I’ve been craving! I just pinned these and can’t wait to give them a try :)

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