Sonoran Hot Dogs

  • PrepTime: 15 Mins
  • CookTime: 30 Mins
  • TotalTime: 45 Mins


  1. For the Hot Dogs:
  2. 4 beef hot dogs
  3. 4 slices thin cut bacon
  4. 2 tablespoons salted butter
  5. 4 sandwich rolls
  6. 1/2 cup refried beans
  7. 1 avocado (diced)
  8. 1 tomato (diced)
  9. 1 red onion (diced)
  10. 1 jalapeño (thinly sliced)
  11. Garnish: Fresh cilantro
  12. For the Cilantro-Lime Crema:
  13. 1/4 cup sour cream
  14. 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  15. 1 tablespoon lime juice
  16. 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro (finely chopped)
  17. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  18. 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  1. Gather the ingredients.
  2. Wrap each hot dog with a slice of bacon so that the entire hot dog is covered in bacon. Secure with a toothpick and place them in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. This helps the bacon stick to the hot dog and will keep it from falling off when they’re cooked. 
  3. Heat the grill or stove on medium heat. Keep the temperature on medium heat so the bacon cooks without burning. Remove the toothpick from the hot dogs.Add the bacon-wrapped hot dogs to a grill pan or a grill. Cover the hot dogs with a lid. Rotate the hot dog frequently until the bacon is crisp and the hot dog is warmed through. This will take at least 10 minutes and up to 20 depending on the size of your hot dog and the thickness of the bacon. 
  4. While the hot dogs are cooking, prepare the crema. 
  5. Whisk together the sour cream, mayonnaise, lime juice, cilantro, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. You can also blend it in the food processor. 
  6. Cut a pocket into the center of each of the rolls. 
  7. Butter the outside of the rolls and then griddle them on the same grill or pan as the hot dogs.
  8. Kind of pull them apart a bit so the inside of the roll gets a little crisp and cook them cut side down. You can flatten them with a lid if you wish. Cook until they are golden brown and seared. 
  9. Warm the beans in the microwave or a small pot until steaming. Spread a few tablespoons of the refried beans into the bottom of each roll. 
  10. Add the hot dog into the roll and then top with diced avocado, tomato, red onion, jalapeño, cilantro, and a drizzle of the cilantro-lime crema. Serve immediately with your favorite sides.