Nacho Hot Dogs

This is exactly what little hot dogs hope they’ll grow up to be. Smothered in chili. Covered in cheese sauce. Sprinkled with crumbled Nacho tortilla chips and jalapenos. And of course, some nice cool sour cream. These nacho hot dogs are the stuff dreams are made of!
Nacho Hot Dogs Version 2.0With every bite you get crunch, heat, cool and cheese! Perfect! And of course you can kick your Nacho hot dogs up even more by using a really spicy chili. I use the zesty cheese sauce from La Preferida for this and other dogs that call for cheese. It’s smooth and creamy and has a little bit of a spiciness to it.

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Nacho Hot Dogs
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: American
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Ingredients
  • All-beef hot dogs
  • Hot dog buns
  • Bean chili, warmed
  • Nacho cheese sauce, warmed
  • Nacho tortilla chips, lightly crushed
  • Diced pickled jalapenos (I prefer fire-roasted jalapenos)
  • Sour cream
Instructions
  1. Cook dogs and toast buns as desired.
  2. Place dogs on buns.
  3. Top with chili and cheese sauce.
  4. Sprinkle with crushed chips and jalapenos.
  5. Add sour cream, a bit more of the crumbled chips, and serve.

Chicken Nacho Dip

Truthfully, I was just looking for a way to use up some grilled chicken breast I found in the freezer. I wasn’t thinking I’d found anything too terribly exciting when I ran across this recipe for a chicken nacho dip. Well, I wasn’t just sort of wrong, I was very wrong. This dip is fantastic. Super cheesy, spicy, and creamy.

Chicken Nacho DipIf you don’t have grilled (or smoked) chicken on hand, rotisserie chicken will work just fine too. Oh and don’t forget to warm the tortilla chips. They take just a few minutes in a 350 F degree oven.

Chicken Nacho Dip
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 12
 
Ingredients
  • 1 (14 ounce) can RO*TEL® (I used hot), drained
  • 1 pound Velveeta®, cubed
  • 1 cup cooked chicken, shredded or cubed
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup green onion, diced (plus more for garnish if desired)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons taco seasoning mix
  • 1 large jalapeno, minced
  • 1/2 can black beans, rinsed, drained
  • Tortilla chips, warmed, for serving
Instructions
  1. Place everything except for the beans into a slow cooker and cook on high for 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally. If the mixture becomes too thick thin with a little milk.
  2. Add the beans and cook another 30 minutes.
  3. Stir before serving with warmed tortilla chips.

Nacho Hot Dogs

My addiction to hot dogs is not a secret. I’ve made them hundreds (it seems) of different ways, from traditional to definitely-not-traditional. A dog and a bun make a great canvas for flavors (I bet no one has ever said that before). Like these nacho hot dogs. They’re really great. I really like the contrast between the beefy dog flavor and the coolness of the guacamole and sour cream, along with the crunchiness of the chips.

These nacho hot dogs have some of my favorite nacho toppings on them (you can add whatever, of course).

Nacho Hot DogsI could see adding refried beans. Or black olives. Jalapenos. Chopped tomatoes. Green chiles. You name it.

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Nacho Hot Dogs
Author: 
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: American
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
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Ingredients
  • All-beef hot dogs
  • Hot dog buns, warmed if desired
  • Tortilla chips, crumbled
  • Salsa (I used Newman's Black Bean and Corn Salsa)
  • Mexican shredded cheese
  • Fresh guacamole
  • Mexican crema (or sour cream)
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped (for garnish)
Instructions
  1. Grill (or cook) your dogs as desired.
  2. Place dogs in buns. Top with remaining ingredients plus anything else you can find.
  3. Enjoy!