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Easy Taco Dog Recipe

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We’ve gone all Mexican with the hot dogs! This easy family dinner just adds zingy Mexican flavours to a classic hot dog for an easy midweek meal or BBQ. This is an easy family dinner the kids just LOVE! 

What do I need to make taco dogs?

Well – I think you can just make these up however you fancy!

Choose what you like and what you know the kids will eat – if you like crusty baguette style bread then grab it – if you want soft brioche hot dog rolls that’s great.

Sometimes I serve taco dogs wrapped in flour tortillas and they’re delicious too. 

homemade taco dogs - crusty rolls stuffed with hot dog sausages and topped with coleslaw, Mexican salsa and guacamole. Text overlay saying "awesome homemade taco dogs"

What toppings to put on taco dogs?

Okay – I absolutely HAVE to to have

But you can mix things up however you like. Try out Mexican hot dog toppings like 

  • beef chilli 
  • fresh salad 
  • salsa verde 
  • shredded cheese 
  • soured cream 

How to make homemade Mexican dips

Well – if I want a really quick and easy family dinner and I’ve had no time, then shop bought Mexican dips are my go to.

But if I’ve more time and I’m wanting to cook fresh then these Mexican dip recipes below are super easy and all count towards getting your 5-a-day. 

Easy guacamole recipe

white plate with pile of homemade guacamole alongside some lime halves
  • Guacamole ingredients – avocado, lime, spring onions, coriander, chilli and salt
  • Time to make = 10 minutes 

Easy Mexican tomato salsa recipe

jar of homemade easy Mexican tomato salsa alongside lime halves.
  • Salsa ingredients – tomatoes, pepper, chilli, salt, lime and coriander 
  • Time to make = 5 minutes prep – 45 minutes cook

Easy spicy coleslaw recipe 

homemade jalapeño and red cabbage slaw in a blue bowl.
  • Spicy coleslaw ingredients – red cabbage, carrot, onion, mayonnaise, jalapeño, sweet smoked paprika
  • Time to make = 20 minutes

What sausages to use for hot dogs?

Well – you can use a jar of hot dog sausages if you’re going for speed – we like the german brands best.

Or you can grab yourself some proper old-fashioned style sausages – try using different flavoured ones.

Or even make the meal healthier by picking up turkey or chicken hot dogs. 

Can I make vegetarian taco dogs?

Yep! Of course you can – just switch out the meat sausages for a vegetarian version. 

How to serve taco dogs 

  • Great for a quick easy midweek dinner.
  • Get the sausages grilled outdoors and serve up taco dogs at BBQs 

Best simple sides for hot dogs

If you’re doing a BBQ or feeding a crowd go all out with the sides – our best simple sides to serve with hot dogs include….

two images of the hotdogs - wooden board with three gourmet hot dogs served on crusty baguettes topped with homemade jalapeño slaw, roast mexican style salsa and homemade guacamole. Text overlay saying "gourmet Mexican style posh dogs -"

PS… we think you might also just LOVE our Cajun Prawn Flatbread

White plate with freshly made flatbread loaded with salad , topped with Cajun spiced prawns and chopped coriander


Yield: 4

Easy Taco Dog Recipe

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • homemade (or shop bought) guacamole 
  • homemade(or shop bought) roast tomato salsa 
  • homemade(or shop bought) spicy coleslaw 
  • 4 ready to bake baguettes 
  • 8 hot dog sausages 


1. First of all make the Mexican toppings - the guacamole, the salsa and the jalapeño slaw. These can be made in advance and just stored in the fridge until ready to use. 

2. Bake the baguettes in the oven as per the packet instruction. 

3. Heat the hotdogs as per the packet instructions 

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 628Total Fat: 38gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 68mgSodium: 1571mgCarbohydrates: 49gFiber: 2gSugar: 8gProtein: 22g

Nutritional content will vary depending on the exact ingredients you use and how careful you are with measuring - this nutritional information is given as a general guide only and may not be accurate - you should always calculate your own nutritional information especially if you have specific dietary requirements.

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