Salsa Gives Hot Dogs A Kick

Hot dogs on the grill are a delicious summertime treat. But instead of ketchup and mustard, why not cover them in some homemade salsa?

Hot dogs are one of those easy go-to choices when you're in a rush or having friends and family over for a summer cookout. But instead of the same old dogs and ketchup, why not treat your friends to something that packs a much more flavorful punch? By following a Better Homes and Gardens suggestion to cook the dogs in beer and cover them with salsa, you get a backyard entree that's not only more enticing than the basic mustard dog, you get a meal that's a lot tastier, too.

Lime beer-braised salsa dogs

Serves 8

Ingredients:

  • 3 heirloom tomatoes, chopped
  • 4 scallions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 jalapeño, stemmed, seeded and minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 lime
  • 1 (12 ounce) bottle of beer
  • 8 hot dogs
  • 8 hot dog buns, toasted

Directions:

  1. Combine the tomatoes, scallions, cilantro and jalapeño in a bowl, season with salt and pepper and set aside.
  2. Juice the lime and pour into a large skillet. Add the juiced lime halves and beer to the skillet and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Add the hot dogs and cook for seven minutes.
  3. Place each hot dog into a prepared bun. Ladle salsa over hot dogs and serve.

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