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
- 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
- Combine the tomatoes, scallions, cilantro and jalapeño in a bowl, season with salt and pepper and set aside.
- 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.
- Place each hot dog into a prepared bun. Ladle salsa over hot dogs and serve.