Tijuana Hot Dogs

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"This is a recipe I recreated from my college days when we would drive down to Tijuana to go dancing, and of course, eat food cart Tijuana dogs! There are probably a number of variations, but this is the one I know."

Original recipe yields 2 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (127.6 g)
  • Calories 483.8
  • Total Fat - 28.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 10.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 64.4 mg
  • Sodium - 977.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 37.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.5 g
  • Sugars - 14.7 g
  • Protein - 17.6 g
  • Calcium - 77.8 mg
  • Iron - 2.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.8 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step 1

Cook bacon (or use bacon pieces/bits and skip this step).

Step 2

Toast the buns.

Step 3

Heat hot dogs (in the microwave is the quickest, but the barbecue gives them a great flavor - if using the barbecue, you will probably want to reverse steps 2 and 3, though they usually only take a couple minutes per side to cook).

Step 4

Layer on your condiments, and enjoy!

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


Lets Eat

I doubled the recipe and used the bacon bits in the jar for just two of us. We enjoyed very much, and will be adding these to my summer and fall barbecues!

review by:
(7 Aug 2021)


Nice twist on a plain old hotdog!! Ole! Made for Think Pink

review by:
(11 Oct 2018)


Been gleaning for outdoor cooking ideas which saw me try your Tijuana Hot Dog for lunch today. Been one long while since I had a hotdog and never one with bacon or mayo. I enjoyed. Come our first outdoor burger and hot dog day I will see to a tray with bacon and all the condiments to serve up these delicious offerings in a bun!

review by:
(25 Apr 2018)


What a delicious hot dog Maito. I've never had mayo on a dog before. I fried the bacon in a pan and grilled the hot dogs and buns on the BBQ. They were so good, quick and easy to make with great results. Thanks for sharing. Made for Think Pink - 2017.

review by:
(3 Oct 2017)

Bergy (RIP" Forever in our Kitchen)

This is a really tasty dog!. I used a large soft Italian bun and added a slice of Jalapeno Havarti cheese. I mixed together the mustard,, ketchup & mayo. Everything just went so well together..

(22 Nov 2015)


What a great alternative from the regular run-of-the-mill hot dogs. Maito, you ate good in college! Love it that it's packed with flavor. My kids in particular enjoyed this version very much. Thank you Maito for sharing!

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(14 May 2015)