Cheesy Mexican Hot Dog Taquitos
Cheesy Hot Dog Taquitos are a Mexican-inspired twist on the usual baked hot dogs. This kid-friendly recipe is ready in less than 30 minutes and uses just four ingredients. Rolled in corn tortillas with cheddar cheese, then popped in the oven or air fryer, these Tex Mex franks are one of our favorite quick and easy dinners recipes and make great game day snacks!
There’s always that old joke about hot dogs coming with eight in a package and rolls coming with six or twelve or some other number that’s not eight. Honestly, every package of hot dog rolls I see in the grocery store has eight rolls. So I’m not sure why this perceived discrepancy has become part of our culture. The only discrepancy I see is that in my family we buy a package of hot dogs, a package of rolls, and only two people actually want their hot dog on a roll. Then what do you do with the rest of the hot dog rolls?
Banana dogs are what you do. Banana dogs? Yes, banana dogs. I slather some peanut butter or sunflower seed butter on those rolls, pop a banana in there, and then pack them in my kids’ lunchboxes.
See. Banana dogs.
But wait a second. Listen to this. I buy an organic brand of hot dogs, and do you know what they did? They started making the dogs slightly bigger, but only putting six in the package. So all four of us still want two hot dogs, because they aren’t, like, super ginormous dogs, which means I need eight hot dogs. So, I have to buy two packages, which means twelve hot dogs. Then I either have the kids begging for a third hot dog (umm, no, because nobody really needs to eat three hot dogs) or I have four leftover hot dogs. And then what do I do with four leftover hot dogs?
Oh goodness, I have nothing clever for this one. Although a friend once told me she makes hot dog fried rice with leftover rice, so maybe I need to give that a shot.
But wait, there’s more. Corn tortillas. The small package has ten, which I suppose is usually enough, except that for about ten cents more I can buy thirty. So, thinking I’m getting a deal, I buy thirty, especially since my boys can down some tacos on taco night. But thirty? What do you do with thirty corn tortillas?
Well, since I have to buy twelve hot dogs…
Mexican Baked Hot Dogs
These are sure to be a crowd pleaser in your house too. You’ll love how quick and easy they are to assemble. And the kids will absolutely love eating them. It’s like a Mexican twist on the classic baked hot dogs wrapped in crescent rolls (aka pigs in a blanket, but we were quite literal in my house growing up).
How do you make Cheesy Hot Dog Taquitos?
Cheesy Mexican Hot Dog Taquitos really couldn’t be easier.
- Just warm the corn tortillas in the microwave until they are pliable.
- Sprinkle on some shredded cheddar cheese and lay the hot dog on top of the cheese-covered tortilla.
- Roll it up as tightly as possible. If you roll it tightly enough, you might be able to just lay it so that the end of the tortilla is on the bottom and it won’t unroll. You can also secure it with a couple of toothpicks.
- Brush the outside lightly with olive oil and bake until the hot dog is, well, hot, and the tortilla is crispy.
How do you serve Cheesy Hot Dog Baked Taquitos?
- If your kids are like mine, then it’s all about the ketchup, regardless of whether you are going for a Mexican-inspired meal. My Homemade Ketchup can be stirred together in five minutes.
- The obvious choice to me is salsa or guacamole. This Kid-Friendly Guacamole doesn’t have big chunks of peppers or onions to turn off those picky eaters. Mango Avocado Salsa is always a favorite here, or stick with a classic Restaurant Style Homemade Salsa.
- And a drizzle of Greek yogurt or sour cream also makes a nice touch.
- Mexican Pepper Jack Baked Cauli-Tots is a perfect side dish.
- Keep them whole for dinner, or cut them in half for a fun finger food if you want to serve these hot dog taquitos as a party appetizer.
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If you like these Mexican Hot Dogs, here are a few other recipes you might enjoy…
- Buffalo Bacon Blue Cheese Hot Dogs
- Barbecue Chicken Tostadas
- Easy Cheesy Mexican Dip
- Chili Lime Fish Stick Tacos
- You can load up those dogs with Tex-Mex Hot Dogs from Country Cleaver.
- Or get a little more traditional with Cheesy Taco Taquitos from Inside BruCrew Life.
Cheesy Hot Dog Baked Taquitos Recipe
You’ll love these Tex Mex-inspired baked taquitos as much as my family. They only have four ingredients and are ready in less than thirty minutes. While they bake, you can get some salsa and guacamole for dipping. Sure to be a crowd-pleaser for parties, too, since they are one of the best game day recipes!
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Cheesy Hot Dog Baked Taquitos
- 8 corn tortillas
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (about 4 oz.)
- 8 hot dogs
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil (approximately)
- Greek yogurt or sour cream plus salsa, guacamole, etc. for dipping
- Preheat your oven or air fryer to 400°F.
- Wrap tortillas in a damp paper towel and microwave for 15-30 seconds, or until soft and pliable.
- Lay tortillas out on a flat surface and sprinkle with cheddar cheese, about two tablespoons on each.
- Place a hot dog on one end of one of the tortillas and roll up as tightly as possible, and set on a baking sheet. Secure with toothpicks if necessary.
- Repeat with the remaining hot dogs.
- Brush the outsides and bottoms of the tortillas with olive oil, and bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes or air fryer at 5 minutes, or until the hot dogs are cooked through and the tortillas are crisp and golden.
- Drizzle with Greek yogurt or sour cream, if desired, and dip in salsa, guacamole, Greek yogurt, or sour cream if you like. You can also cut each one in half to serve as finger food appetizers.