Recipe courtesy of Ali Clarke

Quesadilla Hot Dogs

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This recipe came about when I had hot dogs but no hot dog buns. I had tortillas in the fridge, so I put two and two together and came up with a quesadilla–hot dog combo with guacamole, sour cream and pico de gallo for the ultimate Tex-Mex dog. Besides the awesomeness of pairing quesadillas and hot dogs, what I love about this recipe is that you can bake or grill the quesadillas and dogs at the same time instead of cooking the quesadillas one by one on the stovetop. I recommend you put the classic taco toppings out and let everyone build their own dog. Simple and delicious!
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Active: 25 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Ingredients

Directions

Special equipment:
a squeeze bottle (optional)
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Place the hot dogs on a baking sheet and bake until heated through and beginning to brown on the bottom, about 10 minutes, flipping them halfway through the cooking time. 
  3. Meanwhile, place 4 tortillas on a work surface. Top each tortilla with 1/3 cup shredded cheese and top with another tortilla. When the hot dogs have cooked 5 minutes and are ready to be flipped, place the quesadillas on the other half of the baking sheet. Continue to bake until the hot dogs are done and the cheese is melted.  
  4. Meanwhile, whisk the sour cream, lime zest and lime juice together in a small bowl. Whisk in salt to taste. Transfer to a serving bowl or spoon the mixture into a squeeze bottle for a fun presentation. 
  5. Remove the quesadillas and hot dogs from the oven. Spread 2 tablespoons of guacamole on each quesadilla. Top with a hot dog, followed by a squeeze of lime sour cream and some pico de gallo. Serve immediately. 

Cook’s Note

The lime sour cream can be made up to 3 days in advance and refrigerated in an airtight container. You can also cook the veggie dogs on a grill. Preheat the grill to medium; place the dogs on the grill and cook, turning them every minute or two, until the hot dogs have deep grill marks and are heated through, 7 to 8 minutes. To grill the quesadillas, simply follow the timing instructions above, but cover the grill to melt the cheese.

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