Feb 1, 2013

Hot Dogs with Avocado Salsa and Sour CreamRecipe by Jamie Purviance

Rating: 5 stars

2 Reviews

Grocery List

Fresh Produce

  • 0.125 oz fresh cilantro
  • 2 Hass avocados
  • 2 jalapeño chile peppers
  • 1 limes
  • 1 lb plum tomatoes
  • 1 red onions

Meat / Poultry / Seafood

  • 8 all-beef hot dogs, each about 4 oz

Oil and Spices

  • 0.5 tsp kosher salt


  • 2 tbsp hot pepper sauce


  • 6 oz Monterey Jack cheese
  • 0.25 cup sour cream


  • 8 top-split or New England–style hot dog buns



  • 4 plum tomatoes, about 1 pound total, seeded and cut into ¼-inch dice
  • 2 Hass avocados, cut into ¼-inch dice
  • 2 jalapeño chile peppers, seeded (if desired) and minced
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 2 tablespoons hot pepper sauce
  • 4 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • 8 all-beef hot dogs, each about 4 ounces
  • 8 top-split or New England-style hot dog buns
  • 1-½ cups grated Monterey Jack cheese (6 ounces)
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup finely chopped red onion


  1. Prepare the grill for direct and indirect cooking over medium heat (350° to 450°F). 

  2. In a medium bowl gently combine the salsa ingredients. Set aside at room temperature until ready to serve.

  3. Brush the cooking grates clean. Cut a few shallow slashes in each hot dog. Grill the hot dogs over direct medium heat, with the lid closed as much as possible, until lightly marked on the outside and hot all the way through, 5 to 7 minutes, turning occasionally.

  4. Place the hot dogs in the buns, being careful to keep the two halves of each bun in one piece. Top each hot dog with about 3 tablespoons of cheese and grill, with the hot dogs and cheese facing up, over indirect medium heat, with the lid closed, until the cheese is melted, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from the grill and top each with an equal amount of the salsa, sour cream, and onion. Serve immediately. 

2 Reviews

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Rating: 5 stars

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Rating: 5 stars

Apr 29, 2016

Aaron B

The best hot dogs I've ever had.

A very good recipe.

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Would you recommend this recipe? YES

Rating: 5 stars

Apr 29, 2016

Chris M

Best hot dog recipe - we have once a week

Great recipe. I love the Avocado Salsa. I do this recipe once a week. Having just dogs on the grill doesn't work anymore. When it comes to the plum tomatoes, make sure you blanch them. Put in boiling hot water for 20 seconds, then ice cold water for 1 minute, then pull off the outside skin. It is really rough. Make an x at the top of the tomato before boiling them. Make sure you use plum tomatoes.
Usually takes me 3 minutes with the Monterey Jack cheese to get melted. I have a genesis E-310. Incredible recipe.

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Would you recommend this recipe? YES

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