The Raja Dog ~The Mexican Dog


Welcome to the second week of the H-E-BConAgra Back to School Meal Maker Challenge.

The Back to School Meal Maker Challenge os where 7 Texas bloggers offer quick and easy time meal solutions.  Each meal will have less than 10 ingredients, take less than 45 minutes to make and feed a family of four.

Each week there will be a featured ingredient where each blogger will incorporate into their recipe.  This week we work with Hebrew National Franks   Who doesn’t love hot dogs?

Keep the kids motivated to begin a new year with a “summer feel” meal.

Hot dogs for dinner are budget friendly, quick and can easily be adapted to all your families taste.

We transformed our dogs with the flavors of Mexico!  The taste of  Tacos from Mexico to be exact.   Que Rico!! 

One of the most popular topping for tacos in Mexico is rajas con queso.  So we thought why not add these cheesy mix to a piping hot dog.

Our first hot dogs is smothered in rajas con queso.  Rajas simple means strips, strips of poblanos in a queso sauce.  Roasted poblanos are charred under the broiler, peeled, cut into strips and added to a quick queso sauce.

Spoon over your dog and grab a napkin. They are messy.  Messy like cheese all over you chin messy..ahh amazing!

Have I shared? Each week you my readers are given the chance to vote for the blogger with the best recipes.  The two bloggers with the most votes will battle it out live, Iron Chef style  at HEB San Antonio with Celebrity Chef George Duran as host!

Pretty cool!!  I hope you enjoy my recipes and support me in this fun challenge!! Remember you can vote once a day up until August 28, 2011 (don’t worry I’ll remind you from time to time,smile)

Click on my beautiful mug to vote! Abrazos!!

On to the next hot dog topping. Taco toppings are endless.  At our house cilantro, queso fresco and onions are a must when we serve tacos.  Why not add these to our dogs?

The crisp bite from the pickled onion combined with fresh taste of cilantro and crumbly queso makes for one cool dog.  My hubby enjoyed this colorful topping.  I personally enjoyed both.

But then again what mom wouldn’t enjoy a quick meal?  In this Texas heat less time in the kitchen is always welcomed!!  Enjoy!!

Rajas con Queso

by Vianney Rodriguez

by Sweet Life

1 tbsp butter

2 tbsp flour

2 poblanos

1 1/2 cups warm milk

3 cups melting cheese of your choice



Preheat your broiler

Place poblanos on sheet pan.

Broil poblanos for about 10 minutes until charred on all sides.

Remove from broiler cover with dish towel and allow to rest for about 5 minutes.

Remove charred skin, stem and seeds. Cut into rajas (strips)

Melt butter in a large sauce pan over medium heat.

Add flour, whisk to combine and cook for about 2 minutes.

Slowly whisk in warm milk, until thick. about 6-7 minutes.

Remove from heat and add cheese.  When cheese has melted add rajas and stir to combine.

Season to taste.


Pickled Onion Hot Dog Topping

by Vianney Rodriguez

by Sweet Life

1 medium red onion, sliced

1 cup hot warm

1 cup queso fresco, crumbled

1/2 cup cilantro, chopped

1/4 cup lemon juice


Add sliced onions and hot water to bowl and allow to sit for 4 minutes.

Drain. Add lemon juice.

Allow to cool in fridge for 15 minutes.

Add queso and cilantro, stir to combine.

Season to taste.

Loved this why not check out my first meal maker challenge meal…MOLE!!

Combo Loco Deal~At your local H-E-B store buy Hebrew National Franks and get Pam for the grill and Hunt Ketchup free with in store coupn.

*Sweet Life Disclosure:  I was invited,compensated and received promotional items for my time to participate and create quick and easy meal solutions for  HEB  ConAgra Back-to-School Meal Maker Challenge. 

 The opinions expressed in Sweet Life are my own.



  1. says

    These look amazing and i really don’t eat them but just might. We do Sonoran dogs here with bacon. Hope you’re enjoying your assignment.

  2. says

    I agree. Less time is better! This hot dog looks scrumptious. I want one for lunch! Thank you for sharing such a yummy treat with me. My long day at work will be all the more sweeter now that I’ve visited your blog. Hugs from Austin!


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