Trashy Taco Truck Pretzel Dogs

Hell, I didn’t know what to call them.


The name fits; I can’t help it.

Snake River Farms recently sent me some of their beautiful food; and Kobe Gourmet Hot Dogs happened to be a part of that package. We thoroughly enjoyed them – the quality is impressive. There’s not a lot of things I’m picky about, but when it comes to hot dogs – which let’s be honest here; they’re basically made of pig ass and other things that I probably don’t really want to know about – I like high quality. 

High quality, delicious pig ass.

So, you know me.

I don’t do anything “regular ass” – as my husband puts it. When it comes to food, he hates hot and spicy and doesn’t like a lot of condiments or a lot of the crazy shit that I do. He really doesn’t like to eat anything outside of his comfort zone.

I don’t get that, but I do have to give him credit for being a team player as far as my blog and tasting my stuff. He does it. He may not like it, and sometimes even gives me a dirty look when I’m coming at him with a little napkin, a plate or a forkful of something (which I ignore), and he knows that I know what he’s thinking – “Shit – here she comes again.”. I do have to say, 9 times out of 10 he’ll try it.

Bless his heart. 

These are Kobe gourmet beef hot dogs on homemade pretzel buns topped with melted queso, Jalapeno Ranch dressing, guacamole and cilantro.

If I’m going to make a hot dog, I’m really going to make a hot dog.

I like them whore them up, if you will.


They’re straight up rockstars.

Here’s your printable-

Trashy Taco Truck Pretzel Dogs

Yield: 5 Hot Dogs


  • 1 package Kobe Gourmet Hot Dogs
  • This Pretzel Dough Recipe
  • White queso cheese sauce - you can use jarred, canned or make your own.I used a great jar I found at my Publix.
  • 1 cup Ranch dressing
  • 1 tbsp pickled jalapenos, finely diced
  • 1 tbsp juice from pickled jalapenos jar
  • Guacamole - I used this
  • Fresh Cilantro, chopped


  • Make pretzel dough, following instructions, but shape buns shaped to fit hot dogs. Make sure you don't split them completely open until after they're done; just two small slits on the top of each before you bake them. (This recipe should make a total of 8 buns).
  • Grill or broil hot dogs until done.
  • Warm queso in the microwave until hot.
  • Combine Ranch dressing, jalapenos and jalapeno juice in a small bowl.
  • Assemble each hot dog by topping each with queso, Jalapeno Ranch, guacamole and Cilantro.
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  • Shea

    Shea Goldstein is a writer and the voice behind Dixie Chik Cooks. She's also a recipe developer and brand ambassador. She has been published in several media platforms such as Redbook, Parade, Food Blogger Magazine and more. She has been developing recipes and writing since 2009. Shea is a Southern Belle Who's Thinking About What's For Dinner While Eating Lunch

This Post Has 10 Comments

  1. Julie Menghini

    That is one amazing looking hot dog! Two of my favorite flavors!

    1. Shea

      Thank you Minnie 🙂

  2. Ha ha! My guy is the same way! If it’s not steak and potatoes or fish and rice, he pouts. The saucyness drives him nuts lol. Love this, totally yum! Pinned.

    1. Shea

      Thanks, Malia! These guys just don’t know what they’re missing…

  3. Krista

    We always say “if it’s worth doing, it’s worth over doing!” these fit the bill beautifully! Who wants a plain old hot dog?

    1. Shea

      Thank you, Krista, I agree!

  4. Adam J. Holland

    I like the name (those dogs look outstanding). Next time, how about a naming contest? Did I mention that these dogs look outstanding?

    1. Shea

      A naming contest – that would be hysterical. I love it.

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