Mexican Mole Sauce Hot Dog

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A Mexican mole sauce hot dog is an all beef hot dog covered in a Mexican mole sauce.  A mole sauce is a thick, savory sauce that most people don’t think of when they think of Mexican cuisine. Mole sauces are made with a bunch of unexpected ingredients like chocolate, prunes, and nuts, and every one we’ve tasted has been slightly different. The best mole sauces are a balance of sweet and savory elements which accounts for their incredible depth of flavor.  Just like with Indian curries, there is no single recipe for mole sauce, but every mole shares some common characteristics. Chocolate, cinnamon and cloves are used to balance out the spiciness of the ground chilies while ground nuts and seeds are used as thickeners. Every Mexican chef has his or her own favorite recipe and they apply their home made mole sauce to everything from beef, to chicken to pork, to vegetables.

At least one person in our family orders a mole dish whenever we go to our favorite Mexican restaurant so we started talking about how mole sauce makes everything taste grate.  And of course, that got us thinking about trying mole sauce on a hot dog. So here is our recipe for a Mexican mole sauce hot dog.  Rather than making the mole sauce yourself, which can be a day long process, we recommend using a store bought variety.  My favorite is the La Paloma Gourmet Mole Rojo Sauce.  It comes in a 12.3 oz squeeze bottle which makes it easy to drizzle over your mole sauce hot dogs.


4 all beef hot dogs, grilled

4 toasted hot dog buns

1 ripe Heirloom tomato, diced

2 ripe Avocado, diced

Cojita Cheese, crumbled

1/2 cup Mole Sauce (can be found in jars and bottles in Mexican food aisle at most grocery stores or on Amazon)

1/2 cup fresh Cilantro, minced

4 slices cooked bacon, chopped

Limes to drizzle


Grill hot dogs over until cooked through.

Toast buns.

Put hot dogs in buns, then top with crumbled bacon, prepared mole sauce, cilantro, crumbled cojita cheese, chopped tomato, diced avocado, and drizzle with squeezed lime.

Devour. During the dog days of summer my favorite way to consume these is with a side of chips and salsa and an ice cold Mexican beer, like Pacifico.

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  1. posted by Sam on December 5, 2014

    Wow, never thought of this. I had a jar of Mole Sauce in my pantry so I used it to make this recipe. It was great (even without the bacon)! Can’t wait to see what my girl friend thinks.


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