Garlicky Cuban Hot Dogs

Prep Time: 45 Minutes

Yields: 6 Servings


Mojo is a Cuban sauce made from the juice of oranges and limes. The sauce works as a marinade for beef, fish and poultry, and is perfect on a grilled dog!


6 grilled all-beef hot dogs

8 cloves garlic, peeled and thinly sliced

¼ cup olive oil

1 tomato, halved, seeded and diced

⅓ cup lime juice

⅓ cup orange juice

½ tsp ground cumin

salt and cayenne pepper to taste

granulated garlic to taste

6 grilled hot dog buns

2 cups finely shredded romaine

2 avocadoes, halved, pitted and diced

⅔ cup finely chopped pineapple


Heat grill according to manufacturer's directions. When ready to serve, grill hot dogs 5–¬8 minutes and grill buns if desired. In a heavy-bottomed sauté pan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add sliced garlic and sauté 1 minute or until edges of garlic brown lightly, stirring constantly. Add diced tomato, lime juice, orange juice and cumin. Bring to a simmer. Season lightly with salt, cayenne pepper and granulated garlic to taste. Cook mojo sauce 1¬2–15 minutes then remove from heat. To serve, place a grilled dog in each bun and top with lettuce, diced avocado, pineapple and mojo sauce.