This is a copycat recipe for Coors Field Taco Dog. Our Colorado Rockies official Hot Dog. With chorizo, cheese and pico, you can’t go wrong.
Not quite over our triumphant Super Bowl Win, and it’s time for Denver sports fans to put away our orange t-shirts and welcome our Colorado Rockies back from Spring Training. It’s time to play ball at Coors Field. Time to lose the chili and sliders and switch gears to peanuts, Cracker Jack and hot dogs. It’s opening day.
Last year the Rockies announced that we have an official hot dog. It’s about time we had our own, after all, we’ve been a major league team since 1993. The “Taco Dog,” is a link of Mexican Chorizo, topped with melted cheese, pico de gallo and some lettuce.
I’ve not actually purchased one at the ballpark, but my recreation at home was pretty darn good if I do say so myself. But then again, I think I could eat pico de gallo on about anything.
It’s super easy to make, here’s my recipe.
America’s Obsession with Hot Dogs – Regional Hot Dogs
No doubt about it, Americans love their hot dogs.
According to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (NHDSC) Americans are expected to eat 150 million hot dogs over the July 4th holiday alone, part of the seven billion hot dogs eaten from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
That’s a lot of dogs. I happen to be a big fan of hot dogs and will probably consume a dozen or more of those seven billion over the Summer. Mine will most likely be topped with mustard only or perhaps a dollop of chow-chow, but there are folks in states and cities across our country who have claim to fame over their v-e-r-y own dog.
It makes me sad that there’s no Denver Dog, especially since it has such a nice ring to it. And I mean c’mon even Seattle has a dog….and with cream cheese, at that??? ::::raising eyebrows. Let’s take a look at that list:
Arizona Dog: Wrapped in bacon and grilled; topped with pinto beans, chopped onion, tomatoes, jalapeños, mustard and mayo.
Boston Dog: Topped with baked beans, ketchup, mustard, relish and chopped onion.
Chicago Dog: Loaded up with sliced tomato, minched onion, sweet relish, a pickle spear and mustard; a poppy seed bun is traditional, celery salt is optional.
Cincinnati Dog: Ridiculous amounts of Cincinnati-style chili and shredded Cheddar cheese, plus yellow mustard and chopped onion.
Los Angeles Dog: Topped with chili sauce, onion and mustard; crispy bacon optional.
Milwaukee Dog: Grilled bratwurst topped with sauerkraut and spicy German mustard.
New York Dog: Kosher-style, all beef dog topped with sauerkraut or onions and spicy mustard.
Philadelphia Dog: Grilled, split dog topped with melted cheese; often called a Texas Tommy.
Seattle Dog: Grilled, split dog stuffed into a bun slathered with cream cheese.
Southern Dawg: Coleslaw, coleslaw, coleslaw; chili and sweet relish are popular too.
Texas Dog: Barbeque sauce or chili; melted cheese and jalapenos optional.
Recipe for Coors Field Taco Dog
I hope you give this Taco Dog hotdog recipe a try. And if you do, please come back and let me know how you liked it and give the recipe a star rating.
Your feedback is valuable to me for developing future recipes. And if you have a favorite ball park hotdog recipe, let me know, I’d love to give it a try.
“I see great things in baseball. It’s our game-the American game. It will take our people out-of-doors, fill them with oxygen, give them a larger physical stoicism. Tend to relieve us from being a nervous, dyspeptic set…and be a blessing to us. Repair these losses, and be a blessing to us.” — Walt Whitman.
- 2 links chorizo Mexican sausage
- 1/2 cup cheddar cheese grated
- 1/2 cup pico de gallo
- 1 cup lettuce shredded
- 2 hot dog buns
- Heat grill. Grill chorizo links until done. About 5 minutes per side. Place links in bun and sprinkle with cheese. Place links on the top warming rack of grill and close lid so cheese will melt. Remove and sprinkle with pico de gallo, and lettuce.