Make mealtime a party with these Fiesta Taco Dogs. Featuring Nathan’s Famous® Quarter Pound Beef Franks, this Mexican-inspired recipe is great for friends and family to get involved in the kitchen.

Check out the recipe from Nathan’s Famous® below to learn how to spice up your next family get-together.

Total Time Skill Level Servings
30 mins Beginner 8


Nathan’s Famous®Quarter Pound Beef Franks 1 pkg(s)
Olive oil 1 Tbsp.
Lean ground beef 1 lb.
Taco seasoning 2 Tbsps.
Nathan’s Hot dog buns 1 pkg(s)
Shredded iceberg lettuce 1 cup(s)
Crumbled queso fresco 1 1/2 cup(s)
Plum tomatoes, chopped 3
Chopped fresh cilantro 1/4 cup(s)


    1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add ground beef and cook, stirring occasionally until well browned, about 5 to 8 minutes. Stir in taco seasoning and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
    2. Cook your hot dogs your favorite way. We suggest pan-fried with butter!
    3. Place each hot dog in a bun and top with ground beef, lettuce, queso fresco, tomato and cilantro.

Tips to Stretch Your Dollar

Make a yummy taco salad with your leftover ingredients! Store your veggies in individual containers, and don’t forget to place a paper towel in your lettuce container to soak up excess moisture.

In need of more inspiration for your next family meal? Smithfield Foods’ large portfolio of products, including Smithfield® Bacon, Nathan’s Famous® Beef Franks and Eckrich® Smoked Sausage, can meet your household’s needs for breakfast, lunch, dinner and even snack time. 

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