Wiener Burritos


I got the inspiration to write down my Menudo process no doubt because of the paltry recipe I read in this book I borrowed from the East LA Library. One of the ingredients is listed as “chile sauce, canned or homemade” without any instruction on how to make said sauce. I love the book though, somebody took the time to write down their cooking process during the 70’s. But this following recipe was so hilarious I had to share it with you all.


Not that the name conjures up some fancy dish, but I could see a weenies con huevos dish needing some instruction. Or maybe an accompanying spicy sauce. Instead this is what we get, a hot dog fried in lard, placed in a tortilla. Ha Ha! And you need to make a dozen, but I think you could just go with one if you aren’t that hungry.

But how can you not love a recipe that warns “Fold ends of tortilla to keep wiener from slipping out”?

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12 Responses to Wiener Burritos

  1. Lorena says:

    Dude, you’re so on trend. Have you seen these Mexican hot dogs?

  2. notoriouslig says:

    At least they didn’t call it a Weenie Wrap.

  3. moon says:

    Ugh! I had a neighbor used to call these Hot Dog Taquitos and she used corn tortillas. What makes me laugh until my sides hurt is someone actually took the time to put this in a cookbook. I must find this book.

  4. apio says:

    This one is much easier to do veggie than menudo. Just substitute any brand of soy dog for the wiener. If you follow the recipe precisely and make yourself twelve, not only will they taste better (I have found that soy dogs generally taste better than the meat hot dogs–though not than bratwurst or Italian sausage), but you are guaranteed a wonderful case of bloat… fun.

  5. esme says:

    deep fried hot dogs….!!!!! dang! this parent’s kids musta all had variations on the “gordito” nick-name. madre! the obesity of it all!

  6. Buddha says:

    * Dash of Tabasco sauce will add zest.

    Que pasa? they didn’t have Tapatio in the 70’s?

  7. rolo says:

    how bout Weenie torta? no ay nada mejor que un birote con salchicha , jalapeño y un zuba

  8. tin says:

    wow, this is such a cool idea! i am going to pitch it to my students and see if we can make our own Spanglish Chicano cooking book

  9. Beatriz says:

    I eat this all the time…didn’t know it had a name. Using the toaster oven works even better.

  10. Lance says:

    Too Funny! I had a roomate who always used to eat that when he ran low on cash. He wouldn’t eat it without cheap taco sauce though.

  11. Pearmama says:

    “Serves as complete meal”.

    Uh, doh! Can a million Chicanos be wrong? I been eating *mexican hot dogs* as a latch-key child for as long as I can remember. To this day, while my kids are enjoying their hot dogs, I am heating up my corn tortilla like ta-DOW.


  12. LizzyPoo says:

    This is great. I couldn’t stop laughing 😀

    “…And you need to make a dozen”

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