Cows in Ponchos

If you have been gluten free for any length of time, I think you’ll agree that a good hot dog bun is impossible to find, am I right?  Not to mention the cost of trying GF hot dog buns – about $1.50 or more EACH the last time I saw them and SO NOT worth it. When I saw this recipe and thought it was a great take on hot dogs without the worry of buns.  Rachael Ray called her recipe “Pigs in Ponchos”, well we eat beef hot dogs so I am calling ours Cows in Ponchos.  I changed up the recipe a bit to suit our GF needs and this last time I grilled them out.  This is kind of a no recipe recipe.

Corn Tortillas, heated (I brushed mine with some oil and grilled them, but you could heat them in the microwave, if you have one)
Refried Beans (your favorite GF brand)
Hot Dogs, grilled and kept warm
Shredded Cheese (I used cheddar)

I spread a thin layer of the beans on the tortilla – my eight year old helped me with this so enlist an able bodied kid to help if you want.  Then I sprinkled some cheese on top of the beans and placed a grilled hot dog on there and rolled them up.  Brush lightly with oil (I used olive) and grill several minutes on each side.  Start with the seam side down so they don’t unroll.  Cook to desired crispness.  I have also done this in the oven.  The main key is making sure that your corn tortillas are warm enough that they don’t break when you roll them.  I only photographed the “pretty” ones. They weren’t all pretty because some of my tortillas weren’t warm enough when I rolled them.

Round out your meal with rice and more beans or salad.