Geek Lunch: Bacon double dog burrito

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For the record, I hate cooking. So if I’m putting a recipe up here you can be sure that it’s something cheap, easy, and quick. Like many self-proclaimed geeks, I eat purely to survive.

Inspired by a whimsical little show on the Food Network called Diners, Drive-ins and Dives (I think eating takes too much time, yet I’ll watch shows about food for some unknown reason), this recipe is basically two hot dogs, a slice of bacon, and shredded cheese rolled up into a tortilla and then grilled. Easy.

Ingredients:

  • Two hot dogs
  • One slice of bacon
  • Shredded cheese
  • Soft flour tortilla

Directions:

  1. Place the bacon and hot dogs in a pan over medium heat and cook for about five minutes. Make sure to shimmy the bacon grease around so it covers the entire bottom of the pan.
  2. While that’s cooking, prepare the tortilla by lining it with a handful of shredded cheese.
  3. Once the bacon and hot dogs are almost fully cooked, take them out of the pan and place them into the tortilla.
  4. Fold the tortilla around the hot dogs and bacon and then place it into the pan, cooking it in the bacon grease for about 30 seconds to a minute on each side.

When that’s all done, take it off the pan and let it cool on a plate. Then eat – EAT! – like you’ve never eaten before.

The recipe’s based on something called the Texas Burrito Dog, which is served at Fab Hot Dogs in Reseda, California. The actual recipe has “Two dogs wrapped in a flour tortilla with bacon, chili, cheddar cheese, onions, mustard and crumbled Fritos.”

So you could add the Fritos and maybe some mustard to my recipe if you like. Cutting up an onion and making chili from scratch definitely do NOT fall into the quick and easy category, though. The goal is to get in and out in under ten minutes.

This YouTube video shows how it’s made in real life – it starts at around the 6:30 mark.

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