Do you like Nachos? We love Nachos. Sometimes when attending street fairs or festivals, Kiddo and I will get big plates of whatever Nachos. The beauty of Nachos is that just about anything can be transformed into that gooey-Mexican goodness.
While my Nacho Dogs are made with Lockeford Street Fair Sausages (aka South Dakota Bratwurst), unless you live in California and are willing to make the drive to the little town of Lockeford, chances are this recipe will require a minor alteration. It’s simple enough, just get the biggest, best quality sausage you can fine. Bratwurst will work, as would Kielbasa or Polish Sausage. Look for a sausage that will “blister” in the skillet. Independent butcher shops tend to have the best sausages. When we get our “dogs”, we like to stock up.
If you do live anywhere near the foothills of Gold Rush country, and you haven’t experienced the awesomeness of Lockeford Sausage, you don’t know what you are missing. Nothing compares, and it’s well-worth the drive, the line and the cost. Yummy stuff. For those in the know, then you know exactly what I’m talking about.
Jalapeno Nacho Dogs with Tortillas Chips in Cheese
3 Street Fair Sausages
2 cups Nacho Cheese, warmed
2 fresh Jalapeno Peppers, sliced
1/4 Yellow Onion, diced
6 buns Long Hot Dog Buns
Tortilla Chips for serving
Place Street Fair Sausages in a cast iron skillet with water, enough to cover bottom of pan about 1/2-inch. Cover the pan and steam for 20 minutes on medium heat. Remove cover, continue to cook until liquid has evaporated and skins of dogs begin to blister.
Meanwhile, heat cheese in a saucepan and keep warm until ready to use.
While the sausage steams and the cheese warms, cut the tips from the Jalapeno Peppers. If desired, remove seeds. Slice into thin rounds and set aside. Dice the onion and set aside.
When ready to serve, brush the buns with a little cheese. Place dogs on buns. Drizzle with more nacho cheese. Top with sliced jalapeno peppers and diced onions. Serve with chips drenched in cheese on the side.
The easiest way to enjoy these dogs is with a knife and fork, as they are messy good!