The bacon-wrapped hot dog, or "danger dog," as it's known in Mexico, is now a popular street-vendor food in Los Angeles. The classic is deep-fried, but most versions today are grilled or griddled. Bacon is mandatory; the other toppings are discretionary and vary wildly from cart to cart. We like how the bright, piquant flavors of pico de gallo and poblano pepper complement the smoky bacon.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat grill for direct-heat cooking (medium-high on a gas grill). In a bowl, stir together tomatoes, onion, cilantro, and vinegar; season with salt. Starting at one end, wrap a piece of bacon around each frank; tuck ends under first and last loops to secure. Toss poblano strips with oil to evenly coat.

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  • Grill franks and poblano strips, turning occasionally, until bacon is crisp and poblanos are tender and blistered in places, 8 to 10 minutes. Place rolls on grill, cut-sides down, until lightly toasted and charred in places, about 1 minute.

  • Spread a thin layer of mayonnaise on grilled sides of rolls. Stuff each with a bacon-wrapped frank and a poblano strip. Top with pico de gallo; serve immediately.

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