The Standard Chilean Doggie or Completo Hot Dog is a Hot Dog topped with Diced Tomatoes, Avocados, and Mayo with or without Sauerkraut. These are usually twice the size of the standard American Hot Dog.
I was first introduced to this by someone who knew I loved to cook and try new things. She asked if I had ever tried it. Her Husband was from Chile and they make it all the time. I put it together in the following days and was pleasantly surprised. This is a very Good Doggie.
Her husband’s version was topped with Tomatoes, Avocado mixed with Olive Oil and a little Salt, Sweet Onions, Grated Cheddar Cheese, and a few Banana Peppers.
Chilean Doggie Toppings
Traditionally Mashed Avocados are used with a bit of salt right before it goes on the Hot Dog. Not to be confused with Guacamole. Along with Peeled Diced Tomatoes and usually homemade mayo is used in Chile.
Sauerkraut was introduced through German Immigration and Salsa Americana which is a form of Relish consisting of Pickled Onions, Carrots, and Pickles is used in other variations.
There are different versions depending on which Toppings are used.
The Classic Completo or Italiano/Italian Completo is topped with Avocados, Tomatoes, and Mayo. The Color match the Italian Flag. Optionally with Hot Sauce.
While the Chacarera is Green Beans, Chili & Homemade Mayo. Optionally with diced tomatoes.
The German is topped with Tomato, Sauerkraut, Homemade Mayo, and the Irish are topped with Lettuce, Tomato, and Mayo.
Mashed Avocado with Olive Oil and Salt. Optionally add in Lemon Juice & Black Pepper.
Small Diced Tomatoes. Diced Onions, Cilantro, and/or Parsley can be added. With or without a bit of Olive Oil and Lemon Juice.
Usually, Homemade mayo is used which uses Eggs, Oil, Salt, and vinegar. We use Hellman’s. To Add some Zing or heat add a bit of White Wine Vinegar and some finely chopped Chilies or use a bit of Sriracha, Chili Flakes, Cayenne Pepper, or just Black/White Pepper.
Either Slather on the Mayo or place the Mayo into a squeeze bottle or a Ziploc bag with one of the corners snipped off to squeeze the mayo over the Completo.
JAH Doggie Cook Method
I cook Hot dogs in a bunch of different ways depending on what I am making. However, my favorite method by far is the method used in this Recipe.
You can also butter the Buns and Toast them open-faced down in a frying pan over medium heat before steaming them and Toasting them in the oven again.
The Picture below is Boiled Hot Dogs and Steamed Buttered Buns. Then the Hot dogs are fried in some fat and placed into the Buns before being toasted in the oven at 450 F for 5 minutes.
- 4 Hot Dog Buns
- 4 Hot Dogs or Sausages
- 1 Tomato – Diced
- Mayo as needed
- 1 Avocado
- 1 tsp Olive Oil
- 1/8 tsp Sea Salt
- Shredded Cheddar Cheese
- Sweet Onion or Green Onions
- Banana Pepper or Jalapenos
- Hot Sauce or Sriracha Sauce
- Ketchup & Mustard
- Fill a large Skillet or Wok with water to cover the hot dogs and place over max heat to bring to boil. Preheat the oven to 450 F.
- Butter the Buns and make the Avocado Mash while you wait for the water to start boiling. Place Hot Dogs into the water to boil.
- Place Pizza Screen on top of the Wok or Skillet with your Buttered Hot Dog Buns and steam, covered with a lid while the Hot Dogs are boiling. They only need to steam for a few seconds. It doesn't take long.
- Once the Buns are all Steamed and the Hot Dogs are cooked. Set the buns aside on a baking sheet and empty the water out keeping the hot dogs in the pan, using the pizza screen. Return the Pan to the burner (reduce to medium heat) with the Hot Dogs and add a bit of fat to fry the Hot Dogs Briefly. Just a few minutes or crisp to your liking.
- Place the Hot Dogs into the Bun along with any toppings that can be cooked with the Hot Dogs such as Cheese and Cook in the oven for about 5 minutes. Then top with Avocado Mash, Diced Tomatoes and Mayo with any additional Sauces or Toppings as desired.