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Colombian Hot Dog (Perro Caliente Colombiano) recipe

Let’s talk about hot dogs. You can literally identify cities from just looking at a hot dog from that region. Sure–you can kinda do that with pizza–but call me Mr. 305 because we International. Hot dog city identification is not just limited to the confines of the U.S., and today I have the pleasure of introducing you to the Colombian hot dog.

If you’re Colombian, the following list of ingredients may or may not be missing:

  • Quail eggs
  • Onion
  • Mustard
  • Fosforitos
  • Shredded chicken
  • Carrot
  • Bacon
  • Cheese

My response is Colombia seems to have just about as many varieties of hot dog toppings as the U.S. does. The only way to appease to everyone would be to put all of those ingredients on but at that point you have to ask yourself, does it stop being a hot dog once the toppings outweigh it?

The version in the video and the recipe below have the following (crucial) ingredients in common: pink sauce, crushed chips, and pineapple.

No cheese!

Via Rocko’s Modern Life – Wacky Deli

Colombian Hot Dog Recipe


  • 4 hot dogs
  • 4 hot dog buns
  • 1 cup diced pineapple
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 1 small bag of potato chips crushed


  1. Caramelize pineapple. In a small saucepan put 1 cup of pineapple and 2 tablespoons of sugar to medium heat. Mix for a few seconds every minute until mixture gets small bubbles forming.  (10-15 minutes).
  2. Make pink sauce. In a small mixing bowl mix 1/2 cup of mayonnaise with 1/3 cup of ketchup.
  3. Boil hot dogs. In a small pot place 4 hot dogs into boiling water. Remove after 5 minutes.
  4. Assemble. Steps in order of operation are: Hot dog bun, hot dog, pink sauce, crushed chips, caramelized pineapple.

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