Last summer while we were in Tucson, we visited Michoacan Taqueria/Raspados where we made two important discoveries.
#1 The Sonora Hot Dog, aka The Best Hot Dog on Earth
#2 Churros Locos
I’m not sure that I’ll ever be able to recreate that delicious hot dog, but I’ve taken the Churros Locos on as a personal challenge. Living in Minnesota, there are two key ingredients that can be hard to find. One I hauled back in my suitcase (Chamoy – a sweet, spicy, limey sauce, that is a bit like French dressing but kickier) and Churritos (sort of a like Cheetos but spicy and lime flavored). In this recipe, the Chamoy is essential. Without it, you are pretty much left with a veggie laden virgin Bloody Mary (also not bad, but not the same). Most would argue that the Churritos are even more essential than the Chamoy. I will agree that they give a crunchy goodness to the dish, but most of the time, I’d rather skip those calories and use them for something else later. This dish is good with and without; add them if you’d like. If you can’t find Churritos, I would recommend substituting Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, Crushed Doritos, or Chili Fritos.
Fill a large glass with as many cucumbers, radishes and carrots as you can. In a separate glass, mix together Clamato, Spicy V8, salt and pepper. Pour over vegetables. Top with Chamoy. Serve.
Estimated Calories: 88 cal/serving
Print it: Churros Locos
– Want it a bit spicier? Add some tabasco to the tomato juice mixture.
– Don’t like Clamato? Skip it and double up on the Spicy V8.
– Too spicy for you? Skip the Clamato and Spicy V8 and use regular V8 instead.
And if you’re in Tucson, track down a Sonora Hot Dog here:
3235 N. Flowing Wells Road
Tucson, AZ 85705