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Pigs in a Poncho

For pigs in a blanket Mexican style, we add refried beans and green chilies. Spice it up even more with pepper jack, jalapenos and guacamole. —Jennifer Stowell, Montezuma, Iowa
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Cook: 5 min./batch
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 8 hot dogs
  • 1 can (16 ounces) refried beans
  • 8 flour tortillas (10 inches)
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chiles
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • Oil for frying
  • Sour cream and salsa, optional


  • Heat hot dogs according to package directions. Spread beans over the center of each tortilla; layer with green chiles, olives and cheese. Place hot dog down center of tortilla. Fold bottom and sides of tortilla over filling and roll up; secure with a toothpick.
  • In a deep skillet or electric skillet, heat 1 in. of oil to 375°. Fry wraps in batches, seam side down, until golden brown, 2-3 minutes on each side. Drain on paper towels. Discard toothpicks before serving. Serve with sour cream and salsa if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving (calculated without sour cream and salsa): 726 calories, 50g fat (14g saturated fat), 50mg cholesterol, 1494mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 5g fiber), 21g protein.

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  • dxllv
    Jul 1, 2017

    Like another reviewer said, the fat, calorie and sodium content in just one of these is through the roof and a little on a ridiculous side and that's BEFORE adding the sour cream. However, there's a way to make these that are quite tasty and a little less scary, if you're health-conscious like I am. So my star rating is for the 'lightened up' version without downgrading the original. First, use hot dogs that have fewer calories and less fat. Secondly, use fat-free refried beans. Go EASY on the cheese and/or use reduced fat 4-cheese Mexican. And instead of deep-frying them, brush them lightly with your favorite oil and bake them in the oven until crunchy and brown. They can also be browned on a stovetop griddle or in a pan. They're super good without feeling too guilty for eating them.

  • Donna
    May 31, 2017

    No way would I feed my kids over 700 calories and basically 1400 mg of sodium in 1 meal. Get real, Taste of Home. Is anyone approving these recipes before publishing. Besides my kids wouldn't be satisfied with just one.

  • angela32
    Mar 22, 2017

    I left out the olives and my boys loved these for a quick lunch!