Texas “Mother-in-Law” Dog

Prep Time: 20 mins

Makes 12 “Mother-in-law dogs”

The Windy City Classic Mother-in-Law sandwich

Indulge in a fusion of Tex-Mex and Chicago culture with our unique take on the classic Mother-in-Law dog. Instead of the traditional hot dog, we've swapped in our savory tamales, elevating the dish to new heights of deliciousness. Picture this: a tender tamale nestled in a fluffy bun, topped with a hearty layer of our mouthwatering Homestyle Chili, followed by a generous sprinkling of shredded cheddar cheese. Then, we add a burst of freshness with zesty pico de gallo or diced onions, and crown it all with tangy pickled jalapenos for an unforgettable flavor
explosion. This Texan twist on a Windy City classic is perfect for a ball game, BBQ get-together, 4th of July party, or anytime you're craving something delightfully different. So gather your ingredients and get ready to impress your taste buds with this bold and hearty dish!


- 1 Dozen Texas Tamales (any flavor)
- Package of Hot Dog Buns (12 ct.)
- Diced onion or Pico de gallo
- Jar of pickled Jalapeños (sliced)
- Texas Tamale Homestyle Chili
- Shredded cheddar cheese



  1. Steam the Tamales: Follow the instructions on the cloth bag to steam the tamales until they are hot and ready to eat – for details you can click here (link to website description)
  2. Prepare the Bun: Place a steamed tamale (without the husk) in a hot dog bun, ensuring a snug fit.
  3. Top with Chili: Spoon a generous amount of Homestyle Chili over the tamale in the bun, covering it evenly.
  4. Garnish: Sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese over the chili-covered tamale. Then, add sliced jalapeños and diced onions on top as desired.
  5. Serve: Present your Texas Tamale Mother-in-Law Dog on a plate or tray, ready to be enjoyed as a delicious and unique Tex-Mex treat.
  6. Enjoy: Dive into a flavor explosion as you bite into the layers of savory tamale, hearty chili, gooey cheese, and zesty garnishes. Whether it's a ball game, BBQ get-together, Memorial Day celebration, or just a craving for something delightfully different, this Texas twist on a Windy City classic is sure to satisfy!