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Hot dogs

East Texas Style Hot Dogs

East Texas has its own style of hot dog - with purple hull peas and relish.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 2


  • 2 servings Frozen Purple Hull Peas or use fresh peas
  • 2 Great Value Bun Length Uncured Beef Franks
  • 6 Bread and Butter Pickles I used The Smokey Pokey brand
  • 1 can Ro*Tel Diced Original Tomatoes & Green Chiles
  • 1/4 medium Red Onion I have made this with and without onions.
  • Mustard
  • Mayonnaise
  • Hot Dog Buns


  1. Cook the purple hull peas according to the directions on the package (takes about 30 minutes to cook on low).

  2. When the peas are done, stir in the can of tomatoes.

  3. Cook the hot dogs in the microwave for about a minute (according to your microwave's wattage).

  4. Cut the pickles and onions into chunks.

  5. Put the mayonnaise and mustard on the hot dog buns, add the peas and tomatoes.

  6. Top with pickles and onions, and enjoy your East Texas Style Hot Dog!

Recipe Notes

I served my hot dogs with the open-faced style, but serve them however you prefer.