For your World Cup spread, try Guatemalan hot dogs

hot dogs topped with purple cabbage slaw
Amalia Moreno Damgaard's shucos, or Guatemalan-style hot dogs, are a feat for the eyes and for game day.
Courtesy of Amalia Moreno-Damgaard

The World Cup starts Sunday and runs through mid-December. And if your family is already arguing over whether to watch soccer or the Vikings, why not let the snacks decide.

Amalia Moreno-Damgaard, author of “Amalia's Mesoamerican Table” joined Appetites this week with some ideas for your World Cup spread, including her take on the shucos, or hot dogs, that vendors sold outside the soccer matches she attended as a child in Guatemala.

In addition to the condiments you may be used to, they include guacamole and a bright purple, citrusy slaw. Host Tom Crann called them “a hot dog like you’ve never seen before.”

Amalia’s Shucos (Guatemalan hot dogs)

Recipe by Chef Amalia Moreno-Damgaard,
Serves 4 to 6 people

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4 to 6 hot dog buns, halved and grilled on the inside

1 batch of guacamole

1 to 2 packages of low-fat beef hot dogs or sausage of choice, halved lengthwise, grilled until medium brown

1 batch Curtido Crudo (spicy lime cabbage slaw, below)



Hot pepper sauce


To make shucos, spread 2 teaspoons of guacamole on one side of the bun and mayonnaise, mustard and ketchup on the other side. Add a whole hot dog and top with slaw and hot sauce.

Curtido Crudo (spicy lime cabbage slaw)

In a bowl, thoroughly mix 3 cups of shredded cabbage; 3 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lime juice; 1/2 cup of julienned carrots or red bell pepper; 1 thinly sliced Serrano, jalapeño, or other hot pepper of choice; and 3/4 teaspoon of kosher salt. Taste and adjust seasonings, if needed.