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Tomatillo Ranch Dressing

Slightly spicy and full of flavor; this will be your new favorite ranch dressing. Use it in all TexMex dishes or as a veggie dip.


  • 4 Petit Jean hot dogs
  • 4 hot dog buns
  • 1 cup Coffee Rubbed Smoked Pork Butt pulled
  • 1 package Hidden Valley Ranch dressing mix
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup mayo
  • 3 small tomatillos husked and chopped
  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves
  • 1 clove of garlic roughly chopped
  • 1 jalapeno seeded and chopped
  • zest and juice of one small lime
  • water as needed


To make the dressing

  • Combine ranch dressing mix, buttermilk, mayo, tomatillos, cilantro, garlic, jalapeno and lime juice and zest in a blender. Pulse several minutes until the ingredients are well combined and creamy. If the dressing is very thick, you can thin it with water adding 1 tablespoon at a time. I have had to use up to 1/3 of a cup before.

To make the hot dogs

  • Cook the hot dogs using your desired method. I prefer to boil them. Heat or toast the buns if desired. Reheat the pulled pork. Place a hot dog on each bun and divide the pulled pork evenly amongst the four hot dogs. Spoon the tomatillo ranch dressing over each hot dog and enjoy!