Every great city has a great hot dog. You’ve heard of Chicago Dogs, New York Dogs, Dodger Dogs, Kansas City BBQ Dogs… well, let me introduce you to the dog that will beat them all, Tucson’s very own Sonoran Dog. Yep, tiny little Tucson has the bacon wrapped, bean stuffed, avocado pico topped hot dog that puts power house cities like Chicago under the table.
I mean really, how can “glow in the dark” pickle relish compete with grilled bacon and avocados?
We eat an awful lot of bacon wrapped Sonoran Hot Dogs during grillin’ season. They are quick and easy so I don’t have to sweat over the grill and I can enjoy my own party, instead. Sonoran Hot Dogs are impressive enough to serve to guests and, let’s face it, they are the best hot dogs on the whole darn planet.
If you are lucky enough to live in Tucson, or lucky enough to go there for vacation, you can have your choice of great places to grab a Sonoran Hot Dog. My personal favorite is Fatdogs Real Mexican Hotdogs , a hot dog stand out in the boonies on Thornydale and Overton Raods, near my parents home. If you get a chance to check them out, you better be quick. Fatdogs opens around 10:00 a.m. and is open only as long as bacon wrapped master pieces last. I recommend getting there around 11:00, after that, there are no guarantees.
If you aren’t lucky enough to live in Tucson, well, you’ve come to the right place to find step by step directions on how to make an authentic Bacon Wrapped Sonoran Hot Dog… even if you live in Chicago.
- 1 package (10) of your favorite hot dogs (I use Hebrew National)
- 10 slices bacon
- 10 good quality buns, lobster rolls or other soft rolls
- 2 cans ranch style beans or home made beans, drained
- 3 medium tomatoes, seeded and diced
- 1 medium onion, diced
- ½ bunch cilantro, minced
- 2 avocados, peeled and diced
- 2 limes, juiced
- 1 cup Mexican Crema or mayonnaise thinned with 2 to 3 tablespoons milk
- Wrap one piece of bacon around each hot dog and secure on each end with a toothpick. Refrigerate until ready to grill.
- Open cans of beans and heat to a simmer. Drain beans in a strainer over a medium mixing bowl, keep warm.
- Toss diced tomatoes, onions, cilantro together, set aside.
- Grill bacon wrapped hot dogs over medium heat until bacon is crispy on all sides, but not burned. Make sure to cook slowly and turn the dogs often so that the hot dogs are heated through by the time the bacon crisps, about 10 minutes.
- Spoon the mayonnaise into a ketchup type squirt bottle. Thin with milk, a little at a time, if necessary.
- Dice avocado and toss with lime juice. Toss into the tomato mixture.
- Assemble the hot dogs by spooning beans into the bottom of the hot dog bun. Add the hot dog and top with the avocado pico de gallo.
- Drizzle Sonoran Hot Dogs with mayonnaise.
- Garnish with a sprig of cilantro.
Don’t just throw the same ol’ burger and dogs on the grill this season. It is so easy to to kick them up a notch with this Bacon Wrapped Sonoran Hot Dog Recipe. Trust me, you’ll love them.
If you aren’t in a “hot dog kind of mood,” here are a few of our other grill recipes that you might like to try as well as a few great recipes from our foodie friends.
Grilled Babyback Spare Ribs by Foodie Crush
Thai Beef Skewers by I Wash… You Dry
Grilled Pork Chops with Mayan Spiced Mango Marinade by Everyday Southwest
Grilled Peach Salad with Goat Cheese, Blackberries and Lemon Dressing by Everyday Southwest
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—posted by Sandy