The Sonoran hot dog, which originated in Hermosillo, the capital of Sonora, Mexico has become a Tucson local dish that has many variations and is passionately debated, like many regional cuisines, how to make it the ‘right way’ and who does it ‘best’. This hot dog blends together an American icon – the hot dog – with Mexican flavours.
This version is inspired by the Travel Channel’s Food Wars episode in Arizona where the well known and much loved BK’s Carne Asada & Hot Dogs and El Guero Canelo battled it out to see who could boast the best Sonoran hot dog in town.
Steps to put the hot dog together:
- Grill bun and cut it open but not all the way through
- Put hot dog that has been wrapped in bacon and grilled in first, to help secure the bacon around the hot dog while cooking I used toothpicks
- Put on some Refried Beans (I cheated with canned, fresh may taste better if you have the time to make it) and spread on mustard – mild, hot – totally up to you
- Place on top some grilled onion
- On top of grilled onion place fresh onion that has been diced – I soaked them in water for at least 30 mins then drained and dried them to get rid of excess juices which make raw onions overwhelming
- On top of all this put some fresh diced tomato
- Traditionally a hot jalapeno sauce is used but I didn’t have any handy so I used fresh green chili for this recipe
- Finally mayonnaise over the top
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