The Sonoran Hotdog

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2007/03/04 13:25:01 (permalink)

The Sonoran Hotdog




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Sonoran hot dogs date back as far as the 1960s, but they did not become popular in Tucson until the 1980s, said Maribel Alvarez, a University of Arizona folklorist who has researched the common street food for the Tucson Meet Yourself festival.
There are many variations, but in general, all Sonoran dogs are wrapped in bacon, placed in a soft Mexican bun and topped with numerous condiments such as beans, mustard, mayonnaise, onions, tomatoes, cheese and jalapenos.
There may be as many as 260 Sonoran hot dog stands in Tucson, Alvarez said.


Check out http://www.azstarnet.com/business/171839 and be sure to watch the video showing a master making a Sonoran Hotdog
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    BuddyRoadhouse
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    RE: The Sonoran Hotdog 2007/03/04 15:29:50 (permalink)
    For whatever it's worth, as a devoted, born and bred Chicago Style Hot Dog lover I can honestly say I would happily try this and probably like it a whole bunch.

    Kinda reminds me of that episode of the Simpsons where Homer suspects that the management of the Isotopes baseball team is trying to move the team to Albequerque. They emphatically deny it, but their undoing comes when the fans notice the new, bold "southwestern style" toppings being served on the stadium's hot dogs (very similar to the Sonoran Hot dog above) and put two and two together. Funny stuff.

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    RE: The Sonoran Hotdog 2007/03/04 16:08:43 (permalink)


    Hey BT,

    I experienced one of those live and up close down in Tucson a couple months back...



    This was the "Jumbo."




    I can vouch for their tastiness! Next time I'll be sure to ask for the Jalapeno Sauce, missed that this go-round.

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    BT
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    RE: The Sonoran Hotdog 2007/03/04 16:41:36 (permalink)
    ^^^Nice photo. By the way all, if you try to do this at home, it is apparently critical to first fry the bacon, then fry the hotdogs in the bacon grease (you will learn this if you watch the video). Most everything else is optional but I would think the jalapeno sauce does a lot to make it distinctive.
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    RE: The Sonoran Hotdog 2007/03/04 19:04:56 (permalink)
    The video link takes me to a story of a golfer.
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    RE: The Sonoran Hotdog 2007/03/04 23:51:14 (permalink)
    Thats because they know that someone from Wisconsin couldn't handle the heat of the jalapeno sauce, even on the video.

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    BT
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    RE: The Sonoran Hotdog 2007/03/05 02:26:47 (permalink)
    ^^^Must be. I just tried it again--took me to the right story (about Sonoran dogs). Once there, you have to look to the right side of the page for the video and click that.
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    RE: The Sonoran Hotdog 2007/03/05 07:50:54 (permalink)
    That looks tasty!
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    RE: The Sonoran Hotdog 2007/03/05 08:09:02 (permalink)
    Sounds wonderful to me!!!!!
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    RE: The Sonoran Hotdog 2007/03/05 08:17:07 (permalink)


    This thread gives a good answer to the other topics here that ask "Will a burrito dog sell?" and "Mayo on a hot dog?"

    I would eat this in a shot. The diagram does not show it, but you mention cheese which sounds like it should be there. With that addition, it seems to cover all food groups in a bun.

    mark
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    BT
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    RE: The Sonoran Hotdog 2007/03/05 08:42:52 (permalink)
    ^^^I was thinking it seems more the Mexican answer to the Tex-Mex chilidog (even if it was invented north of the border by the those recently arrived).
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    RE: The Sonoran Hotdog 2007/03/05 08:46:42 (permalink)
    Them puppies look pretty good.. I can see myself trying one...
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    RE: The Sonoran Hotdog 2009/08/14 13:20:01 (permalink)
    There's a recent reference on NPR . Has anyone actually tried one lately?  
    post edited by cavandre - 2009/08/14 13:21:57
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    RE: The Sonoran Hotdog 2009/12/07 09:07:22 (permalink)
    As there's been all those Sonoran Dogs on the front page lately, I found it apropos that Man v Food just visited Tuscon and did a nice spot on Sonoran dogs:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXaXy4aeJt4
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    guspas
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    RE: The Sonoran Hotdog 2009/12/07 09:47:26 (permalink)
    are the beans seasoned in any way?
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    RE: The Sonoran Hotdog 2009/12/07 09:55:28 (permalink)
    It works for me. I will make one...Russ
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    RE: The Sonoran Hotdog 2009/12/07 10:47:26 (permalink)
    guspas

    are the beans seasoned in any way?


    Well...to each his own but I don't think heavily if at all. Typically pinto beans are used but I've also seen refried beans...or no beans at all. I'm sure some places will add a bit of something to their beans and some will not. With so many things in the mix you don't really have to though.
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    RE: The Sonoran Hotdog 2009/12/07 11:01:46 (permalink)
    They are serving on in Columbus Ohio I will have to try one...Russ

    http://tacotruckscolumbus.com/2009/07/23/super-dogos/
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