Introduction: Sonoran Hotdogs AKA Bacon Dogs
A couple years ago I discovered this tasty treat here on the streets of Phoenix. I came across a hotdog cart selling Sonoran style Hotdogs. Hotdogs wraped in bacon. Hmmm....
Everyone loves hotdogs, and everything is better with bacon, Soooo.....
Step 1: What You Need
Obviously, hotdogs, bacon and buns.
Personally I like all beef, kosher dogs and thick cut bacon is preferred because you'll need to flatten and stretch it out a little to completely wrap the dog.
Nothing says sacrelicious like Bacon wrapped Kosher hotdogs.
Step 2: Wrap the Dog
To wrap the dog, place the bacon on a cutting board (or other CLEAN surface) and stretch it out slightly by flattening and pulling. Then simply wrap one end of the dog with the bacon, tucking the loose end of bacon under the first wrap. Keep rolling and at the other end of the dog, pull the last wrap over the other loose end of bacon.
Step 3: Grill Them Dogs
Now, just throw them on the grill.
You want to use a Low to Medium heat setting and on a gas grill you need to be very careful of flame ups. The bacon has a lot of grease and when it drips it catches fire easily. Personally I keep a spray bottle with clean water in it next to my gas grill for flame ups.
Cook until done. I like my bacon crispy so mine are usually pretty well-done. Your tastes may differ.
Step 4: Enjoy!
When done, put in bun and enjoy.
Traditionally Sonoran Dogs are topped with pinto beans and onions. I took it up a step and topped mine with baked beans.
MMM MMM GOOD.
And, I know this doesn't sound good, but I also sometimes cook them with BBQ sauce (as seen here) and it really tastes great.
Nothing say America like German beer, Mexican Hotdogs and Chinese fireworks.