Hotdogs are an iconic American staple, but there’s one variation that stands out among the crowd—the Sonoran Dog. Originating from the culinary scene of the Sonoran Desert, this is not your ordinary hotdog; it’s a flavorful packed bun the leaves a lasting impression on the tastebuds!
What started in the capital of the Mexican state of Sonora in the late 1980’s quickly popularized throughout the southern state of Arizona including Tucson and Phoenix. Food trucks, food carts, and hundreds of restaurants across the United States have embraced this savory creation, offering their take on this delectable delight.
What’s so special about this hotdog you might ask? Well unlike an ordinary hot dog the Sonoran dog, at its core lies a juicy, bacon-wrapped frankfurter. The crispiness of the bacon complements the meatiness of the hotdog. The toppings go above and beyond with ingredients such as pinto beans, onions, tomatoes, and a variety of additional condiments, often including mayonnaise, mustard, and jalapeño salsa.
The Sonoran Dog isn’t just a hotdog—it’s a cultural experience. So, the next time you visit the Southwest don’t skip out on this must-try delicacy. After your Sonoran dog experience, embark on a UTV tour through the Sonoran Desert and learn some cool facts about the southwest habitat!