Sonoran hot dog

A Sonoran hot dog, topped with pinto beans, tomatoes, and melted cheese
A Sonoran hot dog, with pinto beans, tomatoes, green salsa, jalapeño, mustard, and mayonnaise, and with avocado and cotija cheese on top
Sonoran hot dogs, with mayonnaise on top

The Sonoran hot dog is a style of hot dog popular in Tucson,[1][2][3] Phoenix,[4] and elsewhere in southern Arizona.[5] It originated in Hermosillo, the capital of the Mexican state of Sonora, in the late 1980s.[6][7] It consists of a hot dog that is wrapped in bacon and grilled, served on a bolillo-style hot dog bun, and topped with pinto beans, onions, tomatoes, and a variety of additional condiments, often including mayonnaise, mustard, and jalapeño salsa.[8][9]

The Sonoran hot dog is prepared and sold by vendors called "dogueros" at street carts.[6] It was estimated in 2009 that over 200 places in Tucson purvey the Sonoran hot dog, and that Phoenix has even more.[6]

See also


  1. Edge, John T. (August 25, 2009). "In Praise of the All-American Mexican Hot Dog", The New York Times. Retrieved April 10, 2016.
  2. Nevarez, Griselda (August 15, 2015). "Tucson's Savory Invention: The Sonoran Hot Dog", NBC News. Retrieved April 10, 2016.
  3. Bonucelli, Dominic. "Voices: Sonoran Dogs", Edible Baja Arizona. Retrieved April 10, 2016.
  4. Hoch, Heather (June 24, 2013). "9 Best Sonoran-Style Hot Dogs in Metro Phoenix", Phoenix New Times. Retrieved April 10, 2016.
  5. Topor, Lauren. "Where to Find the Best Sonoran Hot Dogs in the Valley", Thrillist. Retrieved April 10, 2016.
  6. 1 2 3 Robbins, Ted (August 6, 2009). "The Sonoran Hotdog Crosses the Border", NPR. Retrieved April 10, 2016.
  7. Ward, Coley (July 1, 2010). "So Much More than a Hot Dog", Arizona Daily Star. Retrieved April 10, 2016.
  8. Echávarri, Fernanda (August 28, 2015). "The Story of the Sonoran Hot Dog", Latino USA. Retrieved April 10, 2016.
  9. Fish, Peter. "Western Essential: The Sonoran Hot Dog", Sunset. Retrieved April 10, 2016.
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