Copycat A&W Whistle Dogs

This Copycat recipe for classic A&W Whistle Dogs is spot on. Easy to make with a few simple condiments make these Hot Dogs a family favorite.

copycat a&w whistle dogs

This is a great copycat recipe for A&W Whistle Dogs. Only a few ingredients are needed for these bad boys! If you are looking for a great whistle dogs recipe then this one is for you!

copycat a&w whistle dogs

There are no special ingredients or techniques needed for these hot dogs. Just a classic whistle dog recipe from a restaurant chain that has been around for over 100 years!

copycat a&w whistle dogs

Since the goal of a Copycat Recipe is for it to taste exactly like the original, it’s only natural to rate this recipe against the original. This Copycat recipe rates a solid 9 out of 10 in my opinion.

copycat a&w whistle dogs

If you’ve ever wondered what part of the pig Bacon comes from check out the picture below. Surprised?

Pork Cuts Diagram

If you struggle to make bacon perfectly, I’ve put together a short tutorial on How to Make Perfect Bacon – 3 Ways. Check it out! My preferred method is baking it in the oven.

And don’t throw away that bacon grease! Bacon is expensive and the grease is great for making Scrambled Eggs, Grilled Cheese, Popcorn and even hash browns. It can keep up to 3 months if properly stored in the refrigerator.

copycat a&w whistle dogs

If you are not familiar with A&W, they started serving its famous root beer back in 1919 in Lodi, California. A&W is the first American chain restaurant to reach the 100-year milestone.

I’m sure most of you don’t bother with this but to ensure that your Hot Dog is properly cooked, the internal temperature should be at least 140°F. Easily checked with a digital thermometer.

copycat a&w whistle dogs

You will need the following ingredients to make this Copycat Whistle Dogs recipe from A&W (see recipe card for quantities): Hot Dogs, Hot Dog Buns, Cheddar Cheese, Bacon, Sweet Relish and White Onion.

  1. Slice the hot dogs down the middle but not all the way through.
  2. Heat up the grill to medium and grill the hot dogs on both sides until nice grill marks appear and internal temperature reaches 140°F.
  3. Toast the buns on the grill, open side down.
  4. Place one hot dog in each bun and fill the hot dog with cheese. Put the hot dog under a broiler to melt the cheese.
  5. Top with crisp bacon, relish, and onions.

Printable Recipe Card

Copycat A&W Whistle Dogs

Copycat A&W Whistle Dogs

This Copycat recipe for classic A&W Whistle Dogs is spot on. Easy to make with a few simple condiments make these Hot Dogs a family favorite.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course Burgers & Hot Dogs
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Hot Dogs
Calories 459 kcal

Equipment

  • BBQ / Grill

Ingredients
 

  • 4 Hot Dogs
  • 4 Hot Dog Buns, toasted
  • 1 Cup Cheddar Cheese, grated
  • 4 slices Bacon, cooked crisp
  • ¼ Cup Sweet Relish
  • ¼ Cup White Onion, finely chopped

Instructions
 

  • Slice the hot dogs down the middle but not all the way through.
  • Heat up the grill to medium and grill the hot dogs on both sides until nice grill marks appear and internal temperature reaches 140°F.
  • Toast the buns on the grill, open side down.
  • Place one hot dog in each bun and fill the hot dog with cheese. Put the hot dog under a broiler to melt the cheese.
  • Top with crisp bacon, relish, and onions.

Nutrition

Calories: 459kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 19gFat: 26gSaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 64mgSodium: 966mgPotassium: 206mgFiber: 1gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 470IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 288mgIron: 3mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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One Comment

  1. Ron says:

    Made these whistle dogs for dinner last night and they were a great hit. So very tasty and the bacon made all the difference. A great recipe. 100% like the real thing.

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