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!
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 Rating
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.
If you've ever wondered what part of the pig Bacon comes from check out the picture below. Surprised?
🥓 How to Make Bacon
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.
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.
🌭 Cooking Hot Dogs
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.
For more great recipes with Hot Dogs, I suggest you check these recipes out:
📋 Gather your Ingredients
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.
🥣 How to make A&W Whistle Dogs
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.
Copycat A&W Whistle Dogs
- 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
- 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.
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.
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.