Seattle Dogs

"I'm from Seattle and everynight when all the bars are closing, party-goers flock to the multitude of hot dog stands lining the streets (affectionally called "street meat"). The most popular option is the tried and true Seattle Dog. It sounds like a wierd combination but it is oh so delicious! Some places also add sauteed cabbage if you want to give that a try."
photo by Jonathan Melendez photo by Jonathan Melendez
photo by Jonathan Melendez
photo by Jonathan Melendez photo by Jonathan Melendez
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photo by Jonathan Melendez photo by Jonathan Melendez
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Ready In:
2 hot dogs




  • Heat the butter and oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and sugar, cook for 20 minutes or until onions are caramelized, stirring regularly. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • As the onions are caramelizing, heat the cream cheese in a pot until soft and warm but not melted/cooked.
  • Cook the hot dogs according to the package directions and toast the buns.
  • Spread cream cheese on each warm bun. Top with a hot dog and onions.

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  1. These are really good!!! I thought it would be too much onion. However as it cooked down it was just fine. I was tempted to not cook them for the full 20 minutes... I did and I think that was worth it. I was glad to learn that these are authentic.
  2. I was leery about the brown sugar and cream cheese but decided to go for it. Glad I did, I really enjoyed this. A keeper for sure. A nice break from a plain old hotdog. I used a smoked sausage instead of hotdog. First I boiled the sausage in a little water in a fry pan when the water was boiled out I slit the sausage in halve and fried it face down in its own juices just till slightly brown.
  3. I've never had a "Seattle Dog" before and was curious about the cream cheese but it was actually so good! Great combo with the caramelized onions. So awesome!
  4. I am a bit confused. The accompanying photo suggests that bacon is used in this recipe. There is no bacon in the ingredients list, and bacon is not listed as a variation of the recipe. I know that I can add, or omit, bacon. But, what do they do in Seattle?
  5. I enjoyed this using a veggie sausage and veggie bacon. I love the onions, not sure about the cream cheese. Nice for a change!


  1. Family gave this a 4. I think it was pretty good but I think next time I will try it with smoked sausages instead of hot dogs. I love cream cheese and sauteed onions so this was a very nice change from the plain old American dog way of serving them..



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