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Dog Haus "Sooo Cali" Hot Dog Copycat Recipe

Dog Haus "Sooo Cali" Hot Dog Copycat Recipe

Elevate your grilled hot dogs the Dog Haus way. This is my copycat version of my favorite hot dog called "Sooo Cali."
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: hot dog, dog haus copycat, california hot dog, pesto aioli
Servings: 6
Author: Maryanne Cabrera


  • 12 oz package King's Hawaiian Rolls or package of King's Hawaiian Hot Dog Buns
  • 6 hot dogs of choice
  • 2 Tbsp butter melted
  • 1 avocado pitted and sliced
  • 1 ½ cup arugula
  • 8 oz cherry tomatoes halved
  • 6 oz package French's French Fried Onions as needed
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp basil pesto store-bought or homemade


  • If using rolls, tear bread into segments of 2 or 3 rolls depending on the length of your hot dog.  Slice bread rolls ⅔'s through to create a divot for the hot dog.  Lightly brush bread with melted butter.  Place in broiler for a couple seconds or let toast on the grill.
  • Preheat grill to medium-high heat.  Place hot dogs on grill.  Cook for about 5 minutes on each side, or until heated through.
  • While the hot dogs are heating up, prepare toppings.
  • To make pesto mayo, combine mayonnaise and basil pesto in a small bowl.  Stir until pesto is evenly distributed.  Transfer to a squeeze bottle for easy serving.
  • To serve, place heated hot dog on toasted bread bun.  Place sliced avocado on one side of the hot dog.  Place arugula on the other side.  Add sliced tomatoes on top of hot dog.  Drizzle pesto mayo over all the ingredients.  Over the mayo, sprinkle fried onions.  Enjoy immediately.