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How the Sonoran dog became a Southwest comfort food staple

Major League Baseball’s 2022 season begins April 7, and the Arizona Diamondbacks followed a near-annual tradition this week by introducing the newest menu items for fans at Chase Field. Not surprisingly, several of them were some variation on the classic hot dog — a staple of ballpark food.

Here in the Southwest, there are multiple traditions when it comes to the hot dog. One of the most important is the Sonoran hot dog, which traces its beginnings to Hermosillo.

To learn more about it, The Show spoke with chef and chef instructor Minerva Orduño Rincón. The conversation began by asking her to describe the perfect Sonoran hot dog.

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