Derby Dog

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I’m borderline addicted to food trucks. Which also means I love watching Eat Street, the show about food trucks that airs on the Cooking Channel. Host James Cunningham travels around North America visiting all of the great trucks. What a dream job that would be. An episode aired the other day on Dougie Doug, a truck in Vancouver. Every hot dog on the menu looked absolutely scrumptious, so I decided to make a few of them here at home. I started with the delicious Derby Dog. Topped with Swiss, grilled mushrooms, onion, jalapeno and BBQ sauce, this is one mighty fine dog.

Derby Dog

A great Derby dog needs a great bun, so I’ve ditched the grocery store offerings and have been ordering fresh buns from our local bakery, Taylor’s Bakery. The buns are so fantastic. Soft, tasty, with a wonderful bread aroma. They barely cost more than the ones in the store that just can’t even compare at all in quality or flavor.

Also try my seriously-yummy French Connection dogs.

Derby Dog
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Derby Dog

Topped with Swiss, grilled mushrooms, onion, jalapeno and BBQ sauce, this is one mighty fine dog.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword hot dogs
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 340kcal
Author From a menu item at Dougie Dogs



  • Cook dogs as desired. Since you’re going to also grill the mushrooms, might as well grill the dogs too!
  • Warm buns.
  • Grill mushrooms until starting to get tender.
  • Serve dogs on buns. Top with mushrooms and cheese. Place under the broiler for a few minutes until the cheese melts.
  • Add onion, jalapeno and BBQ sauce.


Calories: 340kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 740mg | Potassium: 366mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 182IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 228mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

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