It wouldn’t be summer without a good old-fashioned hot dog! These Chicago Hot Dogs are loaded with toppings and fun to eat! They are a summer must-have!
I don’t eat a lot of hot dogs. I think I am good for about 1 hot dog per summer and that is when we go to watch Major League Baseball. They aren’t something I really have around or crave. My kids seem to be ok without them as well.
I’m not sure we will be taking in any MLB games this year, so I think I’ll be grilling my own hot dogs this summer. But that is perfect because I have a plan. This year we will enjoy hot dogs with fun toppings and in new ways just like this Chicago Style Hot Dog!
What Does A Chicago Style Hot Dog Have On It?
Typically, a Chicago Hot Dog is made up of a steamed all-beef hot dog that is topped with yellow mustard, relish, fresh onions, tomato wedges, pickle spear or slice, sport peppers and a dash of celery salt all served in a poppy seed bun. Some refer to this as “dragged through the garden” (or so I’m told).
So How Do I Make A Chicago Hot Dog??
To start, bring a pot of water to boil, add the hot dogs, reduce the heat, and allow the hot dogs to simmer for 5 minutes. Remove the hot dogs from the heat and set them aside.
Place one dog inside a hot dog bun. Poppyseed buns are “authentic” but not always easy to find. Sesame seeds buns will work fine!
And now for the toppings, start with drizzling yellow mustard on the hot dogs, followed by the pickle relish, sliced white onions, tomato wedges, pickle spears, sport peppers, and celery salt.
You want to make sure the tomatoes are nestled into the bun, next to the hot dog. The dill pickle spear rests between the hot dog and the bun (other side). Sprinkle your celery salt and serve!
Why Can’t I Put Ketchup On My Chicago Dog?
Look, I’m not going to stop you from adding ketchup, bet then it wouldn’t be a true Chicago Style Hot Dog!
The reason these hot dogs don’t need any ketchup is they already get enough sweetness from the pickle relish.
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These Chicago Dogs are a fun way to kick up your ordinary hot dogs! This classic recipe is always a summertime hit!
- 4 Beef hot dogs
- 4 Poppyseed buns
- 4 tablespoons yellow mustard
- 4 tablespoons pickle relish
- 4 tablespoons chopped onions
- 8 Tomato wedges
- 4 Pickle spears
- 8 Sport peppers
- Bring a pot of water to boil, add the hot dogs, reduce the heat, and allow the hot dogs to simmer for 5 minutes. Remove the hot dogs from the heat and set aside.
- Place one dog inside a hot dog bun.
- Drizzle yellow mustard on the hot dogs.
- Spoon the pickle relish over the hot dogs followed by the sliced white onions.
- Tuck two tomato wedges per hot dog between the hot dogs and the bun.
- Tuck a pickle spear on the other side of the hot dog.
- Top each hot dog with sport peppers, and celery salt; serve.
Nutrition InformationYield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 424Total Fat 17gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 9gCholesterol 28mgSodium 1218mgCarbohydrates 56gFiber 8gSugar 22gProtein 15g