Chicago-Style Hot Dog With All the Toppings

chicago style hot dogSometimes I really, really miss living in Chicago, particulary when I'm thinking about food. Of course New York does many foods well, but there's nothing quite like a Chicago-Style Hot Dog. Here's what makes it so special: an all-beef hot dog, a steamed poppy-seed bun, loads of toppings, celery salt, and a dill pickle spear. Sounds great, right? So why not try to make one for something a little different this Labor Day?

Oh, and here's the most important thing to remember about a Chicago-style hot dog: Absolutely no ketchup!


Chicago-Style Hot Dogs from All Recipes


  • All-beef hot dogs
  • Yellow mustard
  • Sweet green pickle relish
  • Chopped onion
  • Tomato wedges
  • Dill pickle spears
  • Sport peppers
  • Celery salt


1. Boil hot dogs until done. Remove from water.

2. Put a steamer basket into the pot and steam hot dog buns for about 2 minutes or until warm.

3. Place hot dog in the steamed bun.

4. Pile on the toppings in this exact order: 1 tablespoon yellow mustard, 1 tablespoon sweet green pickle relish, 1 tablespoon onion, and 2 sport peppers. Nestle the four tomato wedges and 1 pickle spear on either side of the dog. Sprinkle the whole thing with celery salt. Enjoy!


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