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chicago style hot dog

Chicago Style Hot Dogs

Chicago Style Hot Dogs are easy to make at home and perfect for backyard barbecues. This Chicago classic is not to be missed!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • 6 All beef hot dogs
  • 6 Poppy seed buns
  • 2 Tomatoes cut into half moons
  • 1 White onion diced
  • 12 Sport peppers
  • 6 Dill pickle spears
  • Yellow mustard
  • Bright green relish
  • Celery salt


  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Lower the heat to a simmer, add the hot dogs and cook for 10 minutes or until heated through. Alternatively, you can steam them in a steamer basket over boiling water until heated through.
  • Wrap the buns in a damp paper towel and microwave at 15 second intervals until warm and soft, but not too hot; about 30-45 seconds total.
  • Place the hot dogs in the buns and top each with yellow mustard, green relish, chopped onion, two tomato half moons, a dill pickle spear, two sport peppers, and a sprinkle of celery salt.
  • Resist the urge to reach for the ketchup. Enjoy!
Keyword chicago, chicago dog, hot dog