Chicago Style Hot Dog
I have never had a hot dog without ketchup so I was a little leery about trying a Chicago-style dog. I found a tempting-looking photo of this hot dog in my newest Food Network Magazine and since I had nearly every ingredient, I decided to give it a try. I didn’t have poppyseed buns or cucumber spears but I had all of the other ingredients. I loved this hot dog and I don’t think I will ever use ketchup again. It had so many great flavors and textures… a little sweet, spicy, and crunchy. This was, by far, the best hot dog I have ever made at home. I am so glad I stepped outside of my comfort zone to give this one a try.
Chicago Style Hot Dog:
- 1 hot dog
- 1 hot dog bun (preferably a poppyseed bun)
- Sliced grape tomatoes
- Sweet pickle relish
- Pickled peppers
- Diced onion
- Yellow mustard
- Celery Salt
- Dill pickle spear (or cucumber spear)
How to Make a Chicago Style Hot Dog
Boil the hot dog for a couple of minutes, or until done.
Place in the hot dog bun and layer it with tomatoes, relish, peppers, onion, mustard, and celery salt. Add your dill pickle on top or on the side as I did. Enjoy!
I still can't believe Chicago hot dogs don't have ketchup and I live in Chgo! I love ketchup. My husband doesn't…it's a battle we have. 🙂
yum! i haven't had a hot dog in years!
That looks yummy! We eat a fair share of low fat hot dogs…love em!
Sounds delicious. With fall on its way I'm anticipating lot of bonfire with hot dogs cooked over an open flame (its been too humid to have a bonfire this summer). I like ketchup on my hot dogs, but I like mixing it up every once in a while too.
Delish! I love a good hot dog, that one looks insane! YUM.
These make me miss Chicago – yum!
And I'm glad you had a great vacation!
This looks delicious. I love hotdogs, and somehow I have not managed to try a chicago dog! So aside from loving ketchup before, were there any other styles of hot dogs you really liked?
My favorite is with bacon, cheese and jalepeños!
I saw these too and thought my hubby might enjoy them. Not a fan of tomatoes, peppers or raw onions so may not work for me 🙂 Just give me some ketchup on my dog please!
Don't forget, the bun has to be a poppy seed one to be a real Chicago dog!
Looks totally delish! It is strange that they don't have ketchup but it still looks yummy!
A very posh and delicious hot dog.
Really liked the combination of ingredients ♥
Dont remember when i last had a good hotd.Yours looks terrific.
That hotdog almost looks healthy! Love the pickles and mustard!!!
i'm pretty addicted to ketchup on my hot dogs, but there doesn't seem to be room on this one with all that other good stuff. i'll take two, with a baseball game on the side, please. 🙂
Ketchup hardly features in our house so we would love this hotdog. Diane
Just as long as there's mustard.
I am not a hot dog fan, but your gorgeous photo makes me want to change my mind!
Pam-is it just me, or did you change the look of your blog this morning? The font and photo size are different…
Kim im MD
Delicious and so yummy!!
That looks delicious..
I so much miss Chicago-style hot dogs. The best thing about them is that there is no single correct way to make them. As long as you pretty much have a salad on a dog and bun, you're good to go. I love mine with the pickle on the bun.
flavor explosion! this looks like so much fun, those chicago peeps know how to make a dog!
Mmm!!! Whenever I have a layover in the Chicago airport, I always make sure I get a Chicago hot dog! Looks just like an original 🙂
you put ketchup on a hot dog?
Here in the NYC area, we like mustard, but who's to say?
Looks yummy! I have never had a Chicago style dog before.
YUM, I could go for one of them right now!
simple and a easy recipe, would love to try it
you can't beat a Chicago dog!
I saw a feature on tv the other day about hotdogs in Mexico. Now you give us Chicago! Gotta do dogs. Thanks.
now you have to make a NY hot dog with mustard, sauerkraut, onions with sauce and relish!
Kim in MD,
I did change the template on my blog. I tried to keep it as close to the old one as possible.
Russell van Kraayeburg,
I think this one is my new favorite dog but I also love chili dogs. Your favorite sounds fantastic!
Can I substitute the ketchup for the tomatoes? That hot dog looks like a real mouthful!
Now this is how a hot dog should be!
That's a lot of stuff on one hot dog!
This baby is seriously loaded!
As a Chicagoan who loves mustard, I love Chicago style hotdogs. I think my favorite part is the non-sweet relish.
I could do without the poppyseed buns though…
And if you ever visit the city, go to Al's or Portillo's to get the best Chicago-style hotdog.
I once did a story on a Chicago hot dog place here. I just can't go ketchup free!
Oh la la…pass the Tums please!!!!
putting the pickle on top is my favorite part! yum!
I should go to get one for tomorrow lunch.
Wow! Maybe it is a regional thing but I don't know any one who puts ketchup on a hot dog, only mustard. Your Chicago style hot dog looks delicious!
I LOVE hot dogs and am a mustard girl all the way! The thought of putting ketchup on my hot dog gives me the heebie jeebies. 🙂
If a hot dog can be gorgeous than your photo is gorgeous, makes me so hungry,lol;-)ps. without ketchup, mustard only!
I grew up in Texas eating Chili-cheese dogs. My son-in-law introduced me to Chicago style dogs a few years ago. I'll never go back. They're so delicious.
Chicago dogs are the best. Drag 'em through the garden and you've got a meal in a bun. 🙂
Ding ding ding ding…..we have a wiener!
Nice dog, Pam. (Although it blows my mind to know this is your first without ketchup.)