Authentic Chicago Recipe

Chicago-Style Hot Dog

Chicago-Style Hot Dog Ingredients (Per Hot Dog)

  • Vienna all-beef hot dog
  • Poppy seed hot dog bun
  • 1 Tbsp Yellow mustard
  • 1 Tbsp Sweet pickle relish
  • 1 Tbsp Diced onion
  • 2 Tomato wedges
  • 1 Dill pickle spear
  • 2 Sport peppers
  • Dash of celery salt

Chicago-Style Hot Dog Instructions

  1. Bring water to boil in a pot, then turn heat to low. Add the hot dog(s) and cook until warmed through — about 5 minutes. Then, remove the hot dog(s) and set aside.
  2. Place a steamer basket on top of the pot, and steam the poppy seed hot dog bun(s) until warmed — about 2 minutes.
  3. Put a hot dog in a steamed bun. Then, add the toppings in this order:
    • mustard
    • relish
    • onion
    • Tomato wedges (between the hot dog and the top of the bun)
    • Pickle spear (between the hot dog and the bottom of the bun)
    • Peppers
    • Celery salt
  4. No ketchup!