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Chicago-Style Hot Dog


"The Chicago Dog is a Windy City classic, and a big favorite with sports fans! The frank must be all-beef, the bun must be poppyseed, the ingredients must be piled onto the bun in the order specified. And whatever you do, don't spoil the splendor with ketchup!"
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15 m servings 377 cals
Original recipe yields 1 servings (1 hot dog)


  • Calories:
  • 377 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 19.7 g
  • 30%
  • Carbs:
  • 38g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 12.4 g
  • 25%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 30 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium:
  • 2387 mg
  • 95%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Reduce heat to low, place hot dog in water, and cook 5 minutes or until done. Remove hot dog and set aside. Carefully place a steamer basket into the pot and steam the hot dog bun 2 minutes or until warm.
  2. Place hot dog in the steamed bun. Pile on the toppings in this order: yellow mustard, sweet green pickle relish, onion, tomato wedges, pickle spear, sport peppers, and celery salt. The tomatoes should be nestled between the hot dog and the top of the bun. Place the pickle between the hot dog and the bottom of the bun. Don't even think about ketchup!

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I live in Chicago & eat Chicago dogs all the time. Don't worry about not finding the sport peppers if you are in a different area, I think most people pick them off anyways cause they are spicy....

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I visited my sister in Chicago last year and was soo excited to taste the famous Chicago hot dog..And I gotta say I wasn't very impressed...Kinda a let down for me...I couldn't really taste the ...

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I live in Chicago & eat Chicago dogs all the time. Don't worry about not finding the sport peppers if you are in a different area, I think most people pick them off anyways cause they are spicy....

Born and raised in the shadows of Wrigley Field many decades ago, I can tell this is the correct and appropriate Chicago-style hot dog recipe. A couple of notes: when you are in the city and or...

Ahhhh sweet home Chicago; one of the reasons I love this city. This is the ONLY way to eat a hot dog around here. And do not, do NOT ask for ketchup, ever! For those of you having trouble findin...

This was the best hot dog ive ever had in my entire life. I grilled the dogs, baked the buns and used pepponcini peppers instead of the sports peppers. omg!!!!yummy!!!! i will always use this re...

This "recipe" doesn't cut new ground, but if you're not in Chicago this is nice to have as a guideline for the required ingredients to assemble a Chicago Hot Dog properly at home.

These made our Super Bowl party complete! My husband is a Bears fan, so I wanted to have Chicago dogs for him and his friends, and they were a huge hit!! No one has ever heard of "sport pepper...

I hate hotdogs. Except for my beloved Gold Coast Dogs in Chicago. I lived there for years and had them for lunch, often. Then, we moved to Michigan. No more Gold Coast Dogs. So I searched and fo...

Not being a pickle or pepper fanatic, I like mine with cucumber wedges instead of the pickles and peppers. For the record, I got a dog this way from a pushcart in Chicago.

Chicago Dogs are a childhood favorite of mine since my family owned a restaurant that specialized in Vienna Beef Hot Dogs. They aren't a Chicago Dog without the celery salt and pepperocini pepp...