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Chicago Style Hot Dog #SundaySupper

Get transported to the Windy City with this Chicago Style Hot Dog!

I’m so excited to join in on my first #SundaySupper with this Chicago Style Hot Dog!

In honor of July being National Hot Dog Month, we’ve decided to bring you some of our favorite hot dog and hamburger recipes.

Get transported to the Windy City with these Chicago Style Hot Dogs!

Get transported to the Windy City with this Chicago Style Hot Dog!

Shoutout to Christie of A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures for being a great host! Be sure to keep scrolling to find more hot dog and hamburger recipes from the #SundaySupper Tastemakers!

I’ve decided to bring you straight to the Windy City (maybe because wind would actually cool me down during these hot days…) with these Chicago Style Hot Dogs! Huge disclaimer.

I am not from Chicago and I am not claiming that these are 100% authentic. Just let it happen.

So there are some staples in order to call it Chicago style. Those include the following…

  • Poppy seed bun
  • All beef hot dogs, Vienna Beef for the most authentic
  • Yellow mustard
  • Sweet neon relish (Yes neon. Seriously.. look it up. It looks radioactive!)
  • Diced onions
  • Tomato wedges
  • Sport peppers
  • Pickle spears
  • Celery salt

For someone like me, some of these ingredients were impossible to find in the grocery store.

Looking at you poppy seed buns, neon green relish, and sport peppers. So I improvised… and that’s probably frowned upon.

While doing research about Chicago Style Hot Dogs, I have found that people are passionate about them.

Get transported to the Windy City with this Chicago Style Hot Dog!

If you don’t have poppy seed buns, neon green relish and sport peppers, it’s not authentic. I’m sticking it to the man and recommending other options. Watch me!

There are options for how you cook your hot dog, like steaming or boiling them.

If you cook it on the grill, it’s technically a “Char-dog.” I opted to steam the hot dogs to keep them juicy.

The great thing about doing that is you can steam the buns as well.

I added them for the last minute while the hot dogs were cooking.

If you’re like me and couldn’t find poppy seed buns, right when you take the buns out of the steam, sprinkle with poppy seeds so they’ll stick!

Get transported to the Windy City with this Chicago Style Hot Dog!

The sport peppers were also giving me trouble. I opted for pepperoncini peppers to keep the spice level down for the rest of my family.

Other popular options I saw were whole pickled jalapenos, banana peppers, or serrano peppers.

It’s really up to you and your taste preferences on that one! Shoutout to The ChicagoDog for supplying me with most of this information!

Also, pretty entertained and thrilled that the Chicago Style Hot Dog has it’s own website. That’s celeb status right there.

Just whatever you do. DO NOT PUT KETCHUP ON IT. You will be disowned immediately.

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How to

Get transported to the Windy City with these Chicago Style Hot Dogs!

Chicago Style Hot Dog #SundaySupper

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Try this Chicago Style Hot Dog to be instantly transported to the Windy City!


  • 4 buns, poppy seed preferred (add poppy seeds to regular buns)
  • 4 all beef hot dogs
  • yellow mustard
  • sweet relish
  • 1/2 onion, diced finely
  • 1 tomato, cut into wedges
  • 4 dill pickle spears
  • 8 pickled peppers, sport peppers preferred
  • celery salt


  1. Step 1

    Use a steam basket in a large pot. Heat enough water that barely touches the bottom of the steam basket and bring to boil. Place hot dogs in and cover. Cook 4 minutes. Add in buns and cook and additional minute. If you don't have poppy seed buns, sprinkle poppy seeds on buns once you take them out of the basket.

  2. Step 2

    To assemble follow this order: bun, hot dog, mustard, relish, onion, 2 tomato wedges, 1 pickle spear, two peppers, dash of celery salt.

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Sam Ellis

Hey there! I'm Sam and if there are two things I love most in this world, it's food and travel... and my dog, Tucker. I'm using my little corner of the internet to explore everything I love and I'd love for you to join me!

Eileen Gray

Monday 25th of July 2016

Wow, that's a meal on a bun. Looks delish.


Friday 29th of July 2016

Thanks Eileen! One was definitely enough :P


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