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Michelle Cooks: Chicago Hot Dogs

It’s almost like these hot dogs were “dragged through the garden.”

The traditional toppings for this hot dog recipe are what separates it from the standard mustard and ketchup.

Chicago-style hot dogs are almost as famous as Chicago’s deep dish pizza. The bountiful toppings add crunch and flavor to a hot dog that’s been boiled, not charred on a grill. If you haven’t tried it, save the judgement for your taste buds!

It might become your new favorite way to top a hot dog.


  • Boiled hot dog
  • Steamed buns (S. Rosen poppy-seed buns)
  • Yellow mustard
  • Diced white onion
  • Relish
  • Tomato cut into thin wedges
  • Classic dill pickle
  • 2 or 3 sport peppers per hot dog
  • Celery salt

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