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Why not have a Chicago food themed dinner party? The Great 8 enjoyed a Chicago Dogs Dinner party with authentic food that you would find in the windy city.
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How to Build Chicago Dogs

If you're craving a Chicago style hot dog, this recipe's for you!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer, Lunch or Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicago Hot Dog
Servings: 1 hot dog
Author: Jurga


  • 1 steamed poppy-seed bun, for homemade, try King Arthur Flour's recipe, or follow Gr8 Tip, below
  • 1 all beef frankfurter, boiled not grilled
  • squirt of yellow mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon green sweet pickle relish
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped white onion
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh tomato
  • 2-3 sport peppers, or mild pickled wax peppers
  • 1 kosher dill pickle spear
  • Celery salt, sprinkle the top
  • NO KETCHUP :-)


  • Layer the above ingredients in the order given.


Gr8 Tips:
  1. For quick and easy poppy seed buns, split regular buns (preferably brat buns as they hold up better) and brush the outsides with a bit of melted butter. Sprinkle with poppy seeds and bake in a 325ºF oven for 5 minutes, or until warm.
  2. If you want to make homemade buns, give this King Arthur's recipe a try!
  3. Bright green relish can be made by adding a dash of green food coloring to your favorite sweet green pickle relish.
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