Chicago Hot Dogs Recipe

Chicago Hot Dogs Recipe

With their bold toppings, Chicago hot dogs are one of the city's most famous food traditions. Make Chicago hot dogs like a pro with this easy recipe!
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Put enough water in a medium saucepan to reach the bottom of a steamer basket. When the water boils, reduce the heat to medium and add the hot dogs to the basket. Cover with a lid, and steam until hot, 5 to 7 minutes.
  3. Step 3

    Place the buns over the hot dogs, cover the pan, and steam until the buns are warmed through, about 30 seconds.
  4. Step 4

    On a serving platter or on individual plates, place a hot dog in each bun. Nestle 2 tomato wedges on one side of each hot dog and a pickle spear on the opposite side.
  5. Step 5

    Top each hot dog with 1 tablespoon of relish, then squirt the mustard over the tops in a zig-zag pattern.
  6. Step 6

    Sprinkle each hot dog with 1 tablespoon of diced onion.
  7. Step 7

    Top each hot dog with 2 sport peppers and finish with a light sprinkling of celery salt. Serve immediately.