Chicago-Style Dogs

Chicago-style hot dog recipes can be found outside of the Windy City. In fact, thanks to this Chicago hot dog recipe, you can find the fully-loaded sausages in your own kitchen.

Chicago-Style Dogs
Photo: Blaine Moats
Start To Finish Time:
25 mins
8 hot dogs


  • ¾ cup cherry or grape tomatoes, quartered

  • cup chopped celery

  • cup chopped seedless cucumber

  • cup chopped onion (1 small)

  • ¼ cup sweet pickle relish

  • 2 teaspoon cornichon or dill pickle juice

  • ½ teaspoon celery seeds

  • ½ teaspoon poppy seeds

  • 1 recipe Grilled Hot Dogs

  • Yellow mustard

  • 12 cornichons or petite dill pickles, halved lengthwise

  • Sport peppers and/or pepperoncini salad peppers

Grilled Hot Dogs

  • 8 frankfurters or smoked chicken, kielbasa, or bratwurst sausage links

  • 8 frankfurter buns, split


  1. In a small bowl stir together tomatoes, celery, cucumber, onion, pickle relish, pickle juice, celery seeds, and poppy seeds.

  2. Toast buns from Grilled Hot Dogs. Place grilled frankfurters in toasted buns. Drizzle with mustard. Spoon tomato mixture onto frankfurters. Top with cornichons and sport and/or pepperoncini salad peppers.

Grilled Hot Dogs

  1. For a charcoal or gas grill, place frankfurters on the rack of a covered grill directly over medium heat. Grill for 3 to 7 minutes or until heated through, turning occasionally. Remove from grill. If desired, place 8 frankfurter buns, cut sides down, on grill rack. Grill for 1 to 2 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve frankfurters in buns as directed in individual recipes.

We suggest using all-beef frankfurters with these toppings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

289 Calories
14g Fat
29g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 289
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 1256mg 55%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 5.3mg 26%
Calcium 93mg 7%
Iron 2.3mg 13%
Potassium 293mg 6%
Folate, total 58.6mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.7mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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