Forget your boring hot dogs and make this Chicago hot dog recipe on your next camping trip. Everyone will be calling dibs on dese dogs!…
Chicago style hot dogs are packed with vegetables that often leave them described as “dragged through the garden.” They’re a veritable treat for your taste buds that balances the high heat of sport peppers with sweet relish and a savory beef frankfurter… and more.
In our Chicago dog recipe, we’ve made a few tweaks to accommodate cooking them while camping. But we also note what the classic recipe would do.
For instance, a true Chicago dog is boiled and has a steamed poppy seed bun. But our recipe allows for grilling and slightly toasting the bun, which qualifies them as char dogs. Either way, the result is still the perfect hot dog for your camping trip.Jump to Recipe
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What Is on an Original Chicago Hot Dog?
The 7 toppings of the Windy City’s iconic dish are tomato slices, green relish, a dill pickle spear, chopped onion, yellow mustard, sports peppers, and a sprinkle of celery salt. They all sit on top of a beef dog in a poppyseed bun.
Most Chicago hot dog stands, whether at Wrigley Field or down the street from the Chicago Tribune, use Vienna beef franks. A Vienna beef frank is considered the “real thing” because of its natural casing that gives a nice “snap” to the dog.
You can likely buy Vienna at your grocery store, but if not, Hebrew National is a nice alternative. If you don’t have poppyseed buns, you can use a regular hot dog bun and sprinkle a teaspoon of poppy seeds on top.
(By the way, we also have a New-York Style Hot Dog Recipe.)
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