Chicago Style Hot Dogs

Chicago Style Hot Dogs

I guess this is the perfect meal since I am heading today to the Disney Social Media Moms – On the Road even in Chicago today.  I am so excited yet feeling like a guppy in a huge ocean.  I LOVE Disney and will be spending this summer combining this blog with my Earning My Disney PhD blog to create one brand new blog.  It will combine all my favorite things food, Disney and families.  Look for it starting sometime in July.

I will be posting lots of information from the conference on Facebook, Twitter and of course a blog post.


This meal was my son’s idea.  Last week he had a hot dog from the local hot dog cart downtown.  It was a Chicago Style Dog.  We had no idea what that meant.  He LOVED it though.  So, we had to go home and research what it was.

It is a beef hot dog, on a poppy-seed roll with chopped tomatoes, sweet relish (that is this weird bright green color), mustard, chopped onions, a dill pickle spear and sport peppers.  So, as we were trying to decide what to have for dinner last night my son wanted to make our own Chicago Style Hot Dogs.  I had everything on hand except the weird green sweet pickle relish, I just had normal pickle relish and the sport peppers.  We substituted banana peppers because I was not going to the grocery store at 9:00 pm to buy sport peppers.  For the purists, I know it needs to be weird green relish and sport peppers but this worked.


Everyone loved them.  They were super easy to make and were something different from the traditional hot dog toppings.  Everyone has asked to have them again soon.


  • 8 poppy-seed rolls, toasted
  • 8 All beef hot dogs
  • 8 dill pickle spears
  • chopped onion
  • chopped tomato
  • sweet pickle relish
  • sport peppers (I used banana peppers but use sport peppers for the authentic Chicago Style)
  • yellow mustard


  1. Grill hot dogs as you normally would.
  2. Put your hot dog on a poppy-seed roll then add toppings.  Ending with a drizzle of mustard over the top.


4 Comments Add yours

  1. I can never find poppy seed hotdog rolls where I live.


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