Chicago-style hot dogs are a popular food item in the city of Chicago and have gained popularity across the United States. Here are some potential benefits of consuming this type of hot dog:

  1. Nutritious toppings: A Chicago-style hot dog typically includes a variety of nutritious toppings, such as tomato slices, pickles, peppers, and onions. These toppings can provide vitamins, minerals, and fiber.
  2. Low-fat protein: Hot dogs are a good source of low-fat protein, which is important for building and repairing tissues in the body.
  3. Convenient meal option: Chicago-style hot dogs are often sold at street vendors and fast-food restaurants, making them a convenient meal option when you’re on the go or don’t have time to cook.
  4. Delicious taste: Many people enjoy the unique combination of flavors and textures in a Chicago-style hot dog, which can make it a satisfying and enjoyable meal option.

However, it’s important to note that hot dogs should be consumed in moderation due to their high sodium and nitrate content, which can increase the risk of certain health problems if consumed in excess.

Chicago-Style Hot Dog

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 377 kcal


  • Grill or Cooktop You can cook the hot dogs on a grill or cooktop. If using a grill, preheat it to medium-high heat.
  • Tongs Use tongs to turn and remove the hot dogs from the grill or cooktop.
  • Pot To steam the hot dog buns and keep them warm, you'll need a pot with a steamer basket or rack.
  • Condiment bowls Have small bowls or containers ready to hold the various toppings such as mustard, relish, chopped onions, tomatoes, and pickles.
  • Knife You will need a knife to cut the toppings, such as the tomatoes, pickles, and onions.
  • Tongs or Slotted Spoon You'll also need tongs or a slotted spoon to remove the hot peppers from the jar.
  • Serving tray Finally, you'll need a serving tray or platter to arrange the hot dogs and toppings for serving.


  • 1  poppy seed   hot dog
  • 1  poppy seed  hot dog bun
  • 1 tbsp  yellow mustard
  • 1 tbsp  sweet green pickle relish
  • 1 tbsp chopped onion
  • 4 tomato  wedges
  • 1  dill pickle spear
  • 2  sport peppers
  • 1 dash  celery salt


  • Step 1
    Heat a pot of water to the point of boiling over high intensity. Decrease intensity to low, place frank in water, and cook until warmed through, around 5 minutes. Eliminate sausage from water and put away.
  • Step 2
    Place a liner bushel into the pot and steam poppy seed bun until warm, around 2 minutes.
  • Step 3
    Place wiener in steamed bun. Heap on fixings in a specific order: mustard, relish, onion, tomato, pickle, peppers, and celery salt. The tomato wedges ought to be settled between sausage and top of bun on one side. Place pickle between frank and lower part of bun on the opposite side. Don't you dare even consider ketchup!