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I never had a Chicago-Style hot dog before and was really excited about trying this. I could not find the sport peppers, but they turned out good anyway.

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Sheri-BDB March 27, 2003

I get an urge for these hot dogs and was not sure how to make them myself until I found this recipe. I especially loved it with the hot peppers. Great recipe! Thanks for sharing!

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annie chambers July 16, 2003

Yumm Yumm!!!! I love Chicago-style hot dogs the best and I loved the suggestion of simmering the hot dogs in beer. I used good ole' Budweiser to simmer. They cooked perfectly and tasted just like ball-park hot dogs!! Next, I read in a magazine that the way to make the relish the beautiful bright green type is to just add a drop of green food coloring and a drop of yellow food coloring and blend well. We bit the tip off the little sport peppers (Vlasic hot chili peppers) and sprinkled the juice over the hot dogs and it was just perfect. The celery seed makes them taste authentic. I used a little celery salt too (because I saw that in the magazine that I got the relish tip in.) These were the best Chicago dogs I've ever had!!! Thanks for posting!!!!!!!!

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Chef*Lee July 06, 2008

I LOVE my hot dogs this way! Every year I go to Chicago for St. Patrick's Day and I always have to make sure I have one! Thanks for sharing.

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princesskim March 14, 2008

I lve in Rochester NY and have tried many different hot dog styles around the world in my travels. I like them all. I love Chicago style dogs but can't find the right ingredients here in my town but found some good substitutions. For the sport peppers I've found that WalMart sells in the hispanic food section pickled sorrano peppers. Have to go to Hegadorn's for the poppy seed hot dog rolls. The neon green relish is impossible to purchase in this area so iv'e found that you have to make your own with green food coloring. As far as the hot dogs, I use Oscar Meyer all beef angus selects. This recipe makes for a great Chicago dog. While in Rochester NY, try a Zweigles white hot, they're a great or substiute for the all beef dogs in the Chicago style dog. Can't go wrong with that recipe'. Also try your Rocheter NY style dog that either uses red or white dogs with hot sauce( spicy meat sauce) onions and mustard.

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Anonymous May 21, 2015

This is one of our favorite Chicago style recipes. Everything about this recipe is perfect.

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Candy bar August 04, 2013

Yellow mustard..not brown. Celery salt makes a big difference. If you can't find sport peppers, hot banana peppers is an ok substitute. Don't ever put ketchup on a Chicago style hot dog. There are some places in Chicago who will not add it to your hot dog even if you ask. The toppings came from the depression when hot dog vendors were trying to entice people with extra toppings to fill them up more. People used to order Chicago style dogs by saying "drag it through the garden".

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gingerly88 July 02, 2013

Never had a dog like this before. My son brought one home from Sonic. I was apprehensive with the plethera of toppings. But I was impressed. I had to try myself. What a great hot dog! I had never seen (and still havent seen hot dog buns with poppyseeds). I added seeds to the dog and made exactly as presented. Thanks for sharing

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WokRokr July 10, 2012

Never had a Chicago dog but having seen so many people on those travel tv shows enjoy them I thought we should give them a try... couldn't find buns with poppy seeds but used all the condiments suggested. Really good and filling... I felt like I was eating a burger somehow given the way it was dressed. Not a bad thing but just my opinion. Thanks for sharing!

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atlfitgirl May 27, 2010

OMG, these are wonderful. I made these for dinner the other night adn we all loved them. DS left out the peppers but otherwise we all followed the recipe exactly. Thank you for such an awesome way to serve hot dogs, it really jazzes up the ordinary.

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mommyoffour November 30, 2008
Chicago-Style Hot Dogs