How to Build a Chicago Style Hot Dog

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Mar. 25, 2014

Here is the 3rd video in my "Hot Dog" series, and in this video I show you how to build and authentic original famous "Chicago Hot Dog"! If you have a hard time finding the ingredients, like I did to make these delicious famous dogs, then you can order anything you need straight from the Vienna Beef Co.


Frankfurters 4 (All beef ones, natural casings)
Poppy seed bun 4 (Chicago style)
Mustard sauce 4 Tablespoon
Relish 8 Tablespoon (Chicago style)
Finely chopped sweet onion 4 Tablespoon
Tomato wedges 8
Kosher dill pickle 4
Green chili peppers 8 (Vienna, Sport style)
Celery salt To Taste (Vienna)



1. Steam the frankfurters and hotdog buns.

2. Slit the buns and place a frankfurter in the middle. Squirt mustard sauce uniformly.

3. Put relish, tomato onion, sports peppers and celery salt over the sausage. Tuck a couple of tomato wedges on one side and dill pickle on the other. Repeat with the other buns.


4. Serve as it is and enjoy.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Ready In: 10 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 373Calories from Fat 125

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 15 g23.1%

Saturated Fat 4 g20%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 1242 mg51.75%

Total Carbohydrates 46 g15.3%

Dietary Fiber 2 g8%

Sugars 16 g

Protein 12 g24%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet