Chicago-Style Hot Dogs


Our version of spicy Chicago-style hot dogs are sure to be a hit at your next picnic.


  • 1 tablespoon grainy mustard

  • 2 teaspoons white-wine vinegar

  • Coarse salt and ground pepper

  • ¼ sweet onion (such as Vidalia), thinly sliced

  • 1 Kirby cucumber, cut into thin strips

  • 1 tomato, halved, seeded, and thinly sliced

  • ½ cup celery leaves

  • 2 tablespoons chopped sport pepper or peperoncini

  • 4 beef hot dogs

  • 4 hot dog buns, grilled

  • 4 pickle spears

  • Relish


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together mustard and white-wine vinegar; season with salt and pepper. Add sweet onion, cucumber, tomato, celery leaves, and sport pepper; toss to combine.

  2. Grill hot dogs over medium-high heat until charred and heated through, 6 to 8 minutes. Serve hot dogs in grilled hot dog buns and top each with a pickle spear and relish.

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