Chicago-style hot dogs require 7 toppings for authenticity. Celery Salt is the last item to create this iconic Chicago style hot dog. Flavorful and salty, sprinkle on Celery Salt as desired and skip the ketchup.

Prep time: 5 min

Cook time: 15 min

Total time: 20 min

Chicago-Style Hot Dogs
Copyright Recipe © 2015 Woodland Foods


Makes 4 hot dogs

  • 4 All-Beef Hot Dogs

  • 4 Poppyseed Hot Dog Buns

  • 1 Small Tomato, sliced into thin wedges

  • 1 Small Onion, diced

  • 4 Pickle Spears

  • 12 Sport Peppers

  • 4 Tablespoons Pickle Relish

  • 2 Tablespoons Yellow Mustard

  • 1 Teaspoon Celery Salt


  1. Fill medium saucepan halfway with water and bring to a bare simmer. Add hot dogs and let warm for 10 minutes.

  2. Set strainer, or other pan with holes, over simmering water. Place poppy seed buns on top and allow to steam for 1 minute.

  3. Remove buns and hot dogs, and place one hot dog on each bun.

  4. Top each hot dog with tomatoes, onions, pickle, sport peppers, relish and sprinkle of Celery Salt.