How To Make a Tasty Chicago-Style Hot Dog

This recipe is perfect for the holiday BBQ & all summer long!
Conrad Sewell; Sound House, Sept. 21, 2018
Photo credit Key Lime Photo

These classic hot dogs are from the Windy City. They're piled high with sweet pickle relish, tomatoes, onions, mustard, and a pickle spear.

Of course, you want a Chicago dog done right, keep it simple with these tried and true toppings.

This is a great hot dog that you can just set out all the toppings and have guests or family pick and choose their favorite ones. Other great options are peppers, shredded cheese, or caramelized onions.


  1. Preheat grill to medium heat.
  2. Grill the hot dogs until they are plump and well marked.
  3. Place one hot dog in each of the buns and top with sweet pickle relish, tomato, onion, mustard and a pickle spear. Serve.


  • 8 all-beef hot dogs
  • 8 hot dog buns, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons tomato, chopped for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons red onion, chopped for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard for garnish
  • 8 pickle spears