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Our kinda dog, Chicago is. But those of us who don’t call the Windy City home can still grill up a Chicago-Style Char Dog worthy of Wrigleyville. Can’t get your mitts on a real Vienna beef sausage or steamed poppy seed bun? No worries. Just don’t forget the celery salt.

Let's get grilling

1 Build a charcoal fire for direct grilling using Kingsford® Original Charcoal, and preheat to 400°F. Lightly oil the grates to prevent sticking.
2 Butterfly hot dogs by slicing them lengthwise without cutting all the way through. Open gently so they lay flat on the grill.
3 Cook for about 2–3 minutes on each side, until charred in spots and hot throughout. For your safety, please reference the USDA safe cooking temperatures.
4 While the grill is heating and the hot dogs are cooking, grill the buns quickly over direct heat until lightly toasted, about 1 minute.
5 Place one hot dog in each bun, and top with a quarter of the mustard, relish, onions, tomatoes, and one pickle spear. Add sport peppers, to taste, and sprinkle with celery salt.
6 Repeat with remaining hot dogs and serve immediately.

These dogs ain’t gonna clean up after themselves. This is a job for Glad® trash bags.

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Cooking for 4 people


  • all-beef hot dogs
  • hot dog buns
  • yellow mustard
    2 tablespoons
  • bright green sweet pickle relish
    ¼ cup
  • small white onion, diced
  • small Roma tomatoes, cut into thin wedges
  • dill pickle spears
  • pickled sport peppers, to taste
  • celery salt, to taste

Our Reviews

5 /5
1 Reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 by from OMG Yes!!! Thanks for the recipe. I’m from Illinois not too far from downtown Chicago. Nothing like a long walk on Navy pier eating a Chicago style dog, overlooking Lake Michigan.
Date published: 2021-10-29
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