The Chicago-Cali Dog
The Chicago-Cali Dog
30 minutes total time
30 minutes active time
Easy, Kid Friendly
A few of us on staff are from the mid-west and in particular, the Chicago area. Just coming back from a visit from Chicago and being summer, we are kind of on a Chicago dog kick back at home. Last week we decided to BBQ for friends and introduce them to this amazing tradition of having Chicago hotdogs in the summer. However, now that I have been living in California more years than Chicago, I added a little twist.
Side note: Sport Peppers can be hard to find. Try looking at a traditional Italian Deli in the area or speciality shops. Every now and then they are at grocery stores and you can always find them by google search online as a last case scenario.
4 Pretzel Buns (Or Poppyseed Buns, if keeping with tradition)
4 Italian Chicken Sausages (Or all beef hot dogs, if keeping with tradition)
1 Roma Tomato, sliced
1 Large Dill Pickle, Sliced
12 Sport Peppers, 3 per dog
1/2 White Onion, Chopped
Yellow Mustard (or Cali it up more and add a stone mustard)
Relish, the greener the better
Prep the ingredients: Slice open the Buns. Slice the tomato to where it would fit into the bun. Slice your pickle into spears. Chop your onion.
On the grill, cook your chicken sausage until it is slightly charred. Once it looks almost ready to take off the grill, add the pretzel buns and give them a light toast.
Creating the Chicago-Cali Dog: Place the chicken sausage in the pretzel bun. Then add on mustard and relish, chopped onions, 2 slices of tomato, 1 pickle spear, 3 sport peppers and top with a little sprinkle of celery salt and enjoy!
Hint: Pair with a refreshing light beer for the ultimate Chicago-Cali experience.
- 4 Pretzel Buns (Or Poppyseed Buns, if keeping with tradition)
- 4 Italian Chicken Sausages (Or all beef hot dogs, if keeping with tradition)
- 1 Roma Tomato, sliced
- 1 Large Dill Pickle, Sliced
- 12 Sport Peppers, 3 per dog
- 1/2 White Onion, Chopped
- Yellow Mustard (or Cali it up more and add a stone mustard)
- Relish, the greener the better
- Celery Salt