This amped of version of a Chicago style dog from Dax Phillips of Simple Comfort Food may just be your favorite way to enjoy a dog from the Midwest. Don't skimp on the toppings to get the ultimate spice and crunch. Salty and savory, this adventurous dog doesn't disappoint.


  • Johnsonville Wieners (use something that has a great casing, and results in a nice snap)
  • Poppyseed hot dog buns
  • Yellow mustard
  • Roma Tomato(s), cut into thin wedges
  • Pickle spears (I love Famous Dave’s)
  • Green relish
  • White onion, diced
  • Banana Peppers, sliced
  • Cheddar cheese, cut into strips
  • Celery salt


Step 1

Begin by boiling your wieners for about 10-12 minutes.

Step 2

As the hot dogs cook, start assembling your ingredients. When the meat is ready, place a pickle spear in the bottom of a bun.

Step 3

Place your wiener in the bun, place the tomato wedges on the side, along with the banana peppers, relish, and diced onion.

Step 4

Squirt on the mustard, top with the cheddar cheese strings and sprinkle with celery salt.

Step 5

Repeat, as the first one is so good you will be screaming for another one.