Transformed Chicago Hot Dog: Chicago Oz Dog

A few simple replacements take this Chicago classic to a whole new level. Swap out a white bun for a whole wheat alternative; by adding fiber to your meal, you will stay fuller longer. Also, try a chicken hot dog to cut down on saturated fat.

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Ingredients

  • 2 onions, cut into rings
  • 2 red or green bell peppers, sliced
  • 4 chicken hot dogs
  • 4 whole wheat buns
  • 1/4 cup whole grain mustard
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • poppy seeds, for garnish
  • lettuce (optional)
  • cucumber spears (optional)
  • cooking spray or olive oil

Directions

Over a medium-high grill, cook peppers and onions until charred and tender, about 5-7 minutes.

Meanwhile, cook hot dogs using your preferred method: steam, boil or grill.

Build your hot dog! Add hot dog to bun and top with mustard, grilled peppers and onions, tomatoes and any optional veggie toppings you like. Garnish with poppy seeds.