Ohio State Buckeyes Hot Dog

A few years ago the Big 10 basketball tournament was held here in Indianapolis. As part of the event, the Levy restaurant group in Chicago produced unique hot dogs that highlight each of the Big 10 teams. I came across a copy of the list of the dogs recently, and just had to make each of them. The Ohio Sate Buckeyes hot dog combines red pepper relish (which is a bit sweet) with white(ish) kraut (for a little kick, and for more kick there’s spicy mustard). Hey, the Buckeyes’ colors are red and white! Now I get it!
Ohio State Buckeyes Hot Dog
Pepper relish is a wonderous thing that I’ve started using more and more. It’s got a bit of a kick to it, but it’s also nice and sweet. It’s not only great on Ohio State Buckeyes hot dogs but also on sandwiches and wraps.

Ohio State Buckeyes Hot Dog

Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • All-beef hot dogs
  • Hot dog buns
  • Sauerkraut
  • Spicy mustard
  • Red pepper relish


  • Cook or grill the dogs as desired.
  • Toast the buns, if desired (I always do).
  • Warm the kraut, if desired. (Note: I sometimes like to mix the mustard in with the kraut. It guarantees that you get both flavors in every bite)
  • Add dogs to buns.
  • Top with sauerkraut, mustard and relish.

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