Penn State Roaring Lion 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 Penn State Roaring Lion hot dog is one fantastic dog. It has sauerkraut, which is pretty much a requirement on a hot dog in my book. And spicy mustard, another good thing. Then there’s jalapeno relish because well, more kick is more better. Finally, a few crunchy blue tortilla strips thrown in for good measure. If it seems like an usual combination, it’s not. It’s great

Penn State Roaring Lion Hot DogJalapeno relish is a great thing that I only recently discovered. Though it might look a bit like pickled jalapenos, it’s actually not that particularly spicy and it has a sweet side to it too.

For a full list of all of the Big 10 team hot dogs, click here and enjoy!

Penn State Roaring Lion 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
  • Jalapeno relish
  • Coarse-grained mustard
  • Blue corn tortilla strips


  • Cook or grill the dogs as desired.
  • Toast the buns, if desired (I always do).
  • Warm the kraut, if desired.
  • Add dogs to buns.
  • Top with sauerkraut, relish, mustard and tortilla strips.

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