Hot Dogs of the Big 10 Conference

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.

Indiana Hoosier Dog
Iowa Hawkeye Dog
Purdue Boilermaker Dog
Illinois Fighting Illini Chedder Dog
Michigan State Spicy Spartan Dog
Minnesota Gopher Dog
Penn State Roaring Lion Dog
Northwestern Wildcat Dog
Ohio State Buckeye’s Dog
Michigan Wolverines Blue Cheese Bacon Dog
Nebraska Cornhusker Dog

Purdue Boilermaker Hot Dog

The Big 10 basketball tournament was here in Indianapolis a few years ago. 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. Smoky black bean salsa, melted cheddar, and mustard top the Purdue Boilermaker hot dog. The mustard and salsa were great. So was the salsa.
Purdue Boilermaker Hot DogThe Purdue Boilermaker hot dog was a big hit. And very easy to make. A real crowd-pleaser!

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

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Purdue Boilermaker Hot Dog

Cook Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: American

Ingredients

  • All-beef hot dogs
  • Hot dog buns
  • Smoky black bean salsa (if you can't find any mix a few drops of liquid smoke with black bean salsa
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Golden mustard

Instructions

  • Grill or cook the the dogs as desired.
  • Toast your buns if you like (I always do).
  • Place dogs on buns and top with plenty of salsa.
  • Top with plenty of cheese. If you want your cheese melted place under the broiler for a minute.
  • Add mustard and serve.

Illinois Fighting Illini Cheddar Hot Dog

Indianapolis recently hosted the Big 10 basketball tournament. As part of the event the Levy restaurant group in Chicago produced unique hot dogs that highlighted each of the teams. I came across a copy of the list of the dogs recently, and just had to make each and every one of them. Topped with tons of tasty yumminess the Illinois Fighting Illini cheddar hot dog is a dog to remember. Because things like melted cheese, crispy tortilla strips and Dijon mustard are great.

Illinois Fighting Illini Cheddar Hot DogEasy to make and great tasting, the Illinois Fighting Illini cheddar hot dog is a winner! And for a full list of all of the Big 10 team hot dogs, click here and enjoy! Make them all!

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Fighting Illini Cheddar Hot Dog

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: American

Ingredients

  • All-beef hot dogs
  • Hot dog buns
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Dijon mustard
  • Fried blue tortilla strips

Instructions

  • Cook or grill the dogs as desired.
  • Toast the buns, if desired (I always do).
  • Add dogs to buns.
  • Top with cheese. Put under the broiler for a minute if you want your cheese melted.
  • Squeeze on some mustard and top with tortilla strips.

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!

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Penn State Roaring Lion Hot Dog

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: American

Ingredients

  • All-beef hot dogs
  • Hot dog buns
  • Sauerkraut
  • Jalapeno relish
  • Coarse-grained mustard
  • Blue corn tortilla strips

Instructions

  • 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.

Wisconsin Badger Cheesy 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 Wisconsin Badger cheesy hot dog packs on the cheese and… Cheetos on a hot dog?! Brilliant! All topped with delicious pepper relish. Crunchy yumminess!
Wisconsin Badger Cheesy Hot DogPutting Cheetos on a hot dog not only makes them even more yummy it makes them even more fun to eat. You can’t go wrong with this Wisconsin Badger cheesy hot dog. All the tastiest things in one bite! For a twist, top these dogs with my caramel crunchy Cheetos!

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

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Wisconsin Badger Cheesy Hot Dog

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: American

Ingredients

  • All-beef hot dogs
  • Hot dog buns
  • Pepper jack cheese
  • Provolone cheese
  • Cheetos
  • Cheddar cheese sauce warmed
  • Pepper relish

Instructions

  • Cook or grill the dogs as desired.
  • Toast the buns, if desired (I always do).
  • Add Pepper jack and provolone cheeses to the buns.
  • Add dogs to buns.
  • Add Cheetos, drizzle with the cheese sauce and spoon on some relish.
  • Serve.

Northwestern Wildcat Hot Dog

Indianapolis recently hosted the Big 10 basketball tournament. 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. Purple onion marmalade made the Northwestern Wildcat hot dog an absolute top-notch dog and one we won’t soon forget.
Northwestern Wildcat Hot Dog The marmalade will become a staple in our house, but not just on Northwestern Wildcat hot dogs. I’m sure it’ll be amazing on pork burgers too!

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

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Northwestern Wildcat Hot Dog

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: American

Ingredients

  • All beef hot dogs
  • Hot dog buns
  • Provolone cheese
  • Purple onion marmalade see recipe below
  • Creole mustard

For the purple onion marmalade

  • 1 large red onion sliced into thin rings
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions

  • Cook or grill the dogs as desired.
  • Toast the buns, if desired (I always do).
  • Add cheese to the buns.
  • Add dogs to buns.
  • Add marmalade and mustard and serve.

For the purple onion marmalade

  • Spray a large non-stick skillet with non-stick spray. Heat over medium-high heat.
  • Add the onion, separating the rings. Cover and cook 3 minutes.
  • Add the remaining ingredients.
  • Reduce heat to a simmer and cook 8-10 minutes longer, uncovered, until just slightly thick, stirring occasionally.
  • Let cool slightly before serving.

Michigan Wolverines Blue Cheese Bacon 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 Michigan Wolverines blue cheese bacon hot dog is insanely good. Blue cheese coleslaw is not something I’d made before, but wow, does it ever give these dogs some pop. And of course, what’s a hot dog without mustard? And bacon.
Michigan Wolverines Blue Cheese Bacon Hot DogAll of the Big 10 hot dogs we’ve made have turned out fantastic, but the Michigan Wolverines blue cheese bacon hot dog is certainly one of the best. The slaw would also be great on a pulled pork sandwich.

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

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Michigan Wolverines Blue Cheese Bacon Hot Dog

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: American

Ingredients

  • All-beef hot dogs
  • Hot dog buns
  • Blue cheese coleslaw see below
  • Cooked bacon crumbled
  • Golden mustard

For the blue cheese coleslaw

Instructions

  • Cook or grill the dogs as desired.
  • Toast the buns, if desired (I always do).
  • Add dogs to buns.
  • Top dogs with slaw, bacon and mustard
  • Serve.

For the blue cheese coleslaw

  • Combine the dressing and slaw mix.
  • Fold in the blue cheese crumbles.

 

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Nebraska Cornhusker Hot Dog

Indianapolis recently hosted the the Big 10 basketball tournament. As part of the event, the Levy restaurant group in Chicago produced unique hot dogs that highlighted 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. Corn flavor is packed into every bite of the Nebraska Cornhusker hot dog. Thanks to a tomato corn relish and of course, corny Frito chips. And don’t forget the smooth Provolone cheese.
Nebraska Cornhusker Hot DogI couldn’t find (or make) tomato corn relish, so I substituted corn salsa. A little different than relish, of course, but this Nebraska Cornhusker hot dog was still outstanding. Salsa on hot dogs is a great thing, like adding amped-up ketchup.

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Nebraska Cornhusker Hot Dog

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: American

Ingredients

  • All-beef hot dogs
  • Hot dog buns
  • Provolone cheese
  • Tomato corn relish I substituted corn salsa
  • Fritos

Instructions

  • Cook or grill the dogs as desired.
  • Toast the buns, if desired (I always do).
  • Add cheese to the buns.
  • Add dogs to buns.
  • Add relish and top with Fritos and serve.