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!

Purdue Boilermaker Hot Dog

Course Main
Cuisine American
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

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!

Fighting Illini Cheddar Hot Dog

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

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.