Indiana Hoosier Hot Dog

The Big 10 basketball tournament was in Indianapolis just 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. The Indiana Hoosier hot dog was one of our favorites of all the dogs.

We were both pleasantly surprised at how well slaw and relish go together. And the crunchy fried onions sealed the deal. These are fantastic dogs, ones we’ll make again and again.

Indiana Hoosier Hot DogI haven’t had much red pepper relish in my life. Well, ok, I probably never had it. I think it’s fantastic stuff. It’ll become a staple around here for hot dogs like this Indiana Hoosier hot dog and our wraps.

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

Indiana Hoosier 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
  • Coleslaw
  • Red pepper relish
  • Fried onions

Instructions

  • Cook or grill the dogs as desired.
  • Toast the buns, if desired (I always do).
  • Add dogs to buns.
  • Add slaw, relish and fried onions and serve.

Iowa Hawkeye 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, like the Iowa Hawkeye hot dog. Topped with corn salsa, kicked-up pepperjack cheese, and tortilla strips, it’s one heck of a hot dog! I couldn’t find corn salsa with enough corn in it so I roasted an ear of corn on the grill while I was cooking the hot dogs. I cut off the kernels and added them to the salsa. Perfect!
Iowa Hawkeye Hot DogI love salsa on a hot dog and not just on a Iowa Hawkeye hot dog. It’s like adding grownup ketchup, but no one will judge you. The pop of the corn kernels in the salsa is a really nice unexpected texture. So are the crunchy tortilla strips.

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

Iowa Hawkeye Hot Dog

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

Ingredients

  • All-beef hot dogs
  • Hot dog buns
  • Corn salsa If you can't find it just add a few corn kernels to regular salsa
  • Blue and white corn tortilla strips
  • Shredded pepperjack cheese

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 tortilla strips 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.