Indianapolis recently hosted the Big 10 basketball tournament. As part of the event the Levy restaurant group in Chicago produced a line of unique hot dogs that highlighted each of the teams in the tournament. I recently came across a copy of the list of the hot dogs, and I 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 together and they’re even better on top of a steaming hot hot dog!
Easy to make and great tasting, the Illinois Fighting Illini cheddar hot dog is a winner! I wouldn’t be shy with any of the toppings. There’s really no such thing as having too much of any of them. Yeah, things might fall off when you pick them up. That’s part of the fun of eating them!
And for a full list of all of the Big 10 team hot dogs, click here and enjoy! Make them all!
Slicing your hot dogs before cooking helps ensure that the toppings don’t slide off. And that’s a good thing!
Fighting Illini Cheddar Hot Dog
- 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.
Nutritional values are approximate.