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Bite Sized Chicago Dogs

Mini Chicago Dogs

Before I began “Baseball Week” on the blog, I had one little boy, very special to my heart, in mind.

My friend Leanne has two of the most adorable and sweetest kids I know and they LOVE baseball!

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I mean, hello cuteness!  And look at this little man all geared up for baseball season!

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Seriously?  I could just scroll through her Facebook page all day looking at pics of these kids.  They are so cute and just as sweet as they can be!  I am so excited for them to visit San Diego this summer and get to hang on the beach with them!

I wanted to include a recipe dedicated to the Haynes kids because in addition to their love for baseball, unfortunately little Ryder was born with several food allergies including eggs, dairy and peanuts.

So many delicious stadium favorites include cheese or peanuts, so I set out on a mission to make something that would be fun for the kids to eat with no allergies to worry about!

Fillo Basket Chicago Dogs

Enter the “Bite Sized Chicago Dogs”!  While the kids may be Texas… or San Diego fans, the verdict is still out on that one 😉  Everyone is a fan of the delicious “Chicago Style Dog”!  Piled high with pickles, tomatoes, cucumbers and more, the Chicago Dog is an American classic!

My thought, why not combine all of the ingredients and place them in little bite sized dairy-free fillo baskets that are perfect for parties or just a fun bite-sized lunch!

Bite Sized Chicago Dog Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 tbsp whole grain mustard
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp celery salt
  • 1/4 cup sweet onion (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup sliced peperoncinis
  • 1/4 cup sweet pickle relish
  • 2 small tomatoes (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup cucumber (chopped)
  • 2 grilled hot dogs (diced)
  • 15 fillo factory fillo baskets
  • 1/4 cup sliced pickles

Begin by whisking together the vinegar, mustard, pepper, salt and celery salt.

Chicago Dog Sauce

Next, add the onions, peperoncinis and relish.

Chicago Dog Toppings

Finally add in the tomatoes, cucumbers and grilled hot dogs.

Bite Size Chicago Dog Mix

Mix everything together, then place in the fillo baskets. Top each basket with a sliced pickle and serve!

Chicago Dog Bites

Such a fun and yummy treat during baseball season or any time of the year!

Bite Sized Chicago Dogs

And a great dairy-free, peanut-free baseball stadium alternative!

♣ Vegetarian Option: Substitute veggie hot dogs to make this recipe vegetarian.

♦ Gluten Free Option:  Instead of fillo baskets, use Tostitos Scoops which are gluten-free.

Bite Sized Chicago Dogs

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 15 Bite Sized Chicago Dogs

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 tbsp whole grain mustard
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp celery salt
  • 1/4 cup sweet onion (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup sliced pepperoncinis
  • 1/4 cup sweet pickle relish
  • 2 small tomatoes (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup cucumber (chopped)
  • 2 grilled hot dogs (diced)
  • 15 fillo factory fillo baskets
  • 1/4 cup sliced pickles

Instructions

  1. Begin by whisking together the vinegar, mustard, pepper, salt and celery salt.
  2. Next, add the onions, pepperoncinis and relish.
  3. Finally add in the tomatoes, cucumbers and grilled hot dogs.
  4. Mix everything together, then place in the fillo baskets. Top each basket with a sliced pickle and serve!
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