When you think of July 4th celebrations, images of beautifully grilled hamburgers and hot dogs come to mind. From the paleo side of things, picnic foods can be our playground….with a little pre-planning and easy substitutions. Instead of buns, use lettuce wraps (or a paleo, gluten-free version). Instead of macaroni or potato salad, there’s cucumber salad or coleslaw. And there’s always veggie and fruit platters!
For yesterday’s celebration, hubby and I decided to do some grilling! Yum! Several months back, we fell in love with these 100% paleo Polish sausages and the thought of doing them up Chicago style just seemed to be the perfect way to celebrate the 4th. What we love about Teton Waters Ranch Polish sausages is that they are made with 100% grass fed beef and are uncured. The cattle are never fed any grain, are entirely grass fed, never given hormones or antibiotics, and are humanely raised. And best of all, they taste fantastic!
These were perfect paired with Chicago style toppings (psst! which can all be found in paleo versions), but you can use any paleo style sausages or hot dogs. The only issue you’ll have is eating just one!
Chicago Dogs Paleo Style
A perfect accompaniment to your summer cookout
- 1 package of Teton Water Ranch cooked uncured Polish sausage (or any other paleo compliant hot dog/sausage)
- pickle spears; 1 for each dog
- 1 tomato; sliced
- yellow mustard
- sweet relish
- 1 small white onion; you can either finely chop and top, or slice and caramelize your onions, as I did
- sport peppers or peperoncini
- celery salt
- romaine lettuce for wraps or a paleo version hot dog bun
Cook your hot dogs/sausage with your preferred method, whether that be grilling, boiling, frying, etc.
Place a hot dog in each bun/wrap with a pickle spear. Top with tomato, mustard, relish, onion, peppers, and celery salt.