New York System Wieners – Growing up in Rhode Island, this is the only “hotdog” we ever ate. It's really nothing like a typical hot dog. The wiener has a natural casing on it and comes in a long string like sausage. This particular wiener is obviously not available here in the Midwest so I used a regular wiener. The sauce is cooked for hours and the wiener must be assembled in the correct order to make it authentic “all the way”. The bun must be steamed as well.