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10 of the Best Hot Dog Toppings You Absolutely Have to Try

For Immediate Release

Tue, Jul 25, 2017


Jill Mejia



It doesn’t get more American than a hot dog. The wiener-in-a-bun is the ideal snack for block parties, sports events, walks in the park, and backyard barbecues. Much more than a quick snack, it’s something of an icon, instantly recognizable-especially with the zigzagged ketchup/mustard pattern.

But ketchup and mustard are not the only toppings that you can look forward to whenever the topic of hot dogs comes up.

During this National Hot Dog Month we would like to open the blinds to the reveal some of the lesser known, but still delicious, toppings that can go with a hot dog.

Some of these toppings are good enough to be eaten on their own, but where’s the fun in that? Pass the hot dog please…

  1. The Frito Pie Dog Topping

Texas Chilli served as Frito Pie: salty corn Fritos topped with chilli, cilantro, cheddar, jalapenos, sour cream, and green onions. Throw this over your hot dog for mind blowing delight.

  1. Jalapeno Cream Cheese and Black Bean Salsa

For some sweet and spice, on top of your hot dog you can lay some salsa and jalapeno cream respectively.

  1. Chicago Dog Topping

Over the boiled hot dogs come dill pickles, cucumber spears, sweet pickle relish, sliced tomatoes, diced onions, pickled peppers, and yellow mustard. Finish by sprinkling celery salt.

  1. Fried Egg, Arugula, Guacamole, Garlic Aioli, and Blue Cheese

This topping will fit as seamlessly into a burger as it will on a hot dog. Tastes great too! This is a great option for those who take hot dogs for breakfast.

  1. Doritos, Pulled Pork, BBQ Sauce, and Bacon

The hot dog is rolled in a Dorito and deep fried, before being topped with pulled pork, BBQ sauce, and bacon.

  1. Vidalia Dog Toppings

Season a bowl of flour with salt and paprika. Dip a thinly sliced Vidalia onion in buttermilk and drop into your seasoned flour before frying to a crisp in vegetable oil heated to 365 degrees Fahrenheit. Season your onions with salt before throwing them over your boiled hot dogs along with some BBQ sauce.

  1. New York Street Dog Toppings

Sauerkraut and spicy brown mustard thrown over boiled hot dogs; simple to make, yet delicious in taste.

  1. Mac and Cheese

Everything tastes good when mac and cheese comes into town.

  1. Caramel Popcorn

Caramel popcorn with some cheese and bacon thrown into the mix…sumptuous!

  1. Chilli Cheese Dog Topping

Grilled hot dogs tucked into a soft bun along with ground beef chilli and shredded cheddar.

And there you have it… ten recipes that you may not have come across, but will blow your mind! These are pretty good, but if you are in search of a little extra, something more than just a hot dog, feel free to stop by The Lone Wolf® for your favorite bar foods.

If you’re looking for a break, and would love to grab a bite and have a drink to keep you going then you will feel at home with us.


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