13 Incredible Hot Dog Toppings

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13 Incredible Hot Dog Toppings

A squirt of ketchup on your hot dog is such a summertime snoozefest! Instead serve these traditional-with-a-twist and out-of-the-bun topping ideas at your next backyard BBQ:

Bacon

Sonoran-style hot dogs, like these bacon-wrapped babies, are legal fare in Tucson, Arizona and neighboring Sonora, Mexico. But does pork on pork violate some Instagram food porn law?

Image Credit: Damn Delicious

Steak

We can’t decide if this is a Philly cheesesteak with a side of hot dog or vice versa. Either way, Cheez Whiz is like the cherry atop this meaty sundae.

Image Credit: BlogChef

Mac 'n' Cheese

Remember when your mom used to add cut-up hot dogs to your SpaghettiO’s? This is way better.

Image Credit: Taste and Tell

Mango

We never thought we would describe a hot dog as pretty, but this colorful fruit salsa really dresses up a humble tube steak.

Image Credit: Damn Delicious

Everything but the Kitchen Sink

You might need a knife and fork to tackle one of these wideload Colombian-style dogs, which are smothered in coleslaw, pineapple sauce, ketchup, mayonnaise, mustard and crushed potato chips, of course.

Image Credit: My Colombian Recipes

Chili

This classic topping is the reason why hot dogs are served in buns; something’s got to soak up all that messy, finger-licking goodness.

Image Credit: Lemons for Lulu

Sauerkraut

This classic topping is the reason why hot dogs are served in buns; something’s got to soak up all that messy, finger-licking goodness.

Image Credit: Runs with Spatulas

Pineapple

A grass skirt isn’t required to eat this dog, but it is strongly encouraged.

Image Credit: Taste and Tell

Onions

You might need to raise your pinkie to eat these fancy franks topped with caramelized onions and shredded Gruyere cheese.

Image Credit: The Curvy Carrot

Mustard

In Chicago, they like their weiners with sport peppers, tomatoes, dill pickles, and a swipe of yellow mustard only. Ketchup is a big no-no in the Windy City.

Image Credit: Sarcastic Cooking

Relish

Trade that neon green stuff in a jar for your own homemade version. It’ll earn you major grilling cred in the hood.

Image Credit: Sea Salt with Food

Avocado

This makes us want to start dipping dogs in our guac instead tortilla chips. Is that wrong?

Image Credit: Diethood

Corn

It’s not the battered, deep-fried kind, but this “corn dog” is still covered in yumminess.

Image Credit: Damn Delicious

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A squirt of ketchup on your hot dog is such a summertime snoozefest! Instead serve these traditional-with-a-twist and out-of-the-bun topping ideas at your next backyard BBQ.

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