Hot dog toppings

12 Most popular hot dog toppings

What makes a hot dog a real hot dog is everything else that comes into it and gives it a personality. What evokes the desire to bite immediately and not stop eating as long as there is nothing left. (By the way, the unofficial etiquette of eating hot dogs says you should handle a hot dog for five bites. Or seven for the long one.)

Unfortunately, we still have to count ketchup and mustard as toppings, although I consider them more as crime and use them only as a last resort or rather a supplement. To find proper hot dog topping think about sauerkraut, pickles, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, caramelized onions, peppers, pickled peppers, chili peppers, coleslaw, coleslaw, grated cheese, herbs, hot sauces, all conceivable mustard, all conceivable species mayonnaise dressings or herb flavoured salts.

There are so many ways to top a hot dog, and everyone seems to have their own favourite. But what are the most popular toppings? According to a recent survey, the most popular hot dog toppings still are ketchup, mustard, and relish. These three toppings were chosen by more than half of the respondents.

Another survey found that a different set of toppings was most popular in different parts of the country. In the Northeast, for example, people prefer hot dogs with melted cheese, while people in the South prefer chili or slaw on their dogs.

Other popular toppings include onions, chili, and cheese. Interestingly, my favourite bacon was one of the least popular toppings, with only 2% of respondents choosing it.

There are endless possibilities, so get creative and have some fun with your hot dog toppings!

1. Ketchup

NO! Ketchup is a tomato-based sauce that is popular hot dog topping in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. It is also usually used as a condiment on hamburgers, French fries, and other fast food items. Personally I still believe that ketchup on hot dog is a crime! And if you have to.. please at least don’t ruin your hot dog with cheap one. Make your own.

2. Mustard

YES! Mustard is a condiment that has been around for centuries. It is made from the seeds of a mustard plant, and comes in many different varieties. Mustard is popular all over the world, and is used in many dishes.

There are plenty of different types of mustard, including Dijon, honey, and spicy brown. Each type has a unique flavour and texture. Mustard is a popular hot dog topping in the United States. It is a condiment made of the seeds of a mustard plant. There are plenty of types of mustard, but the most common is still the yellow mustard.

3. Onions

YES! In any form! Onions on hot dogs is a debate that has been around for as long as people have been enjoying hot dogs. Some people love the taste of onions on their hot dogs, while others find it to be an absolutely disgusting combination. No one can seem to agree on whether or not onions belong on a hot dog, but the debate is sure to continue.

There are many debates on what is the right way to put onions on a hot dog. Some people like to put them on the side of the hot dog, and some people like to put them inside the hot dog. There are also different opinions on how to chop the onions. Some people like to chop them very finely, and some people like to chop them into larger pieces.

There is no right or wrong answer, it is simply a question of personal preference.

4. Relish

YES! Relish on hot dog is a must. Sweet, sour or sweet and sour, any of them will add to your hot dog a much-needed sweet and sour taste. Chicago dog relish mixes pickles, mustard, onions, peppers, relish, celery salt, and poppy seeds and basically everyone has their favourite family recipe.


YES! There’s nothing like the taste of a delicious hot dog – except when that hot dog is topped with chili! This classic American dish can be made even more delicious by adding a dollop of your favourite chili on top. Whether you’re a fan of spicy chili or milder versions, there’s a recipe out there for you.

Chili is the perfect topping for hot dogs because it adds a flavourful and spicy kick to an otherwise bland dish. It’s also a great way to add some extra protein and nutrients to your meal.

6. Coleslaw

YES! A coleslaw on a hot dog is a variation of the traditional hot dog that has been popularized in recent years in the US and Canada. The coleslaw on a hot dog consists of a hot dog bun filled with coleslaw and topped with either mustard or ketchup. Coleslaw is typically made from shredded cabbage and may include carrots, onion, celery, mayonnaise and salt. Some variations include other vegetables like cucumber or zucchini, as well as different dressings like buttermilk or tartar sauce.

It is a combination of finely chopped cabbage, mayonnaise, and other ingredients.

7. Sauerkraut

YES! Sauerkraut, in German “sour cabbage”, is a traditional and healthy fermented food that is made by combining shredded cabbage with salt that has been around since the days of ancient Rome. Sauerkraut is made by chopping up cabbage, salt, and caraway seeds and letting them ferment in a barrel or crock.

In Germany, it is traditionally served warm as a side dish to pork dishes, such as schnitzel or ham. Sauerkraut is also popular in Polish cuisine, where it often accompanies pierogi. And it will add a special taste to your hot dog, too.

8. Jalapeno

YES! We can find evidence of the jalapeno on a hot dog in the 1920s and 1930s, but it was not until the 1990s that it became widely popular. It is believed that the combination of these two ingredients first came about in Texas and Oklahoma, where they are frequently served together with chili or barbecue sauce and is typically served at sporting events, especially baseball games.

9. Cheese

NO! I will probably annoy half of America, but no. I know that Mac´n´Cheese or Philly Cheese Steak Hot Dog are extremely popular, and although the popularity of these hot dogs is striking to me, I would not dare criticize one’s specific tastes. But strong cheese kills the taste of the dog! And if you like cheese, then there is no point to use any milder.

10. Mayo

NO! it is actually very common topping and it is of course perfectly acceptable. Personally, I don’t think it’s a good idea. I don´t care too much about excessive omega 6 fat or health problems that mayonnaise can cause, this discussion is irrelevant in the case of hot dogs. I just think it ruins the dog.

11. Bacon

YES! Bacon on hot dog? Hot dog in bacon? The Romans were making sausages wrapped in bacon by the 2nd century BC. They also ate them for breakfast. And I continue in their tradition. According to recent polls it is not very popular which I find very strange.

12. Cranberry Sauce

YES! Cranberry sauce on a hot dog? Believe or not sweet cranberry sauce will give your hot dog a special, completely different and unexpected flavour and at the same time it will not kill the natural taste of the sausage.

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