The Top 6 Best Hot Dog Toppings

Picture this: you are sitting in front of every ingredient and sauce possible and you have only one task, make the best hot dog in the world. What hot dog toppings would you choose?

We have done our fair share of research over the years and it seemed like an impossible task to pick just one. So we have compiled the top 6 hot dog toppings and variations that you have to try! Let’s dive right into it.

1. Hawaiian Hot Dog

Yes, you heard that right. It can be on a pizza, so why not on a hot dog? Why does this work? It’s the perfect combination of sweet, salty and spicy! All you need is a ripe pineapple, red onion, parsley and homemade sriracha mayo.

Combine your sriracha and mayo and lather over your fresh bun. Dice up pineapple, red onions, and parsley and apply a liberal amount all over your dog and boom, the perfect hog dog that compliments a hot summer day and a cold beverage.

Hawaiian Hot Dog

2. Loaded Classic Hot Dog

The motto “if it ain’t broken, don’t fix it” goes perfectly when talking about what toppings to add to your hot dog. What is a classic hot dog? Well, that is up to you. Is it just ketchup, mustard, or relish? We took the ingredients that come to mind when you think of a hot dog and loaded them all together.

So what ingredients do you need? Relish, mustard, ketchup, white onions, diced tomatoes and of course, pickles! This hot dog will bring back the nostalgia of eating your first hot dog and the flood gates of flavour and emotions will come rushing through!

Classic Loaded Hot Dog

3. Kasekrainer Hot Dog

What is a kasekriner? Good question. Kasekrainer is a traditional sausage from Austria. It is a sausage that is stuffed with cheese, and on some occasions, wrapped in bacon! Well, we aren’t in Austria, so we put our own spin on it.

To make a DIY kasekrainer, we wrapped our Halenda’s Meats award-winning hot dogs in our double-smoked bacon! Then, add dijon mustard, shredded cheddar cheese and green onion. Now you have one of the most delicious hot dogs you will ever eat, and we stand by that! This is a guaranteed fan favourite that is paired perfectly with a cold beer. Stiegl is a great Austrian beer that you can find at LCBO and The Beer Store, it is definitely worth a try.

Kasekriner hot dog

4. Saurkraut and Bacon

Well now, this is a hot dog combination that isn’t new but cannot be forgotten. If you don’t like saurkraut, just continue scrolling to the next hot dog, but if you do, put on your shoes, and run to your nearest Halenda’s Meats to pick up these ingredients because you are going to want to make this one for dinner tonight.

The key to this hot dog is making sure the saurkraut is to your liking. We like to soak our saurkraut so we remove some of the pickled taste, but do what you like best! After you soak it, add it to a buttered pan and cook slightly until hot and a little crispy. Add your bacon bits, and dive in!

5. Greek Dog

This hot dog variation is one that may not come to mind, but soon will be your new favourite. Feta, black olives and tzatziki sauce are all you will need to create this delicious hot dog. It’s a simple and easy way to bring a new hot dog to your BBQ party.

Crumble up some of your favourite feta and dice up some black olives and don’t forget the tzatziki sauce. You can make it homemade, or grab some from the grocery store. This hot dog topping requires no additional cooking, just fresh delicious ingredients that will leave you saying, OPA!

greek dog

6. Chili Dog

Who doesn’t like a chilli dog? This is the ultimate hot dog that people daydream about. It takes a little more work but it is totally worth it! Chilli dogs are the easiest to create as a leftover chilli option. Heat it in a pan and then you are good to go! If you are craving a chilli dog but don’t want to take the time to create homemade chilli, there are plenty of store-bought options that will do the trick.

Add a generous amount of chilli to your Halenda’s Meats award-winning hot dog, sprinkle on shredded cheddar cheese and we added some green onions! and Viola, a delicious and hardy chilli dog.


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Halenda’s Premium Hot Dogs really are a step above the rest.  They are lean and delicious and a Platinum Award Winner #1 IN ONTARIO! We take pride in offering you the best quality products at an affordable price. That’s why you should choose Halenda’s. It’s from our family to yours.

If you give any of these hot dog variations a try, we would love to know your favourite! Or if you have a new variation that you think we should try!

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