There's a lot of debate when it comes to the proper way of topping a hot dog. Some hot-dog fans are vehemently against tainting your dog with ketchup, others (like some of the editors at Taste) kind of like it. Some hot doggers would take a bullet for Chicago-style dogs, and then there are those who would only ever eat a New York hot dog.
The hot dog community is a passionate bunch. And while it would be nearly impossible to bring these varying opinions to a general consensus, we're pretty certain that there are some ways everyone can agree that a hot dog should not be topped.
Behold, the worst hot dog toppings, in no particular order (since they're all equally terrible):
Killing two birds with one stone?
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There is a hot dog in that burger meat. Somewhere.
We get that people love their cream cheese, but this has gone too far.
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Pizza and hot dogs should never be united.
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Any Kind Of Deli Meat
This just feels wrong.
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Good in theory, terrible in reality.
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Hot dogs are not a place for love.
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Opposites do not always attract.
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Real Live Dogs
It's cute, but not okay.
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Seriously?! Why bother?
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Not all cuisines mix well.
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It's just too much of a good thing.
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Now it's time for good hot dog toppings.
Get the Yum Dogs recipe from Food52
Get the Chili Dog recipe from Simply Recipes
Get the Hot Dogs with Sriracha and Asian Slaw recipe from Simply Recipes
Get the Hot Dog with Kimchi Relish recipe from Steamy Kitchen
Get the Sonoran Dog recipe from Everyday Southwest
Get the Mac and Cheese Dogs recipe from Taste and Tell You know you want to.
Get the 7-Layer Dip Hot Dog recipe from Sweet Basil
Get the Frito Dog recipe from Cully's Kitchen
Get the Chicago-Style Dog recipe from The Paupered Chef
Get the Banh Mi Dog recipe from Big Girls Small Kitchen
Get the Nacho Dog recipe from Blog Chef
Get the Tijuana Dog recipe from Pinch Of Yum
Get the Hot Dogs with Pineapple Bacon Relish recipe from Simply Recipes
Get the New Jersey Italian Dog recipe from Simply Recipes
Get the Reuben Dog recipe from Taste and Tell
Get the Philly Cheese Steak Dog recipe from Blog Chef
Get the Manchego Cheese and Garlic Hot Dogs recipe from Annie's Eats
Get the Loaded Cheddar Dogs recipe from How Sweet It Is
Get the Caprese Dog recipe from Food52
Get the Hawaiian Hot Dogs with Mango Salsa and Pineapple Mustard recipe from A Spicy Perspective
Get the Kogi Dogs recipe
Get the Hot Dogs and Spicy Slaw recipe
Get the Hot Dogs with Cheddar and Sautéed Apples recipe