Pickles, tomatoes, and onion

Pickles, tomatoes, and onion

If you’ve ever been to Chicago, then you know exactly where I’m going with this. The classic Chicago hot dog starts with pickles, tomatoes, and chopped (uncooked) onions, but the fun doesn’t stop there! Make sure to add some relish, celery salt, mustard, and of course, serve it on that famous poppyseed bun.

7 Buffalo sauce and blue cheese
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Craving chicken wings, but only have hot dogs? Or maybe you just love that spicy and creamy combination of Buffalo sauce and blue cheese. Whatever the case may be, this unique hot dog will certainly be a crowd-pleaser for all of those spicy food lovers out there.

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8 Pimento cheese and pickled jalapeños
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While you could use any desired cheese to make a cheese dog, pimento cheese adds a unique comfort food twist. Sprinkle on some pickled jalapeños for a delicious combo of cheesy, tangy, and spicy all at once.

9 Sautéed mushrooms and caramelized onions
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Sautéed mushrooms and caramelized onions aren’t just meant for burgers, you know! These toppings work very well on a hot dog, too. If you’re feeling extra adventurous, why not add some Swiss cheese and steak sauce to the mix, like what we did on our Smashed A.1 Swiss Burger recipe?

10 Avocado and salsa
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Looking for some lighter options for toppings? Salsa and sliced avocado are the perfect summer condiments to add to your grilled hot dog. Or make an easy guacamole by combining the salsa with some smashed avocado. Try your hand at a simple homemade guacamole, too, while you’re at it!

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