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Mosca
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Hot dog topping. - Mon, 11/25/13 11:48 PM
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This is now my go-to hot dog:

Bun
Shoot yellow mustard down one side,
Sriracha down the other
A layer of sweet pickled jalapeƱos
A Nathan's hot dog
Onions
Top with Wendy's chili.

That's it. If I had onions I'd toss 'em on, onions don't hurt hot dogs.
Edited to add onions to the toppings.
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Re:Hot dog topping. - Tue, 11/26/13 12:17 AM
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Bun
yellow mustard
green relish
onions
vienna hot dog
dog 'n suds coney sauce
pickle on the side

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Re:Hot dog topping. - Tue, 11/26/13 1:39 AM
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you go to wendy's and buy chili to bring home?

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Re:Hot dog topping. - Tue, 11/26/13 5:19 AM
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If the options are available:
 
brown mustard
Ketchup
kraut
relish
onions

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Re:Hot dog topping. - Tue, 11/26/13 5:54 AM
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In this order:
Bun, steamed
Kosher dog
Yellow Mustard
Beanless chili, homemade
Coleslaw, homemade
Kraut 
 
Wendy's chili would be fine, minus the beans.  I just can't have beans on a hot dog. 
  
 
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Re:Hot dog topping. - Tue, 11/26/13 8:09 AM
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1bbqboy


you go to wendy's and buy chili to bring home?


Don't think of it as chili, think of it as a hot dog condiment.

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Re:Hot dog topping. - Tue, 11/26/13 8:21 AM
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For a chain, it is pretty good chili at a pretty good price.

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Re:Hot dog topping. - Tue, 11/26/13 6:32 PM
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My favorite hot dog:
bun, warmed in the toaster oven
kosher dog - browned on a griddle or grill
mustard - can be yellow, brown or stone ground
finely diced onion
homemade hot dog chili sauce
homemade coleslaw on the top
 
In my opinion, the onions should not be put on the top, but in the middle, held in place by the chili sauce and the slaw.

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Re:Hot dog topping. - Tue, 11/26/13 9:10 PM
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tcrouzer


My favorite hot dog:
bun, warmed in the toaster oven
kosher dog - browned on a griddle or grill
mustard - can be yellow, brown or stone ground
finely diced onion
homemade hot dog chili sauce
homemade coleslaw on the top

In my opinion, the onions should not be put on the top, but in the middle, held in place by the chili sauce and the slaw.

I remember going to places that had some sort of onions that were VERY fine, almost like they had been shoved through a fine mesh or something, and I really liked them. The drive in theater was one place. Anybody have any idea what these were? Dehydrated and re-constituted perhaps?

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Re:Hot dog topping. - Tue, 11/26/13 9:20 PM
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Toasted bun, split grilled hot dog, brown mustard, relish and sauerkraut.

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Re:Hot dog topping. - Tue, 11/26/13 10:20 PM
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WarToad


For a chain, it is pretty good chili at a pretty good price.

oh, I like Wendy's chili. I just never thought about buying it and taking it home for hot dog topping. Good idea though.

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Re:Hot dog topping. - Wed, 11/27/13 11:58 AM
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Steamed bun
Vienna Beef dog
Diced (not too small) raw onions
Chili (no beans)
Shredded mexican (taco) cheese
Pickles
YUM!
 

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Re:Hot dog topping. - Wed, 11/27/13 12:18 PM
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Two Thumb Up on the Wendy's Chili idea!
 
The only difference between my "go-to" dog and yours is whole grain mustard.

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Re:Hot dog topping. - Wed, 11/27/13 12:44 PM
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When my oldest worked at Wendy's while in high school she said they made the "chili" from cooked, unsold hamburger patties.

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Re:Hot dog topping. - Wed, 11/27/13 1:26 PM
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Michael Hoffman


When my oldest worked at Wendy's while in high school she said they made the "chili" from cooked, unsold hamburger patties.

 
Pretty standard fare in the many diners and dives I worked at through my college years.

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Re:Hot dog topping. - Wed, 11/27/13 2:36 PM
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Steamed bun
Grilled hot dog
mustard
diced onions
Hot Dog Charlies coney sauce
 
Walt

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Re:Hot dog topping. - Wed, 11/27/13 4:13 PM
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Steamed bun
Sabrett or Hebrew National cooked in beer
brown mustard
sauerkraut


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Re:Hot dog topping. - Wed, 11/27/13 7:23 PM
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I haven't seen one set I wouldn't chow down on!
 
Wendy's chili actually makes an excellent hot dog topping. It isn't too watery, it tastes okay, and it is a decent value. Use someon the dogs, and mix the rest into the baked beans, with a little bit of BBQ sauce.
 
And, I think I will officially add onions to my list. I did them that way last night, and they were better.

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Re:Hot dog topping. - Thu, 11/28/13 6:39 AM
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Mosca


I haven't seen one set I wouldn't chow down on!

Wendy's chili actually makes an excellent hot dog topping. It isn't too watery, it tastes okay, and it is a decent value. Use someon the dogs, and mix the rest into the baked beans, with a little bit of BBQ sauce.

And, I think I will officially add onions to my list. I did them that way last night, and they were better.

I haven't seen a Wendy's hot dog since the mid 80s.  They were really good.

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Re:Hot dog topping. - Thu, 11/28/13 3:08 PM
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Soft fresh bun -- ample size to hold it all, small hoagie buns are good.
One good wiener of choice, but skinless.
Couple streaks of regular yellow mustard.
Generous spoonfuls of our homemade favorite sloppy joes (Midwest style).
Raw onions are great, but don't really matter (and I am a true onion lover).
 
If the buns area little old, can wrap in wax paper and mike for a few seconds -- or it may steam enough just from the hot filling.
 
Chips and pickles on the side.
 

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Re:Hot dog topping. - Fri, 11/29/13 12:53 PM
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Nobody's mentioned the onions cooked in that red/orange sauce that you got from the Sabrett's cart.

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Re:Hot dog topping. - Sat, 11/30/13 9:10 AM
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OK, I admit I am one of those weird folks who likes mayo on a hot dog. Mayo and Salsa! Although that is pretty common in Mexico.

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Re:Hot dog topping. - Sun, 12/1/13 2:49 AM
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About once a week lately, I've been getting foot long Hebrew Nationals from the restaurant around the corner from mine, with mustard and "Rochester Sauce". It's a spicy beef sauce, not sure exactly what they put in it (ok, he won't tell me), but there is definitely some tomato, cinnamon, and celery seed. Very, very good.

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Re:Hot dog topping. - Sun, 12/1/13 1:55 PM
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Well, this thread made me so hungry, I couldn't take it any longer.  Didn't have any chili or kraut on hand, so I topped a Hebrew National dog with sour cream, mustard, coleslaw, and a dusting of celery salt.

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Re:Hot dog topping. - Mon, 12/16/13 12:42 PM
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If I don't have any of my All-the-Way hot dog sauce handy (which would be in place of the Chow Chow below), it goes like this:
1) Regular store brand hot dog rolls - warmed
2) Oscar Meyer Angus bun length uncured beef franks, boiled (I know, I know, don't say it), then briefly put under the broiler to give them a little char/color and a snap when I bite into them
3) Chow Chow (sweet, not hot)
4) One stripe of Spicy brown mustard
5) A small handful of Chopped sweet onion spread across the top from end to end
Served with chips or home made potato salad, and any beverage of what I am in the mood for.
 
That is about it with maybe a small variation if I am out of any of the above ingredients.

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Re:Hot dog topping. - Mon, 12/16/13 12:49 PM
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I like it boiled or grilled or deep fried if it's a good quality dog to start.
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Re:Hot dog topping. - Mon, 12/16/13 1:03 PM
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For me, it"s all about the dog

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Re:Hot dog topping. - Mon, 12/16/13 1:06 PM
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I like my dogs like this:

 
or like this:

 
Both are wood grilled from Jerry's Wood Fire dogs. Both sets of toppings make me happy!

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Re:Hot dog topping. - Mon, 12/16/13 1:15 PM
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Wow!

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Re:Hot dog topping. - Mon, 12/16/13 1:18 PM
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All of the above and I sure wish I could find some sport peppers like they put in the Chicago dog. Been using those little yellow peppers in the pepper vinegar sauce. Wish I could find that neon green relish too.

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Re:Hot dog topping. - Mon, 12/16/13 2:38 PM
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ocalaFL


 
If I don't have any of my All-the-Way hot dog sauce handy (which would be in place of the Chow Chow below), it goes like this:
1) Regular store brand hot dog rolls - warmed
2) Oscar Meyer Angus bun length uncured beef franks, boiled (I know, I know, don't say it), then briefly put under the broiler to give them a little char/color and a snap when I bite into them
3) Chow Chow (sweet, not hot)
4) One stripe of Spicy brown mustard
5) A small handful of Chopped sweet onion spread across the top from end to end
Served with chips or home made potato salad, and any beverage of what I am in the mood for.

That is about it with maybe a small variation if I am out of any of the above ingredients.

I love chow chow relish!!! I seek out homemade or local made chow chow when I go to farmer's markets and such throughout the south! 

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Re:Hot dog topping. - Mon, 12/16/13 2:52 PM
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Phildelmar


For me, it"s all about the dog

 
You got that 100% correct in my opinion.
I have been to too many places that completely bury their dog in condiments, so much that you do not know what kind of dog is in the bun. The dog should be the star of the show and the rest are only there to compliment it.
When I go into a place I want to know what type of dog(s) they have, how it is cooked, and relatively few choices of quality condiments. When I see generic descriptions and a ton of extras, I seriously question if the owner is proud of what they serve, or are they just out to "slop the hogs" for profit.
I have filed away somewhere a prime example of probably the worst menu I have ever seen from a hot  dog joint. I should scan it in and post just to show others what NOT to do. The company name or location is not even on the menu!
 
 

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Re:Hot dog topping. - Mon, 12/16/13 5:22 PM
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Vienna sells both online. (Sport Peppers and Relish)
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Re:Hot dog topping. - Tue, 12/17/13 5:01 PM
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SeamusD


About once a week lately, I've been getting foot long Hebrew Nationals from the restaurant around the corner from mine, with mustard and "Rochester Sauce". It's a spicy beef sauce, not sure exactly what they put in it (ok, he won't tell me), but there is definitely some tomato, cinnamon, and celery seed. Very, very good.

Hebrew makes a foot long?


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Re:Hot dog topping. - Tue, 12/17/13 5:03 PM
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I enjoy Hebrew Nationals, naked!

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Re:Hot dog topping. - Tue, 12/17/13 5:04 PM
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I wouldn't want to see that.

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Re:Hot dog topping. - Tue, 12/17/13 9:28 PM
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chewingthefat


SeamusD


About once a week lately, I've been getting foot long Hebrew Nationals from the restaurant around the corner from mine, with mustard and "Rochester Sauce". It's a spicy beef sauce, not sure exactly what they put in it (ok, he won't tell me), but there is definitely some tomato, cinnamon, and celery seed. Very, very good.

Hebrew makes a foot long?

It's definitely a Hebrew I've been getting. I thought at first it was just two regular ones as they put them on two regular buns, but I checked last time and it was definitely a full footlong they cut in half.

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Re:Hot dog topping. - Tue, 12/17/13 11:02 PM
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Have never seen them out here

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Re:Hot dog topping. - Tue, 12/17/13 11:04 PM
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Plenty of good chow chow at the Food Lion stores, though

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Re:Hot dog topping. - Tue, 04/8/14 8:12 PM
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My wife found this on QVC, it's delicious and makes it easy to dress a bunch of dogs in no time. I know it's not the classic Chicago format, but it delivers the right taste.
 
Chicago Style Hot Dog Relish
Serving Size: 8
Ingredients:
1/2 large onion, quartered
3 dill pickle spears, quartered
2 plum tomatoes quartered and seeded
8 sport peppers, stemmed (or 8 pepperoncinis, stemmed)
3/4 cup sweet pickle relish
3 tablespoons yellow mustard
1/2 teaspoon celery salt
Hot dogs, and hot dog buns, for serving
Directions:
Fit a food processor with a chopping blade and put the onion, pickles, tomatoes, and sport peppers in the bowl. Pulse the ingredients until they're finely chopped.

Transfer the mixture to a bowl and add the pickle relish, mustard, and celery salt. Stir to combine and serve on your favorite prepared hot dog. Makes about a pint.


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Re:Hot dog topping. - Wed, 04/9/14 11:09 AM
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Phildelmar


Plenty of good chow chow at the Food Lion stores, though

I've always been curious to try chow chow, but have never seen it in NY until last week, Wegmans is now carrying Mrs. Renfro's chow chow (both hot and mild). I'll be trying it on a nice snappy Hoffman hot dog (local to the area), probably sooner rather than later.

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Re:Hot dog topping. - Wed, 04/9/14 12:00 PM
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Publix bakery or Pretzilla pretzel bun

Usinger's natural-casing wiener (Grilled is best, fried & boiled okay, too)

Plochman's stone-ground mustard

Sauerkraut with caraway seeds
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Re:Hot dog topping. - Wed, 04/9/14 12:07 PM
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Whenever kraut is an option on the dog, I get it.

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Re:Hot dog topping. - Wed, 04/9/14 2:15 PM
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Keysey42


Usinger's natural-casing Weiner (Grilled is best, fried & boiled okay, too)
Are you able to buy Usinger's locally or do they have to be imported?

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Re:Hot dog topping. - Wed, 04/9/14 3:36 PM
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We have relatives in Milwaukee (some who have worked at Usinger's), so we usually get a box of wieners, brats, braunschweiger and ring bologna when they come down or we go up. We're going there this summer for the state fair, so we'll re-stock then.
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