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.
Photo credit: Flickr/ Micah Sittig
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.