HOT DOGS: Are you kidding; which one(s) do you love to eat?

PassionateLover2 PassionateLover2


Americans love hot dogs! It's that time of year again - summertime, eating outside, and lots of grilling! So maybe pass the processed meat, please? You've probably heard all the urban legends about hotdogs: They contain pig ears, snouts, tails, and every other animal entrail you'd never touch with a 10-foot pole. But they're not all bad! There are organic or grass-fed, higher in omega-3s and vitamins, and untainted by the genetically modified animal feed, hormones, or antibiotics in unhealthy factory-farmed fare. So grab your tongs and hit the grill!!

This originally German fare has become a staple in households across the United States. Hot dogs are in such demand by consumers that manufacturers have created many varieties to please them. From Chicago style to New York style, all natural to processed, and beef to chicken, Americans are getting their fill of a favorite food.

A hot dog is a fully cooked sausage, traditionally grilled or steamed. It is typically served in a sliced bun, as a corn dog dipped in corn batter and deep fried, or as an ingredient in other dishes like beanie weenies. It is often garnished with mustard, ketchup, onions, mayonnaise, relish, cheese, chili and/or sauerkraut.

Americans eat 150 million hot dogs over the summer months. Grilling and campfires are the most popular ways that they prepare their hot dogs in the hot weather.

So what are your favorite choice(s) of hot dogs and what do you like to garnish them with?
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
Boar’s Head
Bignuf
1
Ballpark All Beef Franks
PassionateLover2 , PeaceToTheMiddleEast , *Camoprincess* , KrissyNovacaine , sunkissedJess , mpfm , Nykatron , wicked48 , LovesAPoet , chicmichiw , kurtster79 , cicispizzaisyummy , wetone123 , HannahPanda , Castielskitten , Kristi :)
16
Bar-S
kurtster79
1
Beefmaster hot dogs
Casper’s hot dogs
Coney Island Hot dog (Detroit)
sunflower
1
Dietz
Fat Johnnie's Famous Red Hots (Mighty Dog)
Hebrew National Hotdogs
bratcat , Rossie , evanescentowl , Virgingasms , Bignuf , LovesAPoet , seaotter , sophia430 , Ms. N , Kristi :) , bog
11
Johnsonville Smoky Brats
PassionateLover2 , kurtster79 , wetone123 , Kristi :)
4
Kayem
Koegel’s Vienna franks (Detroit)
Kowalski natural casing hot dogs (Detroit)
Nathan’s Famous Hot dogs
PassionateLover2 , *Camoprincess* , Bignuf , sunkissedJess , Nykatron , LovesAPoet , kurtster79 , cicispizzaisyummy , Ms. N , Kristi :) , bog
11
Oscar Mayer (Angus or premium beef or pork)
PassionateLover2 , joolie , PeaceToTheMiddleEast , lauraxxarual , Beautiful-Disaster , kurtster79 , Ms. N
7
Papaya King
Schickhaus Griddle Franks
Sabrett’s Hot dogs
*Camoprincess* , Bignuf
2
Texas Lunch Hot Dogs
Thumann’s hot dogs
Trader Joe’s All Natural (all beef hot dogs)
PassionateLover2 , GingerSpice , MsDrProfKitty
3
Vienana Sausage all beef hot dogs
Robespierrethecat
1
Zweigle’s Hot dogs
Applegate Farms Great Organic Beef Hotdog
Organic Prairie Organic Uncured Beef Hotdogs
Let's Be Frank (uncured beef frank)
Tallgrass Beef Grass-fed Beef Hot Dogs (Chicago area)
Prescott Frost Organic All-Beef Hot Dogs
Ketchup
PassionateLover2 , joolie , GingerSpice , PeaceToTheMiddleEast , Rossie , Robespierrethecat , PropertyOfPotter , eri86 , *Camoprincess* , TJax , Virgingasms , lauraxxarual , married with children , sunkissedJess , wicked48 , LovesAPoet , chicmichiw , kurtster79 , jr2012 , cicispizzaisyummy , marmouse , MsDrProfKitty , Lildrummrgurl7 , bayosgirl , sophia430 , HannahPanda , Castielskitten , No-nita , twelve13 , Mirachaya
30
Mustard
PassionateLover2 , joolie , GingerSpice , bratcat , PeaceToTheMiddleEast , Rossie , Robespierrethecat , evanescentowl , eri86 , Virgingasms , lauraxxarual , Cosmonaut , married with children , KrissyNovacaine , sunkissedJess , mpfm , wicked48 , chicmichiw , kurtster79 , jr2012 , marmouse , wetone123 , bayosgirl , sophia430 , Woman China , HannahPanda , Castielskitten , twelve13 , Mirachaya
29
Beef Chili
PassionateLover2 , joolie , *Camoprincess* , TJax , Virgingasms , sunkissedJess , mpfm , LovesAPoet , chicmichiw , kurtster79 , cicispizzaisyummy , bayosgirl , Ms. N
13
Onions
PassionateLover2 , bratcat , Rossie , PropertyOfPotter , sunkissedJess , mpfm , LovesAPoet , chicmichiw , cicispizzaisyummy , marmouse , bayosgirl , sophia430 , Woman China , No-nita
14
Grilled onions
bratcat , Rossie , Robespierrethecat , married with children , LovesAPoet , chicmichiw , Castielskitten , bog , No-nita , Mirachaya
10
Mayonnaise
joolie , *Camoprincess* , KrissyNovacaine , chicmichiw
4
Lettuce
Bignuf , chicmichiw
2
Chili peppers
chicmichiw , Woman China , bog
3
Pickles
PassionateLover2 , GingerSpice , Robespierrethecat , Bignuf , marmouse , bayosgirl , Woman China
7
Relish
PeaceToTheMiddleEast , Robespierrethecat , evanescentowl , *Camoprincess* , TJax , married with children , KrissyNovacaine , kurtster79 , cicispizzaisyummy , marmouse , bayosgirl , sophia430 , Castielskitten , bog , Mirachaya
15
Tomatoes
Robespierrethecat , Bignuf , Woman China
3
Sauerkraut
PassionateLover2 , evanescentowl , SourAppleMartini , sophia430 , Woman China , bog
6
OTHER type of Hot Dog
PropertyOfPotter , SMichelle , Cosmonaut , married with children , sunkissedJess , mpfm , jr2012 , sXeVegan90 , marmouse , MsDrProfKitty , Lildrummrgurl7 , Woman China , Mirachaya
13
Total votes: 207 (48 voters)
Poll is closed
06/08/2013
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alliegator alliegator
Chili cheese dogs are the best!
06/08/2013
joolie joolie
Sonic Coney Island chili cheese dogs are soooo good and make me nostalgic.
I haven't eaten a hot dog in a couple of years. I miss them.
I didn't see cheese on the list of add-ons. It's critical to a good hot dog.
Are the hot dogs with chili or cheese INSIDE of them still around?
06/08/2013
sunflower sunflower
I want to thank you for adding the coney dog onto the poll because that is what I came in here to say! I wanna go get one now. They're only $1.89 at my favorite coney around here.
06/08/2013
GingerSpice GingerSpice
now i want a hot dog...lol
06/08/2013
bratcat bratcat
i prefer kosher dogs when i eat real hotdogs, but i prefer tofurky's beer brats or their Kielbasa, with lots of onions and mustard and vegenaise
06/08/2013
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
I mostly get beef or the ones with cheese in them. I like mine with ketchup, mustard and relish. I will sometimes put onions on it. I also enjoy chilli dogs sometimes.
06/08/2013
VeganChick (is Gone) VeganChick (is Gone)
Hot dogs are just horrible for your body. I don't eat them, though that's not the only reason why.
06/09/2013
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
Jordan's Frankfurters - red hot dogs.

I know that they aren't good for you, but I'll have one as a treat now and then. I like to put ketchup and raw onion on my hot dogs.
06/09/2013
*Camoprincess* *Camoprincess*
I like my dogs with mayo and sweet pickle relish on a bun. If its not on a bun I eat it with BBQ Sauce or Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce.
06/09/2013
TJax TJax
No idea what brand of hot dogs I like. I usually just get them from a local stand when I do. Uasually with peanut butter, onions and sriracha
06/09/2013
Virgingasms Virgingasms
I prefer hamburgers, but sometimes I get a craving for a hot dog. Hebrew National doesn't seem as gross as some other brands and is pretty tasty. Usually ketchup and mustard and the occasional chili dog.
06/09/2013
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by PassionateLover2


Americans love hot dogs! It's that time of year again - summertime, eating outside, and lots of grilling! So maybe pass the processed meat, please? You've probably heard all the urban legends about hotdogs: They contain pig ears, ... More
I love my summer dogs, but stick with those that promise "no meat by products". I am just not into eating hooves and snouts, tails and eyeballs.
06/09/2013
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by VeganChick (is Gone)
Hot dogs are just horrible for your body. I don't eat them, though that's not the only reason why.
It is mostly the nitrates in them that is bad. If you saw the slurry of meat that goes into them, however, it is not the most attractive food being made!
06/09/2013
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by joolie
Sonic Coney Island chili cheese dogs are soooo good and make me nostalgic.
I haven't eaten a hot dog in a couple of years. I miss them.
I didn't see cheese on the list of add-ons. It's critical to a good hot dog.
Are the ... More
Sonic has a whole slew of "dog" selections now. If you miss them, maybe you should just "drive through" for old time sake?
06/09/2013
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by bratcat
i prefer kosher dogs when i eat real hotdogs, but i prefer tofurky's beer brats or their Kielbasa, with lots of onions and mustard and vegenaise
Kosher and All beef, end up being real cuts of meat, at least.
06/09/2013
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by sunflower
I want to thank you for adding the coney dog onto the poll because that is what I came in here to say! I wanna go get one now. They're only $1.89 at my favorite coney around here.
Love it!!! Enjoy.
06/09/2013
Mr. John Mr. John
I prefer Nathan's Angus beef hot dogs
06/09/2013
Cosmonaut Cosmonaut
Veggie dog =) Always mustard or something other than ketchup. I wont touch anything with ketchup on it. If only ketchup were around, I would eat it with no toppings.

It's funny because when I was a kid I would only eat it with ketchup. XD
06/09/2013
married with children married with children
Which ever type the wife gets when she goes shopping. We dont eat them very often, maybe a few times a year.
06/09/2013
KrissyNovacaine KrissyNovacaine
Beef Dog with Plochman's mustard, mayo, and relish
06/09/2013
PassionateLover2 PassionateLover2
Quote:
Originally posted by joolie
Sonic Coney Island chili cheese dogs are soooo good and make me nostalgic.
I haven't eaten a hot dog in a couple of years. I miss them.
I didn't see cheese on the list of add-ons. It's critical to a good hot dog.
Are the ... More
You are absolutely correct! I forgot the CHEESE!
06/09/2013
PassionateLover2 PassionateLover2
Quote:
Originally posted by sunflower
I want to thank you for adding the coney dog onto the poll because that is what I came in here to say! I wanna go get one now. They're only $1.89 at my favorite coney around here.
I understand that Coney Island dog is identified regionally both in the Detroit, MI area and also in the New York City area.
06/09/2013
PassionateLover2 PassionateLover2
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
It is mostly the nitrates in them that is bad. If you saw the slurry of meat that goes into them, however, it is not the most attractive food being made!
You are right about the nitrates; that is why I added 5 dogs (Applegate Farms Great Organic Beef Hotdog; Organic Prairie Organic Uncured Beef Hotdogs; Let's Be Frank (uncured beef frank; Tallgrass Beef Grass-fed Beef Hot Dogs (Chicago area); Prescott Frost Organic All-Beef Hot Dogs) which have been evaluated for being very health.
06/09/2013
Nykatron Nykatron
Ballpark
06/09/2013
sunkissedJess sunkissedJess
I like my dogs with ketchup, mustard, and a little onion. If I'm having a chili dog then I just like chili, cheese, and onion. I also like Kielbasa dogs. They're actually my favorite.
06/09/2013
wicked48 wicked48
Ballpark all beef with ketchup and mustard. I only have hot dogs once or twice a year.
06/09/2013
chicmichiw chicmichiw
Dogs with everything on top! delish
06/09/2013
Beautiful-Disaster Beautiful-Disaster
I love oscar meyer cheese hot dogs!!! YUM!!! with ketchup... or chili.. mm mmm
06/09/2013
jr2012 jr2012
are there any other Sahlen's hot dog lovers around here? Hot dogs are one of my guilty food pleasures.
06/09/2013
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