Do you want to put the “hot” in hot dog? We’re here to help! We’ve taste tested a ton of hot dog toppings and essential ingredients and found the best elements to create the ultimate spice lover’s hot dog. Not only is it a tasty treat, but it will also save you money on fireworks by turning you into one after a couple bites!
- Hebrew National Beef Franks
It’s true, folks, you can’t have a hot dog without, well, the hot dog. Crowned the best of the best in Sporked contributor Danny Palumbo’s list of the best hot dogs, Hebrew National Beef Franks are a household name for a darn good reason. According to that list, Hebrew Nationals offer “salt, spice, garlic powder and paprika combining to create a juicy bite of beef,” which would certainly complement all the other elements of the perfect spicy dog.
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- Nature’s Own Perfectly Crafted Brioche Style Hot Dog Buns
Even though they’re not hot themselves (spicy hot dog buns are an uncharted territory as far as we know, in case there are any inventors reading), Nature’s Own Perfectly Crafted Brioche Style Hot Dog Buns will bring a nifty neutrality to the spiciness that surrounds it. In Sporked’s ranking of the best hot dog buns, Jordan Myrick described it perfectly when they wrote, “Eating a hot dog in one of these is like eating a hot dog stuffed between two clouds.” Since everything else is going to bring the heat, it’s nice to know that it will all be cradled within the safety of Nature’s Own.
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- Chipotle Bitchin’ Sauce
Alright, now that we’ve poured the cement, let’s start building! A spicy hot dog needs a spicy spread! Enter: Chipotle Bitchin’ Sauce! The best spicy sauce ever, according to our exhaustive rankings. Not only that, but it’s also vegan! Not that it matters since you’re using a beefy Hebrew National dog, but hey, c’mon, still pretty cool! Uh, I mean…pretty HOT!
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- Lucky Foods Spicy Seoul Kimchi
Even though kimchi is obviously best fresh, you can find fantastic offerings at your local grocer, I swear! And why not have the best kimchi you can buy at the supermarket on your ultimate spice lover’s hot dog: Lucky Foods Spicy Seoul Kimchi! Cranking the spice factor up to the exact right notch, this kimchi doesn’t hurl you into the bubbly boiling deep end of hot, but certainly doesn’t skimp either! Right smack dab in the sweet spot. Put this on your dog, and strap in for the ride of your life.
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- Boulder Canyon Yellowbird Habanero Kettle Style Potato Chips
And now, as if the dip and kimchi weren’t enough, put your spicy hot dog over the edge by sprinkling some crumbled Boulder Canyon Yellowbird Habanero Kettle Style Potato Chips over the top for that last bit of oomph! These hot sauce-inspired chips (the best spicy chips, in our estimation) provide a garlicky, savory crunch for your frank that rocks our world. Just make sure to buy a few bags of them soon, because these bad boys are limited edition!
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The Hot Dog
The Chips (for crumbling)