Top 10 condiments for hamburgers and hot dogs

By Joann Vaglica,

Hamburgers and hot dogs are two very commonly eaten foods, especially during the summer time when they are cooked and served right off the grill. This summer, spruce up your hamburgers and hot dogs with different types of condiments. After all, they are what makes a scrumptious meal even more worthy of eating!

From picky eaters to those who will try it all, we have you covered with our top 10 condiments for the next time you bite into a juicy hamburger and/or hot dog.

10. Barbecue sauce, ketchup, mayo, or mustard
These traditional sauces are for the picky eaters or those who wouldn't dare to be risky with their hamburgers or hot dogs. Instead of using the original yellow mustard, venture off and use a different type you wouldn't normally use (dijon, hot, sweet, etc.). Also, have you ever tried mixing ketchup and mayo together? Yum, yum, yum!

9. Sauerkraut
Another traditional condiment that is sure to please your taste buds, but come on, try something different! Shoot for our no. 1 condiment!

8. Pickles
Pickles are more commonly used on hamburgers more so than on hot dogs, but give it a try. Throw some pickles (cut to your liking) -- dill, sweet, garlic, etc.-- on your hamburger or hot dog. You might end up marking this as a new favorite.

7. Chili
Meat lovers, this one is for you! There are so many different ways to concoct a chili recipe, but it's up to you to see how far you will let your imagination run while preparing it. Dare to eat a real sloppy hamburger? Put some chili on it and see how it goes.

6. Onions
Although onions, especially raw ones, are most commonly used on hamburgers, they can also be used to top off hot dogs. Either minced or finely cut raw onions can be used with both food options, but you can also try sautéed onions for both. You're cravings will be satisfied!

5. Coleslaw
How often do you eat coleslaw as a condiment on a hamburger or hot dog? It's commonly used as a side dish, but the next time you eat a hamburger or hot dog, try putting the coleslaw between the buns instead of on the side. You might like it.

4. Relish
Relish is a commonly known condiment for hamburgers and hot dogs, but how popular is it really? The relish used on hamburgers and hot dogs is often sweet yellow and red relish. But did you know there are all sorts of relish? Put your cooking skills to the test and try out a new relish dish to be used as a condiment on your hamburgers and hot dogs!

3. Beans
There are a variety of different beans on the market, there has to be a type that would taste delicious on a hamburger or hot dog. Beans can be served plain or mixed with other condiments. Try out refried, black, pinto, etc. beans the next time you're in the mood for a hamburger or hot dog.

2. Peppers
Stock up on red, yellow, green, and sweet, peppers because this is going to be a big hit as a condiment for your hamburgers or hot dogs this summer! Choose your favorite peppers and either dice them up really small or sauté them to your liking. Both taste amazing!

1. Avocado
This one is for those eaters who will dare to try everything and anything, even if it means sloppin' some avocado onto your hamburger or hot dog. Believe it or not, it taste just as delicious on those two food options as it does when it's being used in guacamole.



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