Total Time
Prep 50 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is a great relish for hot dogs, hamburgers or grilled sausages! There are a few ingredients, but don't let that stop you!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in large pan over medium heat.
  2. Add onions, sugar and salt. Cover and cook until the onions are wilted and juicy, but not browned, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes.
  3. Add chili powder, garlic and red pepper. Sauté 4 minutes.
  4. Stir in barbecue sauce, beer, molasses, mustard, vinegar and soy sauce.
  5. Simmer uncovered until mixture thickens slightly, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes.
  6. Cool to room temperature. Cover tightly and refrigerate 24 hours for flavors to develop.
  7. Can be made up to 1 week ahead.
  8. To serve warm, simmer over low heat.
Most Helpful

I will come back to post the stars after I've tried it. I made the relish today, reducing it to 1/3 recipe (just DH and I). It smells wonderful, and I could hardly stand to wait before trying it. But, I covered it up, and will try with hamburgers in a few days. I came back to post the stars. YUM! It really makes ordinary hot dogs an outstanding meal. Loved the sweet/tangy onion flavor.

PanNan March 24, 2007

This is some tasty stuff. I used vidalias and with them being such a sweet onion I should have left out the sugar, as it was a "hair" too sweet for me with it. Next time if I use them I will not add the sugar. This cooks up beautifully and the smells wafting through your home truly will make your mouth water. I have used this on beer grilled brats served in a pretzel roll and on a burger with cojack cheese. Both ways were outstanding. I had some left to put into small freezer containers and it also freezes beautifully. I will enjoy this often, thank you Charmie for sharing this recipe.

Michelle S. August 24, 2008

Made this for a hotdog lunch last Saturday. DH and I loved it, but I expected that. Surprisingly, my not-so-adventurous kids really liked it, too! Really fab, complex flavour. This would be great accompanying any grilled meat, I expect.

evelyn/athens October 15, 2007

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