New York Hot Dog Onion Sauce (United States)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 50 mins

this is yummy, give it a try on your next wieners

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Saute the onions and the garlic in oil, simmering, about 15 to 20 minutes, until tender, not brown.
  2. Add the flour and stir and cook at least one minute.
  3. Add remaining ingredients, cover and simmer 50 minutes.
  4. If its getting too thick, add a touch more water.
  5. Remove bay leaves.
  6. Serve on those next bbq hot dogs, with another slather of mustard on top.
  7. Yesterday I did make another batch with the cloves added , and I really enjoyed it, so give the cloves a chance if you are not a clove user, it brings out all the flavours of the onions and sweetness and tartness.
Most Helpful

Followed exactly and was wayyy to bland for me. But i grew up in SD and haven't had this before. Sounded super but just not my cup of tea.

Chef GreanEyes February 17, 2009

This was way too bland for my taste. I did use safflower oil instead of canola oil, due to what was on hand. Otherwise, I followed the recipe to a T with the exception of using a 15 oz. can tomato sauce. (I tasted before adding the extra tomato sauce, and felt the recipe would tolerate the extra sauce, which it did.) I served the hot dogs plus sauce on mashed potatoes, topped them with brown grainy mustard, ketchup, and horseradish sauce. Without the toppings, it was a total blah. With them, it was OK. There won't be a next time for this one, but it could be kicked up a notch with some horseradish and ketchup. I might try to modify this for my more spicy taste buds in the future, but probably not. I'll just look for something else with more kick.

Cook In Southwest December 29, 2008

I'm a NYer, and I was missing street faire, so I tried this recipe out....YUM! You hit it on the nail, and Chef #219216 thanks for the helpful comments. PS. I used olive oil instead of canola & didn't have dry mustard, but it still came out awesome...I also added a little Goya sazon for a added kick of flavor.

Psychicmommy2Maya November 13, 2008