New York-Style Hot Dog Onions

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Lynn in MA

This is an easy version of the traditional hot dog topping that's served by New York City street vendors.

Top Review by My Eclectic Spirit

Great recipe and that coming from a New Yorker! Will def make again. Did not have chile powder so used a substitute for that- garlic powder, cumin, cayenne pepper and a bit of oregano- love the little hint of brown sugar and how liquid cooks down to a nice sauce!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions; cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions are slightly browned and somewhat soft, about 10 minutes. Stir in the ketchup, brown sugar, chili powder, hot sauce and cinnamon; mix well. Add the water and bring mixture to a boil; simmer, uncovered, until onions are completely tender and the liquid is mostly evaporated, an additional 10 minutes.

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