Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins
Chopped onions on a hot dog are good but this onion sauce a traditional topping for a New York hot dog is better.
- 3 large sweet onions (peeled and sliced or diced)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1⁄3 cup ketchup
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cayenne (optional)
- 1⁄4 teaspoon red pepper flakes, crushed (adjust for heat, I option for it!) (optional)
- 1 tablespoon paprika (Smoked paprika is a nice treat!I use 1/2 smoked and 1/2 sweet)
- 1⁄4 cup vinegar
- Sauté garlic and onions in olive oil.
- When onions are tender add ketchup, choice of cayenne or pepper flakes and paprika.
- Simmer over a low heat for about 15 minutes.
- Add vinegar and simmer 30-45 minutes.
- Add salt to taste.
- Serve over grilled hot dogs in steamed buns.
Growing up in Southern Ohio, we always eat our hot dogs with meat sauce. I had never heard of anything like this, but it sounded good, so I thought I'd try it. I'm glad I did! It was a nice change from the usual and lower calorie, too! Thanks!
I made the recipe with one onion. So it took less time to cook. It's so yummy. I tried in hot dogs and it was great. Thanks Rita :) Made for All you can cook buffet
Great recipe, Rita. I like this better than Sabrette's onions. I made a few minor adjustments. When sauteeing the onions I also added some tri-color mini sweet peppers. My garlic was hickory smoked in my stove top smoker, and I added a few extra cloves (we are garlic-holics). I also added about a tablespoon of Steen's cane syrup to offset the vinegar. Salt was not needed at all. The result was a sweet/sour oniony smoky relish that I put on bacon-wrapped dawgs that were cooked in the rotisserie. Delicious!