Onions in Red Sauce for Hot Dogs

Recipe by Rita1652

Chopped onions on a hot dog are good but this onion sauce a traditional topping for a New York hot dog is better.

Top Review by Lucky Clover

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!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sauté garlic and onions in olive oil.
  2. When onions are tender add ketchup, choice of cayenne or pepper flakes and paprika.
  3. Simmer over a low heat for about 15 minutes.
  4. Add vinegar and simmer 30-45 minutes.
  5. Add salt to taste.
  6. Serve over grilled hot dogs in steamed buns.

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