Sabrett's Onion Sauce for Hot Dogs by Todd Wilbur

READY IN: 1hr 40mins
Recipe by Charmed

From Top Secret Recipes Posted in response to a request, this recipe is supposed to be a copycat for the sauce served on Sabrett hog dogs, one of the more popular street hot dogs in New York.

Top Review by lab76

Thanks All, This is a delicious sause. I'm about to eat my hot dogs now. I lived in new york for 10 years so I missed the city's famous dogs. I took the advice of other reviews and made a few adjustments. I used sugar instead of corn syrup I used flour instead of corn starch. I used about 3 1/2 cups of water instead of 4. It took me a while to cook the sauce down and thicken. I would probably try 3 cups next time. I used apple cider vinegar AND half the amount! Someone mentioned the vinegar was a bit much. I agree. I'm glad I usually keep apple cider vinegar. I like the taste better. I hope this helps someone. Thanks for the recipe, you made my sunday dinner :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Sauté the onion in the oil for 5 minutes, or until the onions are soft, but not brown.
  3. Add the water, tomato paste, corn syrup, cornstarch, salt, and red pepper flakes, and stir together.
  4. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 45 minutes.
  5. Add the vinegar and continue simmering for an additiona1 30-45 minutes, or until most of the liquid is reduced and the sauce is thickened.
  6. Makes about 1 cup.

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