Hot Dog Onion Sauce

"If you like the red onion sauce served on the hot dogs you get from the road side carts, you'll enjoy this easy to prepare sauce."
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Ready In:
1 batch




  • In a medium skillet, heat oil over medium heat.
  • Add onion slices.
  • Saute about 7-10 minutes until golden& limp.
  • Mix in the ketchup.
  • Add the cinnamon, chili powder, garlic powder,hot pepper sauce& salt.
  • Pour in water.
  • Stir.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer uncovered about 10 minutes.

Questions & Replies

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  1. Kristina K.
    Can I substitute canola for coconut oil?
  2. Matthew Anderson E.
    Can i read the recipe
  3. Leslye S.
    What kind of hot pepper sauce?
  4. Leslye S.
    What kind of hot pepper sauce?
  5. otoaos
    Can you freeze it for a couple of weeks?


  1. Deby59
    Great! Thank you. I usually buy the Boars Head onion sauce and I forgot to pick it up last week. I tried a different recipe first and it came out like over buttered ketchup paste. I tried yours the following day and it was wonderful. I will never buy store bought again when I can make it at home. Absolutely terrific. Comparable to Boars Head.
  2. Bonitadreama
    This came out AMAZING! I was having a craving and this satisfied it beyond imagined!
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  3. JesseandRayye
    We loved this recipe. We made on a whim just to kick our hot dogs up a notch but loved it. As a matter of fact we had sausages 3 days later and made another batch to go on top of those! Very good...AAA+++
  4. MI Mitten
    Whew doggies this is some good sauce! I doubled this and used 1 small red onion, 1 medium white onion, and 1 large sweet onion. The result was lots of onions in a tasty tangy sweet/sour like sauce. I will definitely be keeping this in mind for summer bbq's. Yummy!
  5. Heather Sullivan
    I accidently forgot the water but it didn't change that much. The saucey onions came out really nice - they were buttery and the sauce/onions, on the whole, didn't taste anything like fried onions mixed with ketchup. None of the spices were very pronounced. The recipes really only covered 6 hot dogs which is fine for two people, in my opinion.


  1. DrPsyclone
    Great recipe. A perfect splash of New York hustle on my Hebrew National! I do suggest substituting a squirt of sriracha sauce for the hot sauce and salt. Hot, sweet and a little salty... Just the way I like my women.


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