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New York-Style Hot Dog Onions


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















15 ml canola oil
or vegetable oil
1 large yellow onion
sliced into 1/4-inch thick rings
38 ml ketchup
2.5 ml brown sugar, light
0.6 ml chili powder
1 dash red hot pepper sauce
1 pinch cinnamon
118 ml water


Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions; cook and stir 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.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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, United States
 about 3 years ago

Home run this recipe is great adds a little to hotdog night!

Bronx, United States
 almost 3 years ago

Perfect, my family loves the onions even those who didn't eat onions!!!

Youngstown, United States
 over 1 year ago

I miss the New York hot dog stands -- and always love the onion sauce with a little mustard.
I will try it this weekend with the grand kids. I am sure it will be great

New York, United States
 about 1 year ago

Love it never thought to use cinnamon! Yum

Valencia, United States
 12 months ago

Excellent, makes me miss NY....

 8 months ago

Absolutely a great recipe! Thank you for sharing!

Croydon, United Kingdom
 8 months ago

Out of this world everyone wants hotdogs every day million thank for recipe

, United States
 6 months ago

Unbelievable I really thought I was in Manhattan eating me a hot dog with onions ketchup and muster thank you for the recipe

Macon, United States
 6 months ago

So glad to find this recipe! I miss getting red onions on my hot dogs from NY. Haven't been able to get it since I left there. Thanks


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