Hot Dog Onions

Hot Dog Onions

26 Reviews 10 Pics
  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    30 m
  • Ready In

    40 m
Recipe by  Lillian

“I love the push cart hot dogs, mainly because of the onions they serve on I mixed and matched many different ingredients until I came up with the perfect combination for this recipe! This tastes just like the kind of onions I often would get from my favorite hot dog stands!”

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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  1. Heat the corn oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the onion; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the hot sauce, yellow mustard, sugar, chili powder, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper. Reduce heat to medium-low, and continue to cook for about 5 minutes. Stir in the water and tomato paste; simmer until liquid has reduced, about 20 minutes.

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Sarah Jo

Sarah Jo

I used EVOO instead of corn oil and I cut back just a touch on the salt. The recipe didn't state what kind of onion to use, I made a judgement call and used an extra large sweet onion. That was the only change I made in this recipe. We had these piled on top of barbequed kielbasa. NO leftovers. This was absolutely fantastic.

Thisni Caza

Thisni Caza

So good! Next time I'll rough-chop the onion as I thought the slices where a bit challenging to eat altho they look great on the hot dog. I cut back on the salt, plus the hot sauce and cayenne as we are wimpy with hot foods altho we like spicy flavors.



FANTASTIC! If I could give this 10 stars, I would! The flavors of these onions are awesome...spicy, tangy and sweet. A perfect compliment to a hot dog. Hubby said he's gonna ask for these every time I make hot dogs, lol. Made exactly as written. Definate keeper~YUM! Thanks for sharing. :)

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Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 109 cal
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 7.2 g
  • 11%
  • Carbs
  • 11.1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 1.5 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium
  • 717 mg
  • 29%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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