Hot Dog Onions Recipe -
Hot Dog Onions Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Hot Dog Onions

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"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 makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    40 mins


  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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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 08, 2012

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.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 10, 2012

Holy spiciness! I admit that I'm a spice whimp but O....M....G were these HOT! I could not get past 1 bite & my eyes were watering, lips were burning. Yes, I followed the recipe, no I didn't make any mistake in measurements. I really want to try more but I'm skeered :) Really hard to rate on just 1 bite so I'll go in the middle.

Sep 25, 2011

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. :)

May 20, 2012

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.

Oct 05, 2012

Though it's not a recipie I personally would try (a bit spicy for me) My husband LOVED these! He made an egg sandwich and put the hotdog onions ontop and said they are better than the family recipie for peppers! lol!

May 04, 2012

I put this on brats. Love onions, love these X 10. I'm thinking on hamburgers or maybe in hamburgers, both? My hot sauce was HOT so this had a nice burn. Thanks!

Dec 20, 2011

My husband and I loved these onions! A great spicy topping for a hot dog!

May 07, 2012

Loooved these onions! Spicy and tangy, but not overwhelming. My 4 year old was begging for hot dogs tonight, and since I kept seeing these being raved about on the Buzz, I felt like I HAD to try them. Yum!! A nice way to make an ordinary hot dog a little more fun and interesting. Thanks for the recipe, Lillian!


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  • Calories
  • 109 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 11.1 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 7.2 g
  • 11%
  • Fiber
  • 2.1 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 1.5 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 717 mg
  • 29%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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