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RITZ Push-Cart Hot Dog Bites Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

RITZ Push-Cart Hot Dog Bites

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"This is an appetizer reminiscent of New York City's street vendor hot dogs. A crisp, classic RITZ Cracker with a slice of cooked hot dog topped with push-cart style hot dog onions and finished off with a drizzle of yellow mustard--a perfect one-bite snack."

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Original recipe makes 40 bites Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    25 mins


  1. Heat oil in a skillet on medium-high heat. Add the diced onions; cook and stir until fluid has evaporated and onions are soft, about 8 minutes.
  2. Stir in hot pepper sauce, sugar, and chili powder. Simmer for about 2 minutes. Add tomato paste and water; stir. Simmer for another 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  3. Arrange RITZ Crackers on a serving platter and top each cracker with a slice of cooked hot dog. Spoon a small amount of the hot dog onions on top of each.
  4. Drizzle the yellow mustard on top of the onions and serve warm.
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  • Tip:
  • Make ahead: Prepare onion mixture and store in an airtight container up to 24 hours ahead. Reheat in microwave before topping crackers.

Reviews More Reviews

Jan 18, 2014

I just loved everything about this bite! The onion topping was excellent and my girls ate these up. Hubby actually enjoyed them too as he's usually not one for eating onions but he really put some down. There is nothing I didn't like about this...my family said it rocked. And I think one kid added Dill Relish on top of hers too. Thanks Lil...it's a keeper.

Jan 31, 2014

I am giving this a 5, because I absolutely loved the onions on this. I even realized I was out of hot sauce after starting the onions, and subbed 2 Tblsp of chili sauce and 2 small pinches of cayenne for half the recipe. I followed the rest of the ingredients as is. I used cooked and sliced Trader Joes all-beef hot dogs and yellow mustard as suggested. I am looking forward to making hot dogs over the next summer holiday with these onions. Having it all on a cracker was fine, but the cracker just seemed somewhat dry and on the butter side to me with this combination. Maybe, if they sat a little longer the cracker would start to soak up some of the yummy cooked onions. I plan to make more of these as an quick appetizer for Super Bowl. They do present well because of the onions. ty


12 Ratings

Jan 28, 2014

These little treats are the essence of NYC. For authenticity, the hot dogs must be cooked in hot water. I went a step further when serving and made one plate as per the recipe and another small plate topped with sauerkraut in place of the onions. These almost made the football bearable. Thanks, Lillian

Jan 20, 2014

Yummy! Loved the onions and the heat was right up my alley. I even added some sliced jalapeno piece on top to give the bite a little color. I could eat a lot of these. I skipped the tomato paste just because Grumpy doesn't like it. For this reason my topping was just a little liquidy, but that was fine, I just strained the oinons out with a fork to top the cracker so they didn't get soggy.

Mar 02, 2014

What a unique little treat these were and so easy to prepare. My onions didn't sauce up as much as some I see in the pictures but they were perfect for us just the way they turned out. This one is a keeper. Thanks Lillian!

Jan 15, 2015

Great flavor! As other have mentioned the onions steal the show.

Jul 03, 2014

We used the push-cart onions the traditional way, topping a hot dog. What a nice change from same-ole mustard and sweet pickle relish. I added a little more Louisiana hot sauce which gave this just the perfect zing for us. Thanks, Lillian, for developing this recipe, it's a winner.

Feb 09, 2014

Yum, yum! These were very simple to make and really packed a flavor punch! The onions were fabulous! I felt like I was eating a chili dog, but, without the actual chili! Very tasty and fun to make!


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  • Calories
  • 92 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 6.7 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 6 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 6.5 g
  • 10%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 2 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 236 mg
  • 9%

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

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