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Hot Dog Onions

Hot Dog Onions


"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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40 m servings 109 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 109 kcal
  • 5%
  • Fat:
  • 7.2 g
  • 11%
  • Carbs:
  • 11.1g
  • 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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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  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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  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

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  1. 37 Ratings

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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 ...

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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 mak...

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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 ...

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 ...

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 cayenn...

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 rec...

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!

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...

I made these onions according to the recipe. They are wonderfully spicy. I enjoyed them with saurkrout on a boiled hotdog. Thank you LilLian for sharing this simple tasty recipe.

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

Loved this recipe! Christina (fellow AR buzzer) raves about these onions, so I had to try them. They are every bit as delicious as she recommends! We really liked the zip that the Frank's Red...

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