Onion Sauce for Hotdogs

Carrie R.


This is a tasty onion sauce, like you find on street vendor trucks,to top your hotdogs. It has a kind of sweet and sour flavor, the vinegar gives it just the right little zip! I prefer to use Vidalia onions when I can find them and I usually add more crushed red pepper flakes than the recipe calls for, but of course you can adjust to your taste. I love this sauce so much, I've even put it on sandwiches! I also like to chop the onions in a larger dice because I like them to still have a little texture to them. Hope you enjoy!


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10 Min
50 Min


  • 2 tsp
    extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium
  • 1 c
  • 1 1/4 tsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    light corn syrup
  • 2 Tbsp
    tomato paste
  • 1/2 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 c
    white vinegar

How to Make Onion Sauce for Hotdogs


  1. Saute onion in oil for 5 minutes or until onions are soft but not browned.
  2. Dissolve cornstarch in water and add to the onions. Quickly add the corn syrup, tomato paste, salt and red pepper flakes and stir.
  3. Bring mixture to a boil and let simmer for 30 minutes. Add the vinegar and continue to simmer for another 15 - 20 minutes or until sauce is thick.
    Makes just under a pint of sauce.

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