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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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


  • 1Saute onion in oil for 5 minutes or until onions are soft but not browned.
  • 2Dissolve cornstarch in water and add to the onions. Quickly add the corn syrup, tomato paste, salt and red pepper flakes and stir.
  • 3Bring 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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