onion sauce for hotdogs

★★★★★ 1
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By Carrie R.
from C., SC

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!

★★★★★ 1
prep time 10 Min
cook time 50 Min

Ingredients For onion sauce for hotdogs

  • 2 tsp
    extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 md
    chopped
  • 1 c
    water
  • 1 1/4 tsp
    cornstarch
  • 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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