I love the push cart hot dogs, mainly because of the onions they serve on top...so 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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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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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Nutrition Facts

109.3 calories; protein 1.5g 3% DV; carbohydrates 11.1g 4% DV; fat 7.2g 11% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 717.3mg 29% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2012
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 the only change I made in this recipe. We had these piled on top of barbequed kielbasa. NO leftovers. This was absolutely fantastic. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/10/2012
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 make any mistake in measurements. I really want to try more but I'm skeered :) Really hard to rate on just 1 bite so I'll go in the middle. Read More
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52 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 44
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2012
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 the only change I made in this recipe. We had these piled on top of barbequed kielbasa. NO leftovers. This was absolutely fantastic. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2011
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 time I make hot dogs, lol. Made exactly as written. Definate keeper~YUM! Thanks for sharing. :) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/13/2017
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 cayenne as we are wimpy with hot foods altho we like spicy flavors. (05.20.12; 03.12.17) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2012
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 recipie for peppers! lol! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2012
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2012
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 them. Yum!! A nice way to make an ordinary hot dog a little more fun and interesting. Thanks for the recipe Lillian! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/10/2012
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 make any mistake in measurements. I really want to try more but I'm skeered :) Really hard to rate on just 1 bite so I'll go in the middle. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2011
My husband and I loved these onions! A great spicy topping for a hot dog! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2012
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. Read More
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