Hot Dog Onions


I love the onion sauce on hot dogs that you get from a pushcart so I mixed and matched many different ingredients until I came up with the perfect combination for my own recipe. This tastes just like the kind of onions I often would get from my favorite hot dog stand!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40 mins


  • 2 tablespoons corn oil

  • 1 extra large onion, thinly sliced

  • 1 ½ teaspoons hot pepper sauce (such as Frank's RedHot®)

  • 1 teaspoon prepared yellow mustard

  • 1 teaspoon white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper

  • ½ cup water

  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste


  1. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add sliced onion; cook and stir until onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in 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 water and tomato paste; simmer until liquid has reduced, about 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

109 Calories
7g Fat
11g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 109
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 717mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 10mg 50%
Calcium 27mg 2%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 228mg 5%

* 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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