I am a Canadian who spent 6 winters in Florida, and while there I met a person from New York (Brian). I did the cooking for most parties at the park, including snacks for our golf group which met twice a week after golf. Brian told me about the Push Cart Onions and I tried them with the group. They loved them. You can play with this recipe to suit your taste. Add more or less sugar, maybe a little more hot sauce, etc.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat; cook and stir onions and green bell pepper until onions are slightly browned and soft, 8 to 12 minutes. Mix in ketchup, sugar, chili powder, hot pepper sauce, and cinnamon until thoroughly combined. Pour in water, bring mixture to a boil, and simmer uncovered until onions are tender, about 10 more minutes.

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Nutrition Facts

42 calories; protein 0.6g 1% DV; carbohydrates 5.3g 2% DV; fat 2.4g 4% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 60.4mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (33)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/01/2012
New York Pushcart Onions (For Hot Dogs) Haiku: "Cinnamon scared me. But this turned out really good! Made my hot dog yum!" I scaled back for serving this on 3 hot dogs, a little nervous about the inclusion of cinnamon, but I followed the recipe as written (using Sriracha for the pepper sauce), and was really thrilled w/ the results! Too bad eating it didn't transport me from my Georgia patio to the streets of New York though. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
05/26/2020
Not impressed. I made it as the recipe stated. Too watery. Nothing special. Tasted like onions in diluted ketchup. Read More
35 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 27
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/01/2012
New York Pushcart Onions (For Hot Dogs) Haiku: "Cinnamon scared me. But this turned out really good! Made my hot dog yum!" I scaled back for serving this on 3 hot dogs, a little nervous about the inclusion of cinnamon, but I followed the recipe as written (using Sriracha for the pepper sauce), and was really thrilled w/ the results! Too bad eating it didn't transport me from my Georgia patio to the streets of New York though. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
05/09/2013
I didn't have any bell peppers so I made it with just the onions. I used light brown sugar instead of white to give it a richer flavor. This is excellent! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2012
Absolutely loved this recipe and have no qualms in rating it 5 stars. I used Peruvian Sweet Onions and I am positive that was a great plus. My tweaks were: used brown sugar versus white added a dash of salt and only 1/4 cup of water. I made this for the Recipe Group selection. Thank you Ethier65 for sharing your delicious recipe - it is a definite keeper and will be used repeatedly! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2013
Hubby has a hard time with raw onions on anything. This was a perfect recipe for him. I did add a dash of bbq sauce to the mix and it was perfect! He wants this on his dogs from now on. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2012
Recipe Group selection 11/3/12. My teens gave it a thumbs up my husband did not. I would advise making the onions thinly sliced. They did take much longer to soften to the point where you could really bite through them. I used red peppers instead of green. If I was to do this again I would use slightly more ketchup and less chili powder. Not that there is alot to begin with but. My husband did not like the sauce. He said that if the onion were diced he might like it better. I am giving it a 5 because the recipe was followed and it was what it was supposed to be. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2012
Made this for Recipe Group...We really enjoyed these but I did make a couple minor changes...First I only had one onion but I still kept all of the other ingredients the same except the water which I reduced to 1/4 cup b/c the amount of water seemed excessive to me and I thought that was perfect! I did use the optional green pepper and I thought that was a great addition! I was skeptical on using the cinnamon and almost didn't but decided to and it was fine (couldn't really taste it). Great flavor and not too spicy which is why my mom loved them so much. I will definitely be making these again and again YUM! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/10/2012
I absolutely loved these! Very tasty! I accidently had an outpour of cinnamon when I added my "dash" so ended up w/about 1/4 tsp or more in a half batch of this but it was still awesome!! Made for Allrecipes Recipe Group. Join us on "the buzz" every thurs. to nominate new recipes to try. Everyone is welcome!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2015
I've never had a New York pushcart hot dog - but gave these a try and they were really good! No need for any other toppings really except maybe a bit of mustard. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/12/2013
I thought this added great flavor to the hotdogs and would be perfect for the summer cook-outs that will be happening shortly. I didn t have any green peppers but it still was very tasty without it. This had been a Recipe Group selection for 11/3/12 that I had missed. I m glad I had saved the recipe to try - better late than never. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
05/26/2020
Not impressed. I made it as the recipe stated. Too watery. Nothing special. Tasted like onions in diluted ketchup. Read More