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RITZ Push-Cart Hot Dog Bites

Rated as 4.92 out of 5 Stars

"This is an appetizer reminiscent of New York City's street vendor hot dogs. A crisp, classic RITZ Cracker with a slice of cooked hot dog topped with push-cart style hot dog onions and finished off with a drizzle of yellow mustard--a perfect one-bite snack."
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25 m servings 92
Original recipe yields 20 servings (40 bites)


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  1. Heat oil in a skillet on medium-high heat. Add the diced onions; cook and stir until fluid has evaporated and onions are soft, about 8 minutes.
  2. Stir in hot pepper sauce, sugar, and chili powder. Simmer for about 2 minutes. Add tomato paste and water; stir. Simmer for another 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  3. Arrange RITZ Crackers on a serving platter and top each cracker with a slice of cooked hot dog. Spoon a small amount of the hot dog onions on top of each.
  4. Drizzle the yellow mustard on top of the onions and serve warm.


  • Tip:
  • Make ahead: Prepare onion mixture and store in an airtight container up to 24 hours ahead. Reheat in microwave before topping crackers.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 92 calories; 6.5 6.7 2 6 236 Full nutrition

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Yummy! Loved the onions and the heat was right up my alley. I even added some sliced jalapeno piece on top to give the bite a little color. I could eat a lot of these. I skipped the tomato p...

I just loved everything about this bite! The onion topping was excellent and my girls ate these up. Hubby actually enjoyed them too as he's usually not one for eating onions but he really put so...

I am giving this a 5, because I absolutely loved the onions on this. I even realized I was out of hot sauce after starting the onions, and subbed 2 Tblsp of chili sauce and 2 small pinches of ca...

These little treats are the essence of NYC. For authenticity, the hot dogs must be cooked in hot water. I went a step further when serving and made one plate as per the recipe and another smal...

Great flavor! As other have mentioned the onions steal the show.

What a unique little treat these were and so easy to prepare. My onions didn't sauce up as much as some I see in the pictures but they were perfect for us just the way they turned out. This one ...

I've never had an authentic NY push-cart hotdog, but this recipe makes me want to go hug a vendor! The onion mixture is fantastic, and really adds a fantastic sweet and tangy flavor to the hotd...

We used the push-cart onions the traditional way, topping a hot dog. What a nice change from same-ole mustard and sweet pickle relish. I added a little more Louisiana hot sauce which gave thi...

Yum, yum! These were very simple to make and really packed a flavor punch! The onions were fabulous! I felt like I was eating a chili dog, but, without the actual chili! Very tasty and fun t...