RITZ Push-Cart Hot Dog Bites


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.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
40 bites


  • 2 tablespoons corn oil

  • 2 cups diced onions

  • 2 teaspoons Louisiana-style hot pepper sauce

  • 1 teaspoon sugar

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste

  • ½ cup water

  • 5 cooked hot dogs, sliced into 8 pieces each

  • 40 RITZ Crackers

  • 3 tablespoons prepared yellow mustard


  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.


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
7g Fat
7g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 92
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 237mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 2mg 10%
Calcium 8mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 64mg 1%

* 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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