This onion sauce is wonderful on hot dogs and burgers and all kinds of sandwiches. I’ve had the recipe and made it for years. It is a variation of the onion sauce you can get on a dog in NYC. Last time I was there the guy only put a minute amount on my dog and I couldn’t get him to give me more. I couldn’t wait to get back to Virginia and make up a batch so I could smother a dog with it. Image and recipe below.
New York Pushcart Onion Sauce
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 Medium onions, cut into ¼ inch slices
¼ cup of ketchup
1/8 tsp of chili powder (I add more)
Pinch of ground cinnamon
Dash of hot pepper sauce (I add more)
½ cup water
Dash of salt
(I add crushed red pepper flakes and fresh ground black pepper and garlic powder)(sometimes I add some curry powder)
In a medium-sized skillet, heat the olive oil on medium heat; add onion slices and sautee for about 7 minutes until golden and limp. Mix together rest of ingredients and add to onions. Stir and bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer uncovered for about 10 minutes. Serve over hot dogs.
(I double or triple the recipe – it is good on burgers, bratwurst, sausages and on a roast beef sandwich). (great in eggs for an omelet too).