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New York Onion Sauce for Hot Dogs

Subject: New York Hot Dog Onion Sauce 
From: Jan
Date: 1/10/2023, 10:51 AM

Hi, Phaedrus!

William requested a recipe back in 2021 for a hot dog sauce from 
Charlie's Pool Room in NJ. I'm not sure exactly what his favorite 
sauce tasted like, but my family loves this one.

New York Hot Dog Onion Sauce 

Submitted by ratherbeswimmin  

"The preparation of the onion sauce differs from cart to cart, 
this one may be thicker than some."  

Ready In:  3 hrs 

Yields:  2 1/2 cups sauce  


1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil  
4 large onions, sliced and chopped  
1 (11 1/2 ounce) can V8 vegetable juice  
1/2 cup water  
1 tablespoon tomato paste  
1 1/2 teaspoons sweet Hungarian paprika  
1 teaspoon corn syrup  
1/2 teaspoon cornstarch  
1/4 teaspoon salt  
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes  
3 tablespoons cider vinegar  

all beef hot dog (boiled or grilled)  
hot dog bun, steamed  
plain yellow mustard  


Make the sauce: in a medium pan, heat olive oil over medium heat; add in the onions.  
Cook, uncovered, for 10 minutes, stirring often.  
Decrease heat to low and sauté onions, stirring often, for 30 minutes, or until onions 
are softened and translucent but not browned.  
Add remaining ingredients and cook over low heat, uncovered and stirring often, for 
1 1/2 to 2 hours or until mixture thickens and onions are very tender.  
Taste and adjust seasoning, adding more crushed red pepper and vinegar, if desired.  
Make hot dogs: place hot dogs in buns and top with mustard.  
Add sauerkraut and top with New York Hot Dog Onion Sauce; serve immediately. 

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