New York-style Red Onion Sauce for Hot Dogs
A classic New York-style red onion hot dog sauce. As good as from the cart.
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Note: New York-Style Red Onion Sauce for Hot Dogs can be frozen, if desired.
- 1 medium onion, halved and sliced thin
- 1 1/2 tsp vegetable oil
- 4 c water divided
- 2 tbs tomato paste
- 1/4 c vinegar
- 2 tsp corn syrup (or use sugar)
- 1 tsp cornstarch dissolved in 1/4 c of the water
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes (or black pepper)
Soften the sliced onion in the vegetable oil in a heavy saucepan. Add the water, tomato paste, vinegar and corn syrup or sugar. Bring to a boil, turn heat down and simmer until the onion is cooked through. Add the cornstarch mixture and bring back to a boil, stirring constantly. Season to taste with salt, black pepper and red pepper flakes.
Tomato ketchup can be used in place of the tomato paste, vinegar and sweetener. It contains the same ingredients.