DIY Hot Dog Onion Sauce

DIY Hot Dog Onion Sauce is a  knockoff version of a New York pushcart favorite inspired by Sabrett and easily made in your  own kitchen.
DIY Hot Dog Onion Sauce

DIY Hot Dog Onion Sauce

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

DIY Hot Dog Onion Sauce is my recipe of the day. This is my take on  a Sabrett style onions in sauce.

DIY Hot Dog Onion Sauce

I didn’t actually have a jar of theirs  to do a side by side taste analysis, but all I can say is this is delicious so how can  you go wrong?

Back when I was a kid we used to have a southern thing called piccalilli relish  which  I also liked on  weiners. But this sort of takes it a step further and  closer to the heart by pairing exacti-mundo  as you would want it on your all beef, topped with some braised kraut and mustard. Which is the traditional New York  way (or so I have been told).

So I  won’t make  any apologies  if someone doesn’t think it tastes exactly like they wanted or send me  slam-o-grams and hate-mail if  they don’t think  it tastes spot  on. Maybe it does, maybe it doesn’t. But if Sabrett’s doesn’t taste like this one, I’d say the problem is theirs. IYKWIM. 😉

It’s BBQ Week so we are sharing our fav  backyard BBQ recipes. I think most families  will grab a pack  of weenies for the grill on  a summer weekend. Top them with the  sauce.  Then head to the other recipes for lots more cooking  fun!

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DIY Hot Dog Onion Sauce

DIY Hot Dog Onion Sauce

Sue Lau
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Course Condiments, Main Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8


  • 1 pound onions peeled and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup sauerkraut brine juice
  • 4 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seed
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon


  • Saute the onions until soft, then add the remaining ingredients and simmer over low heat until thick.
  • Serve on hot dogs, as per the style, with mustard and some sauerkraut.
  • Yield one pint (store unused portions in a jar in the fridge, up to one week).


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