New York Onion Sauce

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  • 25 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: 8 servings

You've had chopped onions on a hot dog before, but this onion sauce is the traditional topping for a New York hot dog. 

What You'll Need

  • 3 yellow onions, peeled and sliced
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) marinara sauce (bottled spaghetti sauce)
  • 2 tablespoons (30 mL) olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 tablespoons (30 mL) paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 mL) salt

How to Make It

1. Sauté garlic and onions in olive oil.

2. When onions are tender, add marinara sauce, salt, black pepper, and paprika. Simmer over a low heat for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

3. Remove from heat and use as a topping to grilled or boiled hot dogs. Mixture will keep for 3 to 4 days stored in an airtight container in refrigerator. Reheat before using.