New York Style Sauteed Onions for Hot Dogs | Renee's Kitchen Adventures

Thursday, June 12, 2014

New York Style Sauteed Onions for Hot Dogs

New York Style Sauteed Onions for hot dogs are a delicious way to season your hot dogs. This hot dog sauce is a copycat recipe of the kind of yummy, tomato-y slightly spicy onion mixture you can get from the pushcarts in and around Central Park.

Two hot dogs topped with new york style sauteed onions for hot dogs on a blue checked cloth ready to eat

When I was asked if I wanted to review a copy of Haute Dogs: Recipes for Delicious Hot Dogs, Buns, and Condiments by Russell Van Kraavenburg I jumped at the opportunity. I think my husband might be hot dog's number one fan of all time. 

I choose to make this incredibly delicious copycat of the famous New York hot dog topping you can get in and around central park. This stuff is seriously delicious and really elevates your dog to the next level. 

With just a few simple ingredients, it's super easy to make too! 

New York Style Sauteed Onions and a book review.  The onions are a fantastic topping for any dog, braut or burger! #hotdogs #NYC

Haute Dogs by Russell Van Kraavenburg book review:

This cookbook is a wonderful collection of over 100 recipes for hot dog creations and beyond from all over the world! Inside, you will find detailed instructions on how to create hot dogs from the American classics such as the iconic "Chicago Dog" to exotic South American favorites such as "Sao Paolo Potato Dog" from Brazil. Haute Dogs also goes beyond the dog and presents recipes for buns and condiments from scratch and even recipes to make your own hot dogs and sausages from scratch. This book is a goldmine for anyone who is a hot dog lover!

With the summer grilling season getting into full swing, this book is a great addition to any cookbook collection. It's filled with stunning full sized color photos and is available in paperback with flaps. (Which makes saving a page so convenient!)

One of Russell's recipes in the book that caught my eye was this recipe for New York Style Sauteed Onions. (Scroll down for recipe card with full ingredients and directions.)

This book was sent to me from the publisher, Quirk Books, for free to review. All opinions expressed in this review are mine.

New York Style Sauteed Onions:  a wonderful topping for any dog, braut, or burger

Enjoying this dog brought back a lot of great memories for me! Enjoying this onion topping on my hot dogs took me right back to Central Park. 

Even if you aren't familiar with this hot dog topping, it's totally worth making to take your summer grilling to the next level. 

Haute Dogs by Russell Van Kraayenburg is available now at Amazon (both paperback and Kindle editions).

New York Style sauteed onions for Hot Dogs, Hot Dog Toppings, Hot Dog Condiment recipe
Condiment, main dish
Yield: 8 servings
Author: Renee Paj
New York Style Sauteed Onions for Hot Dogs

New York Style Sauteed Onions for Hot Dogs

Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 14 MinTotal time: 19 Min
A copycat recipe of the kind of yummy, tomato-y slightly spicy onion mixture you can get from the pushcarts in and around Central Park.


  • 2 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 large sweet onions, sliced (such as Vidalia variety)
  • 2 TBSP tomato paste
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (or more or less to taste)
  • pinch of ground cinnamon
  • water


  1. In a medium non-stick skillet, heat the olive oil. Add in the onions and sauté until they start to become translucent, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add in the tomato past, cayenne and cinnamon. Continue to cook until the onions are very soft (about 10 -15 minutes). Add water as needed to keep the tomato paste from burning and the mixture from becoming to thick.
  3. Serve atop your favorite hot dog brand with brown mustard and on a soft bakery roll. Store any leftover onions in the fridge. This also fantastic on burgers!


This recipe was reproduced for this blog with permission from the publisher.

Nutrition Facts



Fat (grams)

3.6 g

Sat. Fat (grams)

0.48 g

Cholesterol (grams)

0 mg

Carbs (grams)

7.06 g

Fiber (grams)

0.93 g

Sugar (grams)

4.65 g

Net carbs

6.12 g

Protein (grams)

0.84 g

Sodium (milligrams)

39.79 mg

Nutritional information is an estimate.

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  1. Great review! Sounds like an awesome cookbook. I love that recipe too :)

    1. It's a really great book! thanks for stopping by! :)

  2. Sounds like a great book! We do love our dogs!! Thanks for posting this!! and good luck to Shelby - I voted!!!!

    1. My husband too...and both boys. They are dog lovers. I like one now and again. This book is a great buy for anyone who loves hot dogs! Thanks for stopping by and voting for Shelby!

  3. I think I need that book! Going to check it out ASAP! Also, thank you so much for supporting me Renee, it means the world to me :)


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