My Dad loved hot dogs. Born and bred in New York City he devoured them doused with the classic onion sauce. He knew of no other way. Needless to say...neither do I. So this is how we do it here.
Ingredients for New York Hot Dogs:
yields about 4 cups
3 Vidalia onions halved and sliced thin
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup Heinz Chili Sauce
1/2 cup ketchup
1 1/2 cups water
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
Serve over steamed or grilled hot dogs and toasted buns.
Time-Saving Tip: The onion sauce can be prepared a couple of days in advance and kept in the refrigerator; warm before using.
We're ready to cook.
Add the oil and onions to a pan; season with salt and pepper. Saute onions until wilted. This will take about 10-15 minutes. Do not brown.
Once the onions are wilted add the chili sauce, ketchup, water, oregano, and paprika.
Stir until well combined.
Loosely cover with foil leaving a small section uncovered. Simmer for about 25-30 minutes until the liquid has thickened.
They're ready! These look awesome and taste great. I know that my Dad would have approved. Any New Yorker will tell you that this is the only way to eat a hot dog.