Today is Day One of Super Bowl food!
First up is onion sauce for hot dogs that is very similar to the kind sold on hot dog carts in NYC. We were stationed in NYC for 9 years and, believe it or not, miss the hot dog carts (and the pretzel carts). This sauce is very much like the kind sold on the carts and we love this version.
Make sure you cut the slices on the thin side or the onions will be hard to bite through and you will end up with a plateful of onions. Don’t ask how I know.
I toss a package of hot dogs in the crock pot ~ we use Hebrew National ~ and cook on HIGH for a couple of hours. No additional liquid is needed. At the 2 hour mark, I lower the heat to LOW and let them go for another hour or so. They brown up nicely in the crock pot. This is an easy way to cook hot dogs if you have a crowd.
Push Cart Onion Sauce for Hot Dogs
2 tbsps vegetable oil
2 onions, sliced very thin
1/4 cup ketchup
pinch of cinnamon
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder
2 or 3 dashes of Tabasco
Pinch of salt
1/2 cup water
In a skillet over medium heat, saute onion slices for 10-12 minutes until they are golden and translucent.
Mix in the rest of the ingredients and stir. Bring to boil; reduce the heat and let the onions simmer for about 10 minutes.
Serve on top of hot dogs.
Makes enough for 6-8 hot dogs.
Source: Adapted from food.com