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New York Pushcart Hot Dog

NY Pushcart Hot Dog

The recipe for onion sauce was given to me by a former co-worker and friend who sold his pushcart after 14 years selling hot dogs in New York City’s Central Park

Recipe makes 8 servings

Whatcha Need

  • 8 Sabrett all-beef frankfurters, natural casing
  • 2 Tablespoons good olive oil
  • 2 medium yellow onions, sliced thin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1-1/3 cup sauerkraut
  • Spicy brown mustard, to taste
  • 8 plain six-inch side-split hot dog buns

Whatcha Do

  1. Heat olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onions and sauté until soft but not brown. Stir in the cinnamon, chili powder, and cayenne. Cook for 1 minute longer.

  2. Add ketchup and water, stir to combine well. Bring mixture to a simmer and cook until sauce thickens, about 12 to 15 minutes.

  3. In large saucepan bring water to a boil over medium-high heat. Drop in franks and cook for 5 to 6 minutes, until hot throughout.

  4. Place franks in buns and top with sauerkraut, onion sauce, and spicy mustard. Serve and enjoy.