New York Onion Sauce

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  • Total: 25 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: 1 container (8 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
87 Calories
4g Fat
12g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 container (8 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 87
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 188mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Protein 2g
Calcium 50mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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


  • 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
  • 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL black pepper

Steps to Make It

  1. Sauté garlic and onions in olive oil.

  2. When onions are tender, add marinara sauce, salt, black pepper, and paprika.

  3. Simmer over low heat for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  4. Remove from heat and use as a topping to grilled or boiled hot dogs.

  5. The mixture will keep for three to four days stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

  6. Reheat before using.

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