Monday, February 21, 2011

Sabrett's Onion Sauce

Sabrett hot dogs are a New York City specialty. You can get these dogs at push carts all around the city.
One of the favorite toppings is a sweet and tangy onion sauce. I wanted to make this sauce so I looked around on the web and found several "clone recipes", here is one that I came up with based on a few that sounded good.

1 tbsp olive oil
1 large sweet onion, 4 cups copped
3 cups water
1 tbsp corn starch, dissolved in a little cold water
1 tbsp packed brown sugar
2 tbsp tomato paste
1 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp of crushed red pepper, or more if you like it spicy
1/4 cup white vinegar

Heat oil in saucepan over medium heat and add the onions, saute for about 5 minutes until onions are tender but not caramelized. Add the brown sugar, tomato paste, salt and red pepper. Stir and cook for a few minutes to cook off the raw taste of the tomato paste. Add the water and vinegar and simmer for 1 hour. Add the cornstarch while stirring. Increase the heat and bring to a boil, once thickened spoon onion sauce over hot dog with spicy brown mustard.


  1. Sounds great!! Thanks for the video! Oh, btw, I'm supposed to say HI from your mom!

  2. Popped over from your mum's blog and so happy I did. Your recipes look and sound delicious as well not to difficult for someone like me who is cooking challenged......:-) Hugs

  3. Keep putting up those great recipes and maybe Dad will learn some more good things. LOL I have several guys in my blogger group, maybe they need some help.

  4. I'm glad you'all liked this recipe, it was really good on the hot dogs, it would be really good on a hamburger as well. I guess I should post more of my recipe videos. BTW, Boar's Head sells an onion sauce similar to this one and it cost $5 for a very small jar so making it yourself is really cost effective, and you can freeze the left-overs. I need to learn how to can things like this.


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