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.

Ingredients
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

Directions
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.

4 comments:

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

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  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

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  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.
    QMM

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  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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