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Hot Dogs With Onion, Tomato, and Balsamic Sauce

A play on the traditional New York-style onion sauce
Hot Dog with Onion, Tomato, and Balsamic Sauce
Dan Myers

Hot Dog with Onion, Tomato, and Balsamic Sauce

Options for hot dog toppings are literally infinite, and this topping is a play on the traditional New York-style onion sauce. The onions are cooked down, tomato paste, mustard, and balsamic vinegar are added, and the tangy results perfectly complement a plump broiled hot dog.

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 4 medium-sized yellow onions, sliced thinly
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • One 6-ounce can tomato paste
  • 1/4 Cup Dijon mustard, plus more for serving
  • 2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 Cup water
  • 4 franks, broiled or pan-fried
  • 4 hot dog buns, perferably potato rolls, toasted

Directions

Heat the butter in a sauté pan over medium heat and add the onions and pinch of salt until softened. Add the tomato paste, and cook for about 2 minutes. Add the mustard, balsamic vinegar, and water. Season with pepper, to taste, stir until combined, and simmer until it becomes a thick sauce. Season with salt, to taste.

Add the franks to the buns, and top with a small amount of mustard, if desired. Spoon the onion sauce on top.