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Hot Dogs w/ Onion Sauce & Grilled Red Pepper Relish


A new way to enjoy an old summer tradition

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  • Onion Sauce:
  • 2 T canola oil
  • 2 Lg onions, halved & thinly sliced
  • 2 t ancho chile powder
  • 1/2 t ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 C ketchup
  • 1/4 t hot sauce
  • 1/2 t kosher salt
  • 1/4 t ground black pepper
  • Grilled Pepper Relish:
  • 6 cloves roasted garlic, coarsely chopped
  • 3 grilled red peppers, peeled, seeded & diced
  • 3 T extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 T red wine vinegar
  • 3 T finely chopped fresh flat leaf parsley, plus leaves for garnish
  • Kosher salt & freshly ground pepper
  • Grilled Hot Dogs:
  • 8 all beef kosher hot dogs
  • canola oil
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • Soft poppy seed or regular hot dog buns
  • Dijon mustard


Servings 4
Preparation time 20mins
Cooking time 30mins


Step 1

For the onion sauce: Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the onions and cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Stir in the chile powder and cinnamon and cook for 1 minute. Add 1 Cup water, the ketchup, hot sauce, salt & pepper and bring to a simmer. Cook until thickened and the onions are very soft, adding more water if needed, about 25 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and let cool to room temperature before serving.

For the grilled pepper relish: Combine the garlic, peppers, oil, vinegar & parsley in a bowl and season with salt & pepper. Cover & let sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes before serving.

For the hot dogs: Heat a grill to high for direct grilling. Brush the hot dogs with oil and sprinkle with pepper. Grill until slightly charred and golden brown on all sides, about 6 minutes. Put the hot dogs in the buns and top with mustard, onion sauce and grilled pepper relish.


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