New York Vendor "Red Hots" Hot Dog Sauce

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Executive Chef
Jun 3, 2004
If this is anything close to the hot dogs I've had in New York, this is good.

New York Vendor "Red Hots" Hot Dog Sauce

2 large onions (sliced thin and quartered)
1/3 cup bottled chili sauce.
1 tbsp. water.
1 tbsp. distilled white vinegar.
3/4 tsp. sugar.


Pre-Heat Oven to 500â€*

On 14 X 14 inch square piece of aluminum foil, mix all ingredients together, stir until well blended.

Bring 2 opposite sides together and fold edges over 3 times; then fold ends over the top.

Bake in pre-heated oven for 30 minutes.

When sauce is completed, combine with favorite mustard on your hot dogs.

*NOTE: The sauce was/is cooked this way so that it can be stored and re-heated as needed, especially in/on the vendors carts/stands in New York City.ALTERNATE METHOD:

Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan.

Stir continually while bringing to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until thickened.
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Rainee, that might be it! I am going to try it and see. if this is I am going to hug you!!!!

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