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red onion sauce for hot dogs

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I was in New York tried a dog with this red onion sauce I loved it it was good! I was in a hurry of course... whats in that I would like to try and make that

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  1. you can buy packages of the stuff from sabrett.

    1. i think it's sauteed onions chopped smaller with ketchup thinned out with vinegar. Maybe some added sugar and salt?
      (this is speculation based on my taste opinion)

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      1. re: banjolinana

        I grew up on Sabrett's dirty water dogs from Rooney's cart in Sea Bright, NJ. Yum!

        I remember, this is going way back, being able to get two dogs and a can of ice cold, generic Foodtown(the supermarket next to the cart where the Rooney's got their sodas from)soda for around a buck.

        Great people, the Rooneys. The dad, the mom and then the son all worked the cart.

        Is the Rooney's cart still there in Sea Bright? Maybe a grandchild running it now? I moved out of Jersey 20 years ago.

        Here's a recipe for the spicy red onion sauce
        http://www.recipezaar.com/Sabretts-On...

      2. I make it all the time, so much better than the canned Sabrett, but based on it.

        5 thin sliced onions
        Saute in equal amounts of butter and oil for 10 minutes.
        Add Heinz ketchup and black pepper to taste, cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
        I feel like there's something else, so I'll get back to you....No I'm pretty sure that's it, enjoy!

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