4TH OF JULY! BEST HOT DOGS IN TOWN!

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CELEBRATE 4TH OF JULY WITH GOOD OLD FASHION NEW YORK HOTDOGS WITH AUTHENTIC ONION SAUCE! 

I bring out this recipe every year because it’s my most requested recipe for summer outdoor eating! Everyone LOVES the onion sauce that I got right from a New York hot dog vendor! Enjoy!

I lived in New York for over 15 years and LOVED grabbing a hot dog from the street vendors at least once a week. I would ask for the works, sauerkraut, mustard, and that famous onion sauce that puts it over the top. When I tried to make the onion sauce myself and recreate the flavors of the hot steamed plump hot dog and bun it never tasted the same. On one of my trips to New York I decided to just ask the vendor for the recipe and to my surprise, he gave it to me, which I am happy to will share with you! It’s perfect for your 4th of July Celebration! I don’t eat those street vendor hot dogs anymore because I am so careful about eating foods that may contain fillers, hormones, nitrites, MSG, or antibiotics! You can imagine how happy I was when I discovered a hot dog that was 100% Grass-Fed, No hormones-no antibiotics, no nitrites, Gluten-free,  no MSG, and delicious, “TETON WATERS RANCH” UNCURED BEEF HOT DOGS! Good ol fashion taste that reminds me of my New York days! I feel good about serving them to my family and friends knowing that they can enjoy a summertime favorite in a healthy way. Here is a link to “TETON:  https://bit.ly/2x3B4OX

INGREDIENTS

2-10 OZ packages of “TETON WATERS RANCH” 100% Grass-Fed, No hormones-no antibiotics, nitrites, Gluten-free, No MSG, hot dogs.

2 packages of whole wheat hot dog buns

ONION SAUCE

3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

2 medium yellow onions sliced thin (Approximately 4 cups)

2 Tablespoons tomato paste

½ teaspoon kosher salt

2 teaspoons of organic honey

3 cups of water

¼ cup Apple Cider Vinegar

2 teaspoons of crushed red pepper flakes

GARNISH

3 cups of Sauerkraut

Dijon Mustard

INSTRUCTIONS

ONION SAUCE

This onion sauce is so good I double the recipe because everyone loves it and slathers a good heaping helping over the hot dog!

Heat the olive oil in a medium saucepan on medium-high heat. Add onions, sauté for 8 to 10 minutes stirring often just to release the natural juices. (Do not brown)

Lower heat to medium, add the tomato paste and cook for one minute stirring the whole time. Add salt and honey, mix together.

Add water, bring up the heat to high and bring to a boil then reduce heat to a slow boil for 45 minutes. Add vinegar, red pepper flakes, simmer for an additional 40 minutes or until most of the liquid has evaporated and the sauce is thick. Set aside.

Onion sauce can be made a day ahead of time and will keep for 3 days in a tightly covered Mason jar.

HOT DOGS

Boil hot dogs gently for 20 minutes. I prefer my hot dogs boiled, but of course you can grill them up on your outdoor grill!

Heat the sauerkraut on medium heat until hot!

Place hot dog into the bun, add pickles tucked into one side of the bun, add a hot dog. Add 2 to 3 tablespoons of onions sauce or more if you like, sauerkraut, and squiggle on Dijon mustard!

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!!

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