I’ve only been to New York City once, but I’ll never forget the delicious pushcart hot dogs. The smell of sautéed onions and sauerkraut draws you in and you can’t resist trying one.
Unlike your typical hot dog topped with ketchup and mustard, the New York Hot Dog is topped with sauerkraut, onion sauce, and spicy brown mustard. To say it’s packed full of flavor is an understatement!
The secret to the New York Hot Dog being so delicious lies in the onion sauce, a sweet and tangy combination of sautéed onions, ketchup, cinnamon, chili powder, and cayenne pepper.
With NCAA March Madness underway, I teamed up with Bar-S to share my New York Style Hot Dog recipe. I think you’ll be surprised at how easy it is to make, especially for a crowd.
To make your own New York pushcart hot dogs, you’ll need to pick up a package of Bar-S Beef Jumbo Franks or Bar-S Beef Bun Length Franks.
You’ll also need onions, sauerkraut, ketchup, spicy brown mustard, hot dog buns, and pantry essentials such as olive oil, ground cinnamon, chili powder, and cayenne pepper.
If you have homemade sauerkraut that is a bonus — if not, simply grab a can at the grocery store and that will work just fine.
Follow the recipe below and in just 30 minutes, you’ll have delicious New York Style hot dogs.
If you’re planning on feeding a crowd, simply double or triple the recipe. You can boil the hot dogs ahead of time and keep them warm in a slow cooker until you’re ready to serve them.
What are your favorite hot dog toppings?
I partnered with Bar-S Foods to bring you this post. All opinions are my own.
Sunday 24th of July 2022
Hi, this is exactly what I was looking for. For sure,, I’ll try this right away. Thanks
Thursday 3rd of March 2022
Sabrettes are the only pushcart hot dogs. Bar S are cheap crap. You can also buy Sabrettes red onions by the jar full in Walmart. Spend the extra money and buy the best.
Sunday 24th of July 2022
@Frank M, I’m sure you would provide the monies necessary for everyone, so everyone can follow your instructions?
Friday 15th of January 2021
Never tried a New York hotdog before. To me this all sounded very weird, sourkraut and the cinnamon flavoured sause. But I wanted to try it anyway, and man, this comes together so well. Was not expecting it to at all but it was amazing. Only thing I changed was that I fried the sausages instead of boiling them. It's so weird, I didn't like any of it by itself, not even the mustard, but together it just works. Thanks for the recipe, will definitely be having this a lot.
Monday 25th of January 2021
Hi Daniel! It sounded weird to me at first too, but somehow it all comes together to create something delicious. Thank you for stopping by and sharing your thoughts! :)
Saturday 1st of February 2020
Can you make the onions the day before
Sunday 2nd of February 2020
Hi Teresa! Yes, you can absolutely make the onions the day before. Store them in the fridge until you are ready to use them and then reheat in the microwave or on the stove. Thanks!
Tuesday 26th of September 2017
I've never tried a Hot Dog with Sauerkraut. Yummm!