Hot dogs with melting spiced onions recipe

By Lizzie Kamenetzky

  1. Serves 6
  2. Takes 5 minutes to make, 50-55 minutes to cook
  3. Rating

This simple hot dog recipe has a real kick to it. Enjoy with a premium bottled pale ale.

tried and tested
Hot dogs with melting spiced onions


  1. 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  2. 6 organic hot dog sausages (we like Helen Browning’s Organic Hotdogs, from Tesco and Sainsbury’s)
  3. 6 white hot dog buns
  4. Mustard or ketchup to serve

  5. For the onions
  6. 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  7. Knob of butter
  8. 2 onions, finely sliced
  9. 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  10. 2 tsp yellow mustard seeds


  1. 1. To make the onions, heat the sunflower oil and butter in a sauté pan or deep frying pan and fry the onions gently for 5 minutes. Sprinkle with salt and continue to cook with the lid on for a further 10-15 minutes until very soft. Add the garlic and cook for a further 1-2 minutes.
  2. 2. Add the mustard seeds and a splash of water. Stir well, then cover the pan and cook gently for 30 minutes until the onions are soft, golden and rich.
  3. 3. Heat the vegetable oil in a frying pan, add the hot dogs and cook until golden brown and cooked through. Serve in the hot dog buns with the onions (use tongs to remove them from their juices) and a good squeeze of mustard or ketchup.

Nutritional info

Per hot dog: 383kcals, 23.5g fat (6.6g saturated), 13.1g protein, 33.4g carbs (4.4g sugars), 2.4g salt, 1.9g fibre

Chef's tip

For onions with even more pizzazz, add 2 tbsp tomato purée, 1 tsp cayenne pepper, 1 tsp soft light brown sugar and 1 tsp English mustard with the mustard seeds in step 2 and continue the recipe. You won’t need the mustard or ketchup to serve.

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