Sweet and Spicy Onion Relish on a Hot Dog and Bun
Recipe courtesy of Joe Fabrocini

Sweet and Spicy Onion Relish

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 55 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 45 min
  • Yield: 24 ounces



  1. Peel the onions, cut in half and slice into 1-inch pieces. Add the onions and the vegetable oil to a large saucepan, over medium-low heat, and saute until soft. Stir in the black pepper, crushed red pepper flakes, garlic and brown sugar until incorporated. Add half of the root beer and let reduce until starting to get thick. Stir in the remaining root beer and continue to reduce until the liquid is almost completely evaporated.
  2. Serve on top of good quality, natural casing hot dogs with a good brown mustard and a little mayonnaise, to taste.