Hot Dogs with Spicy Sauce and Grilled Onions

Simple and delicious. Like a grilled dog should be. Serve these hot dogs with spicy sauce and grilled onions at your next backyard get-together and people will wonder why they’ve just been squeezing mustard onto their dogs for all these years.

Hot Dogs with Spicy Sauce and Grilled OnionsI used one of my favorite hot sauces, Louisiana Hot Sauce, to kick these dogs up a bit. Louisiana hot sauce has some heat and spice, but it isn’t overpowering at all. And it’s not overly vinegary like some hot sauces. For the BBQ sauce I used Weber’s no-high fructose corn syrup Sweet’N Spicy sauce, which packs a nice punch too.

Also try my Islander hot dogs.

Hot Dogs with Spicy Sauce and Grilled Onions

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8
Author Mike


  • 2 medium sweet onions sliced
  • 8 hot dogs
  • 8 hot dog buns

For the sauce

  • 1 cup your favorite BBQ spicy! sauce
  • 1/3 cup your favorite hot sauce I used Louisiana Hot Sauce... yummy!
  • 1-3 tablespoons fresh jalapeno minced
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • Beer


  • To make the sauce, combine all ingredients except the beer in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add just enough beer to slightly thin the sauce.
  • Let sauce simmer while you cook the dogs, stirring occasionally. Add more beer if the sauce is too thick.
  • Grill the onions until just soft.
  • Grill the hot dogs and toast the buns.
  • Serve dogs on buns slathered with the sauce and topped with the onions.

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