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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.
I used one of my favorite hot sauces, Louisiana Hot Sauce, to kick these hot dogs with spicy sauce and grilled onions 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 a spicy version for a nice extra kick.
Slicing your hot dogs before cooking helps ensure that the toppings don’t slide off. And that’s a good thing!
Also try my Islander hot dogs.
Hot Dogs with Spicy Sauce and Grilled Onions
- 2 medium sweet onions sliced
- 8 hot dogs
- 8 hot dog buns
- 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.
Nutritional values are approximate.