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Caramelised onion hot dogs recipe

Caramelised onion hot dogs recipe

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Treat the family to hot dogs this weekend – make these caramelised onion hot dogs for an all-American dinner. Use a jar of frankfurters for a wallet-friendly meal, topped with sweet and sticky caramelised onions. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 10 mins to prepare and 25 mins to cook
  • 540 calories / serving


  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 20g butter
  • 6 red onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp wholegrain mustard
  • 560g jar hot dogs
  • 4 white hot dog rolls
  • 40g mature Cheddar, grated
  • 180g pack coleslaw
If you don't have red onions, try using white, brown or spring onions

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    29g 41%
  • Saturates

    9g 45%
  • Sugars

    15g 16%
  • Salt

    2.6g 43%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 50.2g Protein 19.5g Fibre 5.5g


  1. Heat the oil and butter in a frying pan over a medium heat, add the onions and fry for 20 mins, stirring occasionally until very soft. Increase the heat and stir through the sugar and mustard and cook for 5 mins until lightly caramelised. Season to taste with salt and black pepper. 
  2. Meanwhile, cook the hot dogs according to packet instructions. 
  3. Cut open the rolls and fill with the hot dogs topped with the onions and a sprinkle of cheese. Serve with the coleslaw on the side. 

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