Warning.  This week's Taste recipe is a departure from prior recipes shared but I'm certain some of you will relate.  Fall does usually mean that pumpkin muffins, squash soups and spiced lattes are on everyone's radar--but for the crazed American football fan---it also means we are in the throws of the season.  And yes, the Monday morning quarterback in me loves to partake in the festivities that go along with it as well.  Holding a cold beer while screaming at the tele will happen a lot in the B household this fall.  This New York hot dog recipe is perfect for just one of those afternoons.  Enjoy.

new york hot dog

| ingredients | 
for the sauce
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon cornstarch or arrowroot
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon dijon mustard
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1 pinch of cinnamon

1 tablespoon olive oil
2 large red onions thinly sliced
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cloves pressed garlic

for the dogs
four all beef frankfurters
turkey frankfurters or veggie dogs
of your choice
four buns
spicy brown dijon mustard

| directions | 
combine the water and cornstarch 
in a bowl and whisk in the tomato paste
balsamic vinegar, mustard, brown sugar
hot sauce and cinnamon

warm the oil in a large skillet
over medium heat
add onions and sprinkle with salt
move them around occasionally
with a wooden spoon
cook until the edges start to brown
add garlic and cook 
for an additional minute

while the onions are simmering
warm the sauerkraut in a pan
for fifteen seconds
in a microwave

prepare franks on the grill
or boil, your preference
warm the buns

lovingly place the frank on the bun
add mustard and onions
then the sauerkraut

| enjoy | 
with friends, cold beers and a good lineup of football games on any given saturday or sunday afternoon

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Ana Degenaar said...

Holy smokes! I die! Will make this and send you a photo that most probably won't look that good haha!

Jamy of Fourth Street said...

yes, please do.! for as much effort it takes--it is delicious. super messy, but delicious :)