Onion and Tomato Sauce Condiment Recipe

hotdog-onionsI always think of my daughter, Allison, when I prepare this topping. She loves it on her “all time favorite dish in the world, “Meatloaf”. I will post my recipe for Allison’s favorite meatloaf soon. This condiment makes an excellent topping on baked meatloaf, hamburgers and frankfurters. Serve warm. It replaces the usual ketchup and mustard toppings.

It is very easy to prepare and once refrigerated will last for several days. Reheat in the microwave till warm. This recipe can be easily increased for larger servings. I have even stored it in jars and given it as gifts with a note card attached with instructions to keep refrigerated and heat in the microwave when ready to serve.



  • 1 onion large thinly sliced
  • 2 8-oz can tomato sauce
  • 3 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Hungarian sweet paprika

Cooking Directions:


In medium saucepan, heat vegetable oil. Add sliced onions and saute until soft. Stir in pepper and paprika. Add tomato sauce and mix well. Cook over low heat, uncovered, until onions are very soft. Stir occasionally. Taste and add salt, if needed. Serve warm.

Serving size: the above amount will top four hamburgers or four to six frankfurters.

Serving suggestions: serve over baked meatloaf, hamburgers, and frankfurters.


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