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Caramelized onions & thyme hot dog

Points® value
Total Time
25 min
5 min
20 min
Transform your family-friendly lunch or dinner with this next-level topping. Sweet and sticky caramelized onions are sure to give your average hot dog a gourmet makeover.


Cooking spray

4 spray(s)

Red onion

1 medium, thinly sliced

Fresh thyme

1 tsp(s), plus extra to serve

Balsamic vinegar

1 tbsp(s)

Packed light brown sugar

1 tsp(s)


2 tbsp(s)

Light beef or pork hot dog

4 item(s)

Hot dog bun

4 item(s), split in half


  1. Spray a frying pan with cooking spray and place over low heat. Add the onion and thyme. Cover and cook for 10-15 minutes until soft and slightly golden. Stir occasionally, adding a splash of water if necessary.
  2. Remove the lid and stir in the vinegar, sugar, and water. Cook for a further 5 minutes until the liquid has almost evaporated and the onion is soft and sticky. Season to taste.
  3. Place 1 sausage in each roll and top with the onion. Sprinkle over the extra thyme and serve.
  4. Serving size: 1 hot dog