RITZ Push-Cart Hot Dog Bites


This is an appetizer reminiscent of New York City’s street vendor hot dogs. A crisp, classic RITZ Cracker with a slice of cooked hot dog topped with push-cart style hot dog onions and finished off with a drizzle of yellow mustard–a perfect one-bite snack.

Original recipe makes 40 bites


2 tablespoons corn oil
2 cups diced onions
2 teaspoons Louisiana-style hot pepper sauce
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon chili powder
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1/2 cup water
5 cooked hot dogs, sliced into 8 pieces each
40 RITZ Crackers
3 tablespoons prepared yellow mustard

  • PREP

    10 mins

  • COOK

    15 mins


    25 mins


  1. Heat oil in a skillet on medium-high heat. Add the diced onions; cook and stir until fluid has evaporated and onions are soft, about 8 minutes.
  2. Stir in hot pepper sauce, sugar, and chili powder. Simmer for about 2 minutes. Add tomato paste and water; stir. Simmer for another 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  3. Arrange RITZ Crackers on a serving platter and top each cracker with a slice of cooked hot dog. Spoon a small amount of the hot dog onions on top of each.
  4. Drizzle the yellow mustard on top of the onions and serve warm.


Calories: 92 kcal
Carbohydrates: 6.7 g
Cholesterol: 6 mg
Fat: 6.5 g
Fiber: 0.5 g
Protein: 2 g
Sodium: 236 mg