Hot Italian Onions (Reminiscient of Hank's Frank's in Lodi, NJ)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion, thinly sliced
1 1/2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce (i.e. Frank's RedHot®)
1 teaspoon yellow mustard
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons tomato paste
Heat the oil in a medium sauce pan over medium heat. Stir in the onion; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes.
Add the hot sauce, yellow mustard, sugar, chili powder, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper.
Reduce heat to medium-low, and continue to cook for about 5 minutes.
Add the water and tomato paste; simmer until liquid has reduced, about 20 minutes.
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