Texas Hotdog Sauce

Texas Hotdog Sauce


"When I was small we would always stop and get hot dogs smothered in a flavorful meat sauce on the way to Gram's. Dad worked and experimented, and finally came up with a sauce that tasted just as good. Be sure to spread the hot dog rolls with mustard and top them off with chopped onion."


40 m servings 50 cals
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Original recipe yields 32 servings



  • Calories:
  • 50 kcal
  • 3%
  • Fat:
  • 3.9 g
  • 6%
  • Carbs:
  • 1.7g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 2.1 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 9 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 137 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat vegetable oil in a large, deep skillet over medium high heat. Place ground beef, ground pork, frankfurters, and sweet onion in the skillet. Cook until meat is evenly brown and onion is soft. Drain and lower heat.
  2. Mix in garlic, browning sauce, ground black pepper, salt, tomato soup, water, paprika, chili powder, cinnamon and dry bread crumbs. Slowly simmer until thick, about 25 minutes.
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  1. 14 Ratings


I'm originally from Buffalo NY and Texas hot dogs are a big favorite. You can get the Greek recipe that is used in Western NY form a site called Greekhotdog sauce. Its as good as it gets for the...

I liked the sauce! The texas hot diner in Wellsville, NY has a great sauce also. They have been selling hot dogs with their special sauce for eighty years..people drive 40 miles to get a bag of ...

this is a great recipe thanks

"TEXAS" hot dog sauce should not be confused with the original "GREEK" recipe, which contained no tomato products, sauce, puree, or whatever....and where in the heck did cinnamon come in ???? T...

Oh Diane, we must have stopped at the same place to get our texas hot dogs. This is a great recipe that is very close to that. Excellent!! Good going Diane's dad, thanks for the great recipe. E...

This was really good. I used a whole can of tomato soup and less water so the sauce was thicker. I'll make it again. It would be a great recipe for camping.

texas wieners Altoona PA ? this has been a secret recipe since the 1900s lol. here's what I know from an uncle that worked there he would not divulge the recipe but would say whether we where ...

I have made a sauce similar to this one but without the frankfurters. I had never heard of that but it's a good idea. I just don't eat frankfurters. I only eat sauce on buns. I'm from West V...

Europeans have no idea what hotdog sauce is. I cook the sauce without the dogs and freeze it in small containers. A few minutes in the microwave and homesickness goes bye-bye. Unquestionably bet...