Heavenly Hot Dog Sauce

Heavenly Hot Dog Sauce

122 Reviews 8 Pics
  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    1 h 30 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 40 m
Recipe by  LEMASTERS16

“This is my family's favorite hotdog sauce. It originates from West Virginia. We like it with a bite, but you can adjust it to your taste. We top the hotdogs with ketchup, mustard, the hotdog sauce, and finally some chopped onions...YUM! This recipe makes enough for freezing and using later.”

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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  1. Crumble ground beef into a Dutch oven over medium heat. Stir in water, and mash ground beef thoroughly with a potato masher. Stir in tomato sauce, ketchup, salt, pepper, sugar, and chili powder; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer, 60 to 90 minutes, until the sauce reaches a medium consistency that is not too soupy.

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I made this for my son's 13 birthday party. My mom is the best hot dog chili maker all she had to say about this is that this was the best she had ever had! Coming from my mom that is wonderful. She is picky about everything she eats. Thanks for such a great recipe. I will make this over and over.



I thought this recipe was pretty good. I added some stuff to it. I sauted med onion and sm green pepper, then added 1 1/2 tbs cumin, 1 clove garlic, 1/2 tbs spanish paprika. Over all, with everything I added to it, made it even better.



I made this recipe this morning for a chili dog dinner tonight. I thought it was a little bland, I used some leftover chicken stock (beef would have worked great too)instead of water, and also added several Tablespoons of tomato paste. I browned the meat along with a 1/2 chopped large onion and 1/2 green pepper, added it along with the spices and other ingredients and blended it using the pulse method on my blender several times to chop everything up smaller but not to liquidify it. I also added several Tablespoons of paprika to perk it up-This was delicious!

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Amount Per Serving (12 total)

  • Calories
  • 268 cal
  • 13%
  • Fat
  • 19.8 g
  • 31%
  • Carbs
  • 4.2 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 17.2 g
  • 34%
  • Cholesterol
  • 71 mg
  • 24%
  • Sodium
  • 491 mg
  • 20%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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