Jen's Michigan Hot Dog Sauce

July 2, 2014

Author Notes:

inspired by my mother's recipe- my version; a spicy, tangy sauce for hot dogs, french fries or hamburgers. I won a blue ribbon for this recipe.....

Jen Smallwood

Serves: 6-8


  • 2 small onions, chopped fine
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped fine
  • 1 pound ground beef hamburger
  • 1 can tomato paste
  • 1 - 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper, crushed red
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons chili sauce
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 chicken bouillon cube
In This Recipe


  1. Use fry pan saute onions, garlic, and hamburger; Cook together until hamburger is done; drain. Then add: tomato paste,chili powder,hot pepper, paprika,chili sauce, water and chicken bouillon cube. Cook for 2 hours. serve over warm, grilled hot dogs, or french fries,etc...

More Great Recipes:
Condiment/Spread|Beef|Chicken|Hot Pepper|Paprika|Fry

Reviews (3) Questions (0)

3 Reviews

Author Comment
Jen S. October 30, 2017
I am so glad you enjoy my mom's recipe...Thanks for the immersion idea....<br />
Guginoman October 27, 2017
Awesome Sauce!!!!! I've been missing my favorite Hot Dog sauce (a copycat recipe of the infamous Nick Tahou's sauce) but decided to take a chance on another recipe. About 45 minutes into cooking, I smoothed it out with an immersion blender. I topped my hotdogs with it and added some shredded cheese. Fabulous!!!
Donny N. May 13, 2018
Nicks has cumin. Check out the Chow Hound recipe for a good plate sauce recipe.<br /><br />