Jen's Michigan Hot Dog Sauce

July  2, 2014
2 Ratings
  • Serves 6-8
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 S

What You'll Need
  • 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
  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...

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3 Reviews

Jen S. October 30, 2017
I am so glad you enjoy my mom's recipe...Thanks for the immersion idea....
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.