Fran Miller Recipe

West Virginia Hot Dog Sauce

By Fran Miller TchrLdy71

Recipe Rating:
 2 Ratings
20 (hot dogs)
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Cooking Method:
Stove Top

Fran's Story

In West Virginia, we don't put "chili" on our hot dogs, we put "sauce"on them. This is a pretty basic recipe that can be doctored to your personal taste. =^..^=


1 lb
ground beef
1 medium
onion, chopped
29 oz
tomato sauce
2 Tbsp
chili powder, to start

Directions Step-By-Step

Brown ground beef & onion together, chopping meat into small pieces. Drain & return to skillet.
Add tomato sauce & chili powder. Simmer over med-low heat, stirring often, until sauce is desired consistency. Taste & add more chili powder, if needed. Stir well.
Variations: For the meat, use ground venison, veggie burger, ground turkey, etc... Chopped green pepper can be added with the onion. Some folks like a splash of tabasco or hot sauce.
Serve sauce over hot dog in a bun. In West Virginia, traditionally, hot dogs come with sauce, mustard, and (chopped raw) onions OR sauce & slaw. But make yourself happy with your own combinations!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Sauces
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Southern
Collection: Fab Fair Food!
Other Tag: Quick & Easy