Fran's StoryIn 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. =^..^=
chili powder, to start
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1Brown ground beef & onion together, chopping meat into small pieces. Drain & return to skillet.
2Add 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.
3Variations: 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.
4Serve 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!
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Sherri Logan Williams logansw - Jul 11, 2011
great recipe! thanks for sharing...sw:)
Teresa Carter cinnamongirlKY - Jul 11, 2011
Looks YUMMY! :-)
Rene Burton Rentintin - Sep 3, 2011
Yum this is what I grew up eating My mom was famous for her hot dog sauce and any big event she would make several gallons, always gone at the end of the day. She always used a good brand of Ketshup instead of the tomatoe sauce and lots and lots of onions. That's the way I love hot dogs.Yes I am from Charleston, WVa.