Spanish Hot Dogs

Lori McLain


I miss my home state of Indiana and one of the best childhood memories was a Spanish Hot Dog from the root beer stand ! The key is the way the meat is not cooked first...just cooked down in the sauce. I use a little more tomato sauce instead of water in my recipe to make it richer. The other key is steaming the hot dogs . Great for a can use the sauce as a sloppy joe too !


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10 Min
1 Hr
Stove Top


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  • 2 lb
    lean ground beef
  • 1/4 c
  • 1/2 c
    tomato sauce
  • 2 c
  • 3 tsp
    chili powder
  • 2 Tbsp
    white vinegar
  • 1/4 c
    minced onions
  • 1 tsp
  • 8-10 medium
    steamed hot dogs
  • 8-10 medium
    hot dog buns, split

How to Make Spanish Hot Dogs


  1. Do not cook hamburger meat first. Mix raw hamburger with the waterand tomao sauce and add all the ingredients together in a 3-4 qt pot. Simmer for 1 hour.
  2. ( Alternate cooking- place all ingredients in a crockpot and slowcook on low 4 hours, stirring occasionally. ) Either cooking method can be kept warm in crockpot.
  3. Spoon over hot dogs, or delicious served on a bun by itself.

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About Spanish Hot Dogs

Course/Dish: Beef, Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
Hashtags: #Spanish, #hotdog

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