Fireman Bob's Texas Red " HOT " Hot Dog Sauce

Bob Cooney


When I was in high school, there was a " hot dog " place... If You could eat enough Texas Red Hot's, as they were called ( and still are ) and " broke " the record, Your name would be held in High Esteem. At least for us high school kids... Lol !

Well, one night we ended up in that place and I broke the record, and as far as I know, it still stands as the record...

I finished that night eating 68 Texas Red Hot's...

By the way... That's Bun, Hot Dog, and Texas Red Hot Sauce...

The drinks were extra.... Lol !

The " Skinny " Fireman

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14 to 16 dogs
15 Min
50 Min
Stove Top


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1 c
butter - melted
1 lb
ground beef - 80/20 %
2 c
yellow onions - course chopped with food processor - divided
1 small
poblano pepper - course chopped with food processor
1 large
green bellpepper - course chopped with food processor
1 large
red bell pepper - course chopped with food processor
1 large
tomatoes, crushed - with the juice
1 c
apple cider vinegar
beef stock - add just enough to cover meat
1 c
2 tsp
ground cloves
2 tsp
cayenne pepper - or to taste
2 tsp
chili powder
2 tsp
hot suace - your choice ( i use tobasco suace )
2 tsp
crushed red pepper flakes
2 tsp
2 tsp
celery seeds - toasted and crushed
2 tsp
dry mustard
2 tsp
smoked paprika
2 tsp
2 tsp
worcestershire sauce
2 tsp
course sea salt - or to taste
2 tsp
fresh ground black pepper - or to taste

How to Make Fireman Bob's Texas Red " HOT " Hot Dog Sauce


  • 1Melt butter in sauce pan over low heat, add ground beef, 1 cup onions, poblano pepper, red and green bell pepper, tomatoes, simmer till meat is browned.

    Then add cider, sugar, cloves, cayenne pepper, chili powder, hot sauce, red pepper flakes, nutmeg, celery seeds, dry mustard, paprika, cinnamon, worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, and just enough beef stock to cover.

    Simmer over low heat until meat is cooked and sauce thickens, stir occasionally, about 40 to 50 minutes, or until done to your liking.
  • 2Time to grill your favorite hot dogs, and add yellow mustard, hot dog sauce, chopped onions.
  • 3Condiments include...

    Sliced Tomatoes, Sliced Pickles, Shredded Cheese, and/or anything You like on your dogs !!!
  • 4ENJOY !!!

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About Fireman Bob's Texas Red " HOT " Hot Dog Sauce

Course/Dish: Beef, Other Sauces
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American

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