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


  • 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


  1. Melt 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.
  2. Time to grill your favorite hot dogs, and add yellow mustard, hot dog sauce, chopped onions.
  3. Condiments include...

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

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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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