A & W Hotdog Sauce-Michigan Style

Pat Duran


This is the recipe given to me by my cousin, Mary- who was a roller skating carhop in the 5o's at the A & W Gratiot Road ,in Saginaw, Michigan.


★★★★★ 1 vote

makes alot- pack in freezer bags
25 Min
4 Hr
Stove Top


  • 1/2 lb
    ground beef
  • 2
    rings of bologna, cut in large chunks-sometimes i use 3 rings
  • 1 large
    green bell pepper,seeded and cut in chunks
  • 3/4 c
    instant dehydrated chopped onion
  • 2 tsp
    dry mustard
  • 5 c
    tomato juice
  • 2 c
    tomato sauce
  • 2 tsp
    chili powder
  • 2 Tbsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp
    minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 2 tsp
    brown sugar
  • 2 tsp

How to Make A & W Hotdog Sauce-Michigan Style


  1. Grind bologna, and green pepper together in a hand grinder or chop fine coarse in chopper.
    Add this ground bologna mixture to a large kettle with the ground beef and scramble until blended together; and add remaining ingredients. Simmer of 4 hours on top of stove until it reaches the consistency you like. Stir so it does not burn on bottom of pot.
  2. This can all be put in crock pot and simmer on low ,4 to 6 hours; stirring often until the consistency is reached you like. Stir this often also.
    Use what you want. Then when cool place in freezer containers or bags and store in freezer for 6 to 8 months.

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About A & W Hotdog Sauce-Michigan Style

Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American

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