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tonna's hot dog sauce

(5 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Tonna Canfield
Ashland, KY

This is my own easy recipe for hot dog sauce, done the way I like it - a little sweet and a little spicy. Done in an hour... Can't beat that!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Tonna's hot dog sauce recipe is a little different than other sauces we've tried. It's very flavorful - spicy and sweet with a slight tang. Toss the stuff in the can and give this a try for your next cookout. It's fairly easy to make and tastes so much better. In a little over an hour, you'll have knock your socks off chili dogs.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(5 ratings)
yield serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Stove Top

Ingredients For tonna's hot dog sauce

  • 3 lb
    ground chuck
  • 2 can
    beef broth, 14 oz each
  • 4 tsp
    chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground mustard
  • 2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    onion powder
  • 2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 tsp
    red pepper flakes (or more if you prefer)
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 c
    light brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
    apple cider vinegar or white
  • 2 Tbsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 1 can
    tomato paste, 6 oz

How To Make tonna's hot dog sauce

  • Ground beef and water added to a Dutch oven.
    Place raw ground chuck in a large Dutch oven. Cover with water.
  • Stirring meat until browned.
    Stir over high heat until brown and very finely crumbled.
  • Drained meat returned to the pan.
    Drain and return to pan.
  • Adding beef broth to the pan.
    Add beef broth. Bring to a boil, uncovered. Reduce heat to a simmer.
  • Adding spices to the meat.
    Add spices.
  • Letting meat simmer in the pan.
    Cook meat and spices together for 30 minutes on a low simmer, uncovered, stirring frequently.
  • Adding ketchup, brown sugar, tomato paste, and other ingredients to the meat.
    Add ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar, tomato paste, and Worcestershire sauce into the meat.
  • Hot dog sauce meat simmering.
    Stir well making sure everything is evenly incorporated. Continue to simmer over a low heat for 30 minutes; stirring frequently.