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west virginia hot dog sauce

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Fran Miller
Parkersburg, WV

In West Virginia, we don't put "chili" on our hot dogs, we put "sauce"on them. This is a pretty basic recipe that can be doctored to your personal taste. =^..^=

(2 ratings)
yield 20 (hot dogs)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For west virginia hot dog sauce

  • 1 lb
    ground beef
  • 1 md
    onion, chopped
  • 29 oz
    tomato sauce
  • 2 Tbsp
    chili powder, to start

How To Make west virginia hot dog sauce

  • 1
    Brown ground beef & onion together, chopping meat into small pieces. Drain & return to skillet.
  • 2
    Add tomato sauce & chili powder. Simmer over med-low heat, stirring often, until sauce is desired consistency. Taste & add more chili powder, if needed. Stir well.
  • 3
    Variations: For the meat, use ground venison, veggie burger, ground turkey, etc... Chopped green pepper can be added with the onion. Some folks like a splash of tabasco or hot sauce.
  • 4
    Serve sauce over hot dog in a bun. In West Virginia, traditionally, hot dogs come with sauce, mustard, and (chopped raw) onions OR sauce & slaw. But make yourself happy with your own combinations!

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