My Sweet and Smoky Hot Dog Sauce

barbara lentz


My husband loves chili dogs but the spicyness of the chili dog sauce does not love him. So in our house I need to find other ways to make flavor other than adding a lot of heat. I perfected this recipe over a few tries. The kitchen bouquet and the bacon give this is smoky flavor.


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5 Min
30 Min
Stove Top


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1 lb
ground beef
1/2 lb
ground pork
1 large
red onion diced
6 clove
garlic minced
1/2 stick
1 tsp
each cumin, chili powder, dry mustard, paprika, salt, and pepper
1 Tbsp
worcestershire sauce
2 Tbsp
kitchen bouquet or 1 tbsp. liquid smoke
1/2 c
1/2 c
brown sugar
1/2 lb
bacon cooked a bit but not crispy the all ready cooked bacon works well for this recipe
1-2 Tbsp
tomato paste
water just to cover

How to Make My Sweet and Smoky Hot Dog Sauce


  • 1Place butter in large saucepan. Add the onions, and garlic and saute 1 minute. Add beef and pork and cook until browned.
  • 2Mix all the seasonings together and pour over meat.Add the worcestershire sauce and kitchen boutique and stir. Add the ketchup and sugar. Mix well.
  • 3Stir in bacon and add water just to cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce to simmer and simmer 30 minutes to thicken. Add 1 to 2 tbsp. of tomato paste in the last 10 minutes to make it thick.
  • 4Serve spooned over hot dog and top with shredded cheese

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About My Sweet and Smoky Hot Dog Sauce

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

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