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Hot Dog or Sloppy Joe SauceWe put this on brats, hot dogs, nachos and tortillas.  We like it just on hamburger buns, too, like Sloppy Joes.  It’s a very versatile sauce and can be used as a base sauce. It would be great over pasta, too.

1 pound ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1/4 cup yellow mustard
1 teaspoon celery seeds
2 tablespoons white vinegar
3 or 4 drops hot sauce (can use more)
1/2 cup ketchup
Brown ground beef and drain.  Add remaining ingredients except ketchup and simmer uncovered for 1 hour.  Remove from stove and add ketchup, mix well.  Enjoy!
If you like this recipe, you might also like my recipe for Crock Pot Beer Brats and Kraut.
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11 Responses

  1. I made this today. YUMMY. I did add a little water to thin it out a little.

  2. Will use this soon. Thanks.

  3. I live in South eastern Kentucky, very cloudy here and a little rain so far but I’m sure it’ll start raining good shortly. I can’t have the bread but I can have a turkey weiner and the sauce with a bunch of trimmings. Thanks for sharing! Looks like a good supper tonight.

  4. I had no trouble getting the recipe.

  5. Do you have a recipe for Fried Apple Pies?

  6. Thanks for another wonderful must-have recipe, Judy!

  7. Better than a chili dog. My chili always has beans, just beef is definitely better on a dog. Hence better than a chili dog. I love it. Have a great holiday.

    • I grew up in Charlotte, N.C. and moved here (FL) at almost 18. I’ll never forget right after I moved here, I went to Lum’s for a chili dog. When I took it out of the wrapper, I said “What in the world? They messed up and put beans on my hotdog! I took it back to the cahier and told her and she thought I was crazy. She said “You ordered a chili dog,” and I said “not with beans!” She said that’s how they come. I said “I’ve never heard such a thang! That’s plum crazy! You have Chili Beans, and you have chili for your hotdogs, not chili beans on your hotdog!” True, but too funny not to share :D

  8. Sounds yummy…topped on brats ~great idea! simple and easy to prepare…love that! Thanks for sharing.

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