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We 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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17 Responses

  1. Just askin…. Is a half cup of brown sugar correct? Sounds like a lot is the reason I”m asking.

  2. I served it as a hot dog sauce and as sloppy Joe’s too….very versital.

  3. I made this and it was good, it is sweeter than most hot dog sauce I have made and I also added a little water too cuz it was too thick.

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

  5. Will use this soon. Thanks.

  6. 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

    • That is funny Pam. I enjoyed your story and thanks for sharing with us. Merry Christmas.

    • I live in SC. That made me smile. Those folks up north just don’t know what they’re missing. A hot dog–all the way!

      • How are we Northerner’s missing anything? I am from Rochester, NY, home of the Nick Tahou’s garbage plate which has used a similar meat sauce for decades, as do most restaurants in the area.

      • Lisa I think what Mimi is referring to is a hot dog all the way consist of more then chili. It’s chili, onions, mustard, and slaw! Love them! My mom was born and raised in NC and taught school there for a few years before she married my dad and moved her to Missouri! I got the best of both worlds growing up!

  7. 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.

  8. I had no trouble getting the recipe.

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

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

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