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Hot dog sauce is an easy recipe and better than store bought.

Hot Dog Sauce

Hot dog sauce is so good if you make it yourself.   We like it just on hamburger buns, too, like Sloppy Joes.  This hot dog sauce is very versatile and can be used as a base sauce. It would be great over pasta, too.  We put this on brats, hot dogs, nachos and tortillas.  This sauce is great in summer as a go to sauce you can make for barbecued hot dogs and brats.  It is great in winter for a quick weeknight meal served on buns with chips.

Ingredients for hot dog sauce

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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  1. It all sounds good , but sounds super sweet.

    • The Southern Lady says:

      This is a hot dog sauce. It has sugar in it but is not sweet. The mustard gives it a sort of sweet and sour flavor.

  2. Can this be frozen? I want to try it, and if I like it, I’m hoping to make up a few batches to toss in the freezer.

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

  4. 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.

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

  6. Susan taylor says:

    Will use this soon. Thanks.

  7. 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 😀

  8. 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.

  9. I had no trouble getting the recipe.

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

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

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