I havent tried this but I grew up in an A&W and helped my mom make the chili dog sauce. This recipe isnt even close.
I felt this recipe was too bland, not enough kick for a chili dog. I think none of the flavors did any justice to each other. I ended up adding some ketchup just to give it a bit of twang. I'm from Ohio and nothing like the A&W I remember.
WAAAY to much celery seed and sugar. Mine only made 5 pints and that's after adding 43 oz. of pureed tomatoes. Tastes more like Burger King Chili. It's great with sharp cheddar melted over it!
My DH enjoyed this, has to have sauce on his hot dogs. It was quite tasty and did remind me of A & W chili dogs.