Aiken Pool Hall Hot Dogs

READY IN: 1hr 45mins
Recipe by EdsGirlAngie

This is reportedly the recipe for the topping used on the famous Aiken, SC City Billiards "pool hall hot dogs", with a minor adjustment made on my part regarding the amount of onions used (original recipe states "4 medium onions"). It's a sweet and tangy mixture; I like it topped with lots of shredded extra-sharp cheddar cheese. (I've made this with ground turkey and it tastes pretty fine, too!) This makes enough topping for about 4 hot dogs.

Top Review by fireprincess803

I love these I live in Aiken and just ate there today. The recipe taste the same as the real thing. Yumm!!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Break up and lightly brown the ground beef in a 4-quart saucepan.
  2. Add onions and cook for 5 more minutes.
  3. Add hot water to make a thick mix and stir together.
  4. Add mustard, sugar, vinegar, chili powder, and ketchup.
  5. Cook slowly for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  6. Salt to taste.
  7. Use to top hot dogs in buns.
  8. (I like to lightly toast the buns with a little garlic butter first).

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