Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

Fantastic sauce, friends and family won't eat a plain hot dog again.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put all ingredients in pan.
  2. Do not cook hamburger first.
  3. Cook all at the same time.
  4. it makes for a smoother sauce.
  5. Cook down for 10 to 15 minutes until thickened.
  6. I enjoy mine with yellow mustard and onions.


Most Helpful

I followed the recipe exactly as written and took this to a Memorial Day cookout at my sister's house. It didn't really go over that well with many people. I ended up bringing most of it home. I'm giving it three stars, because I thought it was pretty good and so did a couple of others, plus it was very quick and easy to make. I liked the combination of the sugar and cumin, but I like chili dog sauce that is saucy. This is not and just looks like ground beef in a bowl, when served. I had to tell everyone what it was for. I would probably make this again, but not for an outing. Thanks for the recipe Busy Mom.

keen5 May 28, 2003

I just made this and made a few changes to my liking's and I absolutely loved the end result. I added a bit of mustard and I am not one to measure ingredients so I would say to use it to your likings if you want that tang to the sauce. I also used diced onions that I ground through my chopper. I also used my mini chopper to finely ground the burger once it had been cooked, I did cook everything together so the flavor was there. It is messy to make this way, but a good cook is a messy cook. Thanks for sharing this recipe!!! :-)

ChefMy2 August 30, 2013

This chili tastes ok, but it is not what I expected. The color, consistency, and taste is not exactly what I was looking for. It was easy and probably has the ingredients I am looking for, but not the right amounts. You really should cook the hamburger first so you can drain the fat off. If you do that later after the spices have been added, much of the flavor is drained off as well. I found that it had a sweet taste, so I added quite a bit more salt than a dash.

3tmom July 02, 2010

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