Famous Butler Hot Dog Shoppe Chili Sauce

Total Time
2hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 2 hrs

This recipe is supposed to be the same as the famous Butler Hot Dog Shop. To get the full effect grill the hot dogs and steam the buns, then top with the chili sauce pickle and onion to get that "just like the hot dog shop taste" It's also great on fries.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown and chop the ground meat in a 4 quart.
  2. pan.
  3. Drain off excess grease.
  4. Add each of the spices, one at a time, and stir after each one.
  5. After all the spices are in the mixture, it should be a pastey consistency.
  6. Add the ketchup; stir in the water.
  7. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
  8. Keep the heat low and simmer for 2 hours.
  9. Add the flour and water mixture.
  10. This mixture will blend easily if you mix in your blender before adding to the rest of the sauce.
  11. The excess sauce may be frozen.
  12. This sauce is supposed to be from the famous hot dog shop in my area.
Most Helpful

What kind of pickle did they use?? Any ideas??

Agree with camohn, the nutmeg and clove is very heavy. I have reduced the amount on the second time around which is cooking now :) I am not sure this is the exact hotdog shop chili but I will say it seems pretty close minus the heavy nutmeg and clove. From what I am tasting this time I think its still heavy. I am wondering if teaspoon and tablespoon may have been reversed in the recipe.

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this was a little heavy on the nutmeg and clove for me, those flavors came through a little TOO much. I would cut those in half next time. I do like those in there, but they ended up a little overpowering.