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

Based on the other reviews, I reduced the ketchup to 12 oz, I used a tsp instead of tblsp for the cloves and added about 2 tsp of salt. I'm thinking I might it!!!!!!

mjw232_6244074 June 23, 2016

I agree with the other reviewers...about the nutmeg and cloves. I remember the clove taste, but I think it's best without the nutmeg. I also cut back on the ketchup since it made it more tomatoey than the original Dog Sauce. They used dill pickles to top their awesome dogs. Gee...I sure miss that place...cobwebs and all....

Linda S. May 06, 2016

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

Michele S. S. August 15, 2015