Total Time
1hr 40mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

Does your hot dog need more meat and less condiments?


  1. Crumble ground beef into a Dutch oven over medium heat. Stir in water, and mash ground beef thoroughly with a potato masher. Stir in tomato sauce, ketchup, salt, pepper, sugar, and chili powder, and crushed red pepper flakes.
  2. Reduce heat to low; simmer, 60 to 90 minutes, until the sauce reaches a medium consistency that is not too soupy.
Most Helpful

I had never heard of hot dog sauce before so I was looking forward to trying this. Made this with ground turkey and followed recipe as listed. This was a big hit with the kids. Thanks for sharing.

queenbeatrice August 15, 2010

This was super easy to put together and was a nice change to the usual condiments. I made half the recipe so I used ketchup in place of the tomato sauce instead of opening a can. I would even double the seasoning next time. Very good with a sprinkling of grated cheddar. Made for Went to the Market tag game. Thanks Deb! :)

Nif August 09, 2010

We are big eaters of ketchup in this house so I had to try this out and doubled the amount ! It has a perfect amount of bite with the chiil powder and makes a goodly amount so I will freeze half. I served this with noodles instead of hot dogs !

katew July 06, 2010