Total Time
3hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 3 hrs

Isn't it interesting that Michigans are not known by that name in Mighican? I believe they are only known as Michigans in northern New York (my hometown).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix tomato sauce, hot sauce and seasonings in a large saucepan.
  2. Add raw ground beef and mash with potato masher while cooking.
  3. Cook on medium heat for 30 minutes until beef is browned, then simmer on low for 2-3 hours.
  4. (Sauce will be very thick) Serve Michican Sauce over steamed hot dogs in a steamed bun and top with chopped raw onions.


Most Helpful

Very good Michigan sauce. I'm from Burlington, Vermont and it is called "Michigan" sauce there too. If you are ever in Burlington, go to Battery Park and get a Michigan Hot Dog from "Beansies Bus", it is a city landmark and have been their many generations.

gehennaemail April 06, 2008

Not just in NY! We learned of this "Michigan" recipe while in Washington State from a Montana guy! These are great to top dogs!

Shabby Sign Shoppe June 28, 2007

I first had this sauce years ago with my sister-in-law in Plattsburgh, New York..How I begged for the recipe!! I lost it over the years and was thrilled to find it here. Thanks MFL666 this is an awesome sauce. I freeze in ziploc bags with enough for a package of hot dogs as it get hotter each time you re-heat.

Nick's Nana June 27, 2007

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