Old-Time Hot Dog Sauce

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

From Mr. Food Cooks Like Mama, c. 1992. Easy sauce to spice up hot dogs!


  1. In a large skillet, saute ground beef and onion over medium heat, stirring often, until beef is browned. Add tomato sauce, chili powder, and Worcestershire sauce. Bring mixture to a boil, lower heat, and simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. NOTE: For a real taste treat, place cooked hot dogs on rolls and top with sauce; you should have enough for about 10. Add your favorite regular toppings, too. To make the sauce taste as if it came from a New York pushcart, add a little cinnamon. Oregano will give it a Greek or Italian flavor and a teaspoon of ground cumin will make it an authentic chili dog.
Most Helpful

I made this so I would have a tasty topping for baked potatoes. I used ground turkey to cut down fat, and seasoned with chili powder, cumin and a dash of smoked paprika. YUM! I had a little leftover and popped it in the freezer for my next craving for a good ol' chili dog. Thanks for posting NELady. Made for Choose Your Event Party.

ElaineAnn August 20, 2010

Great base recipe! I added some cumin and everyone loved it!

No Destination June 09, 2009

I made this a week ago and froze it. I pulled it out on Saturday. I heated some hotdogs and put them in the crockpot with this sauce on top and took it to the race track. Everyone enjoyed them, I came home with an empty crockpot! I made these exactly as written.

bmcnichol May 10, 2009