Pete's Famous Hotdogs Sauce

Total Time
2hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 2 hrs

This is the closest I have ever found to the real deal. Unfortunately Gus took his recipe to the Grave but I think I am pretty darn close here!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown ground beef, onions and garlic in oil until beef is done.
  2. Add remaining ingredients, simmer uncovered till thick. (2 – 4 hours).
Most Helpful

I haven't actually tried this recipe and not sure if I want to but I am so happy it is here. I grew up eating Pete's Famous Special Dogs and in my early adult life I worked right across the street in the Frank Nelson Building. Needless to say I had a weekly dose of those Special Dogs for about 15 years while I worked at the firm. I can't get my dogs to have that Pete's bite anyway, I think it was those special Zeigler hot dogs he used. I might try this recipe later although I am glad someone is trying to preserve this wonderful delicious sauce recipe so others can enjoy it.

ste1471 July 24, 2014