Pete's Famous Hotdogs Sauce

READY IN: 2hrs 15mins
Recipe by Baw8445

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!

Top Review by ste1471

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.

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).

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