Best Ever Chili Dog Sauce

"DH loves this recipe so much, that when he retires, he's considering buying a mobile concession stand to haul behind our RV to sell these hotdogs. We add cheese, onion and mustard, but that is your choice. This freezes well."
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Ready In:
2hrs 30mins




  • Brown hamburg and 1/3 cup onion.
  • Drain.
  • Combine hamburg onion mix and remaining ingredients.
  • Simmer 2 hours.

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  1. If you are going to add a can of store bought chili, then make this ? Why not just enough cans ?
  2. This recipe is fabulous. I wanted to double the recipe so I doubled the spices and added a can of tomato paste and water until it was the consistency I wanted. I also didn't add the salt called for and was very pleased with the flavor without it. There are so many spices it's just not necessary IMO. Also as 1 reviewer noted why add a can of chili to make chili? I'm not sure what that does for it since you are adding so many wonderful spices. The next time I make it I will just use more tomato paste and go from there. I made this ahead of time for a prayer meeting we are having and it's fabulous still on day 2. I also user Nathan's Bun Length Franks which I put in the chili sauce to cook while it simmered. Very tasty! Simmering for 1 hr would actually probably be sufficient though. Will be serving this on whole wheat buns & with Cheddar Cheese sprinkled on top with a green salad on the side.
  3. I've been making this for years and just never got around to reviewing it. It is wonderful! I make no changes except for using a larger can of Hormel - only because I can never find the lunchbox size. The leftovers freeze well, too. Thanks, Deely, for the great recipe!
  4. I made this for our Memorial Day cookout at the beach. It was a huge hit!! The only thing I did differently was to lower the salt to 1/4 tsp. Thanks for a new Family Keeper, Deely!!
  5. Very good. Just the perfect chili for a hot dog topper. I added a bit more red pepper flakes and some cayenne because I like a little spice. I also couldn't find the 7 3/8 oz lunchbox size of chili so I just used a 10 oz can. Worked out great. Thanks for posting.



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