I came up with this recipe from combining many other recipes. I was in search of a thick great tasting hot dog meat sauce with lots of flavor. This hot dog sauce may be a bit spicy so you may want to reduce the spicy spices. This is also a sweet hot dog sauce so you may want to reduce the brown sugar amount. My family loved this and we served our dogs with melted Cheez Whiz drizzled over the hot dog sauce.