Firehouse Hot Dog Meat Sauce.

"Loving Hot Dogs as I do this came about through years of fooling around with various ingredients. I figured I had a winner when no matter the quantity I made up there was never any left overs. This recipe can be doubled, tripled, or times 10. Church Summer gatherings, Ball Games or whatever. This is very straight forward and easy to prepare. Enjoy, F/C"
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Ready In:
3 cups




  • In a large skillet very lightly brown the beef and onions.
  • Break up Beef as fine as possible.
  • Drain off grease.
  • In a large saucepan combine all the remaining ingredients and cook over Medium-Low heat for about 10-15 minutes.
  • Add Beef and Onions, stir.
  • Simmer for about another 15 minutes. Sauce will thicken as it simmers. Enjoy, Kids love it :O).

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  1. Horrible! Tasted like sloppy joes and way toooooo sweet. I tried counteracting it with red wine vinegsr, cider vinegar, lemon juice, cayenne, cocoa --- all those toned down the sweetness but it's still much too sweet for a hot dog sauce.
  2. Great hot dog sauce! I cut the brown sugar in half based on previous reviews and used tomato sauce (not sure if that's the same as tomato puree). I love the apple cider vinegar and celery seed in it. I've never put them in my hot dog sauce before. Thanks for sharing!
  3. This was so delicious! I was cooking it and could not stop tasting. I told DH there wouldn't be any left by the time we ate! Based on other reviews, I added brown sugar in slowly, and ended up stopping at 3/4 cup. Also added a little extra zing with my favorite hot sauce. We threw it on some chips with queso and had nachos. I ate entirely too much, but it was just so yummy! DH also said 3 times how good it was...usually I have to prompt him for reviews! Thanks for posting a great recipe! Made for PAC Spring '09.
  4. This was good but I agree with the others, a bit too sweet for me. I used about 2 tablespoons of sugar. It really depends on how sweet (or not) the tomatoes are. WIll defiantly make again.
  5. This was way too sweet for us, even though I only used half of the sugar. It tasted pretty good for a sloppy joe meat (which is how we ended up eating it).


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