This is a spicy meat hot sauce perfect on hot dogs or hamburgers. Here in upstate New York you grow up putting meat hot sauce on your burgers, red and white hots. Adjust the amount of heat to your taste; the recipe as written is pretty spicy. I put the hot sauce in small freezer-safe containers and freeze for later use.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
6 cups
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cook ground beef in a large skillet over medium heat until meat is crumbly and no longer pink, about 10 minutes; drain excess grease and transfer ground beef to a large saucepan. Mix tomato juice, yellow mustard, black pepper, hot pepper sauce, chili powder, red pepper flakes, and salt into the beef.

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  • Bring the sauce to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 1 hour, stirring frequently.

Nutrition Facts

75 calories; protein 6.7g 13% DV; carbohydrates 1.7g 1% DV; fat 4.6g 7% DV; cholesterol 22.9mg 8% DV; sodium 177mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2012
Without a doubt the best Hot meat sauce I have ever tasted! I made it exactly as written. It has Just the right amount of spice and even a little kick. We cannot eat hot dogs without it and this is a staple at every cook out. I also froze it in several small containers and use when needed. Everyone loves this recipe! 5 stars all the way Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2012
Without a doubt the best Hot meat sauce I have ever tasted! I made it exactly as written. It has Just the right amount of spice and even a little kick. We cannot eat hot dogs without it and this is a staple at every cook out. I also froze it in several small containers and use when needed. Everyone loves this recipe! 5 stars all the way Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/03/2014
This is my hot sauce recipe and if you make it and it is too spicy for you add a cinnamon stick to it and let it sit overnight in the fridge and the cinnamon stick will help mellow the spice. As I said in my description play with the amount of heat but this will become a staple for every BBQ you will have. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2012
"THE BOMB" Thankyou thankyou. This recipe is marvelous as written. I held back on the black pepper and red pepper some. I think it would of been better if I would of just added them. This stuff is pretty hot. Whoever doesnt like hot stuff isn't going to like this anyway so go for it. This reminds me of Betty's world Famous Hotdogs sauce. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/20/2015
On vacation w 13 friends from upstate NY and needed a quick easy meat sauce for our garbage plates (google it). I added diced onions, nutmeg and paprika. Simmered in a crock pot for three hours to perfection. They all loved it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/07/2014
Love this hot sauce!!! Only addition I made was to sprinkle in some mixed cinnamon and sugar. We make it for every cookout and everyone loves it and asks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/02/2016
Kathy this was delish! I did have to substitute V-8 for the tomato juice since I don't ever buy plain tomato juice. Hubby loved it! Thanks for a great and easy recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2016
Husband Loved it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2015
Simply awesome sauce. Make it as hot as u want. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2016
This is the first time I made a chili topping for hot dogs and it was a hit at our tailgate party. I mad 1/2 a batch and everyone raved about it. Thank you! Read More
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