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Texas Hot Wiener Sauce

Rated as 4.2 out of 5 Stars

"While living in the Mid-Hudson Valley of NY I fell in love with this style of hot dog, particularly the sauce. My wife was born there and she loved them as well. When we moved to Texas it was a surprise to find, 'There is no such thing as hot wiener sauce in Texas.' I did a lot of research and found the recipe is a closely guarded secret that I had to crack. After years of experimenting I finally created the same experience we only had back in NY. Serve on your favorite hot dog with brown mustard, diced onion, in a steamed hot dog bun. This sauce will be thin, it is supposed to be, it is not a 'chili dog' recipe. The sauce will thicken as it cools. It freezes well."
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1 h 10 m servings 36 cals
Original recipe yields 30 servings


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  1. Stir water, ground hot dogs, vinegar, paprika, chili powder, sea salt, red pepper flakes, onion powder, oregano, cinnamon, white pepper, thyme, and black pepper together in a large stockpot; bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer for 45 minutes.
  2. Stir cornstarch with just enough cold water to dissolve completely; stream into the hot dog mixture while stirring. Continue to cook, stirring frequently, until the sauce has thickened slightly, about 15 minutes more. Adjust salt and pepper to taste before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 36 calories; 2.3 g fat; 2.7 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 4 mg cholesterol; 149 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I grew up in Buffalo NY and have been trying to find a recipe for Texas Hots sauce. This is near exact.

It is called Texas HotDog sauce because it was created bythe TexasHot restaurant in Wellsville NY, grew up going there in the summers my grandparents lived and eating them fresh made in their re...

This isn't even edible, let alone close to the flavor of texas hots sauce. The picture in this recipe looks exactly what I was after. What this recipe produced, however, looked more like a re...

Being from the Hudson Valley in NY, I knew exactly what it should taste like. I have tried many different recipes trying to find just the right one. This is perfect. I didn't have any white p...

I can't thank you enough for this recipe! I grew up in Kingston eating Dallas Hot Wieners as well as Uncle George's. Missed them so much. As soon as this sauce started to come together I knew it...