This hearty, flavorful wiener sauce is like the kind you'll find in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. It may be frozen until ready for use. Use premium grilled wieners cooked in butter, steamed hot dog buns and the fancy mustard of your choice. Spread with mustard, the sauce, chopped onions and celery salt... in that order. If you have a delicate digestive system, use with caution.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place ground beef in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown; drain.

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  • Mix the chili powder, dry mustard, allspice, nutmeg, onion salt, garlic salt, celery salt, ginger root, cumin, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce and ketchup into the skillet. Simmer at least 1 hour, until a desirable consistency has been attained. Serve hot.

Nutrition Facts

380.9 calories; 19.6 g protein; 6.6 g carbohydrates; 96.5 mg cholesterol; 582 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This was a great recipe!!! I halved it because I wasn't sure if we would like it.We used our favorite brand of hotdogs can't get loose hotdogs here.The celery salt sprinkled over the sandwich is a must----it adds something it really makes a difference I didn't think it would LOL Thanks for sharing the recipe Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/07/2011
Too sweet after being a Rhode Islander for 30 some odd years I can taste the difference. I'm going to try a tomato paste rather than katchup in my next batch. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 38
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This was a great recipe!!! I halved it because I wasn't sure if we would like it.We used our favorite brand of hotdogs can't get loose hotdogs here.The celery salt sprinkled over the sandwich is a must----it adds something it really makes a difference I didn't think it would LOL Thanks for sharing the recipe Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2007
Closest you will get without going down to Olneyville. Great flavor. Don't forget to add chopped raw onion mustard and celery salt for "one all the way". Only thing I changed was to add 12 oz of tomato sauce before simmering. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2009
Wow! Just like our favorite Hot Weiner place in North Providence. Didn't change a thing. This is what RI New York System Weiners are s'posed to taste like. Wish I had a coffee cabinet. (Rhodese for coffee milkshake). Simmered on low for about 45 to 60 minutes. Stirred occaisionally. YUM! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/10/2010
These were great!! Def a lot cheaper to make them then to buy them. For those who don't live in RI they cost about 1.50 for a small wiener. My step-daughter said I should open a shack this summer and sell these lol. The kids ate them just the dog and meat sauce. But my hubby and me ate ours "all the way" mustard celery salt and onions! It would have been absolutely perfect if I had coffee syrup to make coffee milk. (i know what type of Rhode Islander am I not to have any in my fridge?!?) Wieners and coffee milk go perfect together!! YUMMY!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/17/2005
I found this too dry to simmer for an hour so I added a small can of tomato sauce. It made a big difference. I also added some crushed red pepper. We had steak and hot dogs on the grill and my husband said he would rather have had just hot dogs because the sauce is so good! We had them the next day too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This was something different and very good; we've used it on several occasions. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2009
I am not a Rhode Islander but i have eaten at Sam's New York System in N. Providence. Not sure on how to order it i was instructed to eat it "All the Way" which means mustard onion celery salt and of course the NY System Sauce. I inhaled 4 of these things and even though i was stuffed i still wanted more. The moment i returned to Delaware I did a search on All Recipes and found this recipe. I couldnt tell the differance. Perfect Recipe. Thank you. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/06/2011
Too sweet after being a Rhode Islander for 30 some odd years I can taste the difference. I'm going to try a tomato paste rather than katchup in my next batch. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2006
This is as fine a hot dog sauce as you'll find on the internet and I give it an additional 5 stars for ease of cooking. If you want a hot dog sauce that is easy fast and suits everyone you've found it! Great job Nancy -- you bailed me out of a mess (ruined another recipe sauce that took 6 hours and wasn't nearly as good as this one anyway). I realize that this recipe was posted to yield a particular commercial sauce but I'll use this one as a base sauce make a few changes just to suit my own tastes in the future. Next time I'll dice a real onion use prepared mustard and increase (slightly) the catsup and worcestershire sauce. I'll probably add a diced green pepper too and jump the cooking time to 90 minutes adding chicken stock as needed to keep it from scorching. Again thanks so much for sharing you recipe Nancy -- great stuff. Pat the old Bone Man. Read More
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