A flavorful meaty sauce with a slight kick that is guaranteed to liven up any hot dog!

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Ingredients

9
Original recipe yields 9 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Brown beef and onion in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Drain fat; cool mixture slightly. Place in food processor; pulse until mixture is finely crumbled, about 5 or 6 pulses. Return meat to skillet; stir in garlic. Cook for 3 minutes.

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  • Pour the ketchup and barbeque sauce into the skillet. Stir in the chili powder, mustard, pepper, salt, cumin, Worcestershire sauce, red pepper flakes, and water. Cook, uncovered, until most of the liquid has evaporated, about 10 minutes. Season sauce with additional salt, if necessary.

Nutrition Facts

107.5 calories; 6.9 g protein; 8.7 g carbohydrates; 22.9 mg cholesterol; 825.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
07/06/2009
Very good but in trying to match the hot dog sauce at a local landmark I knew there was no barbecue sauce in it so I omitted it and instead added 2 tbsp. tomato paste 1/2 tsp. cider vinegar a little paprika and cayenne. I also increased the chili powder and cumin. This would be fine without using the food processor but I did pulse this through a few times - again to better match our local place's sauce....which I ended up doing perfectly! Thank for the recipe! With my changes it will appear at every one of our cookouts! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/01/2009
Rather than cooking meat beforehand try putting everything in your pot and simmer for a couple of hours. Found that we like it best this way. No need for a food processor either. Read More
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28 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
07/06/2009
Very good but in trying to match the hot dog sauce at a local landmark I knew there was no barbecue sauce in it so I omitted it and instead added 2 tbsp. tomato paste 1/2 tsp. cider vinegar a little paprika and cayenne. I also increased the chili powder and cumin. This would be fine without using the food processor but I did pulse this through a few times - again to better match our local place's sauce....which I ended up doing perfectly! Thank for the recipe! With my changes it will appear at every one of our cookouts! Read More
(39)
Rating: 4 stars
07/06/2009
Very good but in trying to match the hot dog sauce at a local landmark I knew there was no barbecue sauce in it so I omitted it and instead added 2 tbsp. tomato paste 1/2 tsp. cider vinegar a little paprika and cayenne. I also increased the chili powder and cumin. This would be fine without using the food processor but I did pulse this through a few times - again to better match our local place's sauce....which I ended up doing perfectly! Thank for the recipe! With my changes it will appear at every one of our cookouts! Read More
(39)
Rating: 3 stars
05/01/2009
Rather than cooking meat beforehand try putting everything in your pot and simmer for a couple of hours. Found that we like it best this way. No need for a food processor either. Read More
(27)
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Rating: 4 stars
04/29/2009
Really tasty! After it simmered and thickened up I tasted it and added about a tsp of hot pepper sauce just for a little extra heat. Enjoyed it-Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/12/2010
good but a lil too sweet. I made this for a bbq to try something diff nobody put it on their hotdog but several ate it like a sloppy joe on a hamburger bun. This makes a great sloppy joe recipe i would add a lil more spice than sweetness tho Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2009
Great recipe. unfortunately I had to mix in blender and meat was pureed not chopped.Still loved it on a recent camping trip to the beautiful Catskill Mts! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2010
This will be a staple at every BBQ we have this summer! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/04/2012
You can't go wrong making this per directions; your unique "signature" rests with YOUR CHOICE particular flavor style BBQ sauce your custom amounts of chili powder AND that size "pinch" of red pepper flakes. This "sauce" has American Cook Out splashed all over it---and can inspire one to construct their own fancy Hot Dog. I butterfly cut the Hot Dog franks; speeds up grill time AND doubles the amount of franks so everyone has plenty to enjoy!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/03/2012
Very tasty! A great alternative to that canned stuff and very easy to prepeare. Adds unique flavor. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/29/2012
Easy to make and it's ok not a family favorite but it's ok. Read More
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