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Mar 1, 2009 03:44 PM

Hot Dog chili sauce?

I am looking for a chili sauce recipe to top hot dogs. Something spicy, but not TOO spicy ... and no beans. I want the kind of ground beef sauce where the beef is finely ground ... more like a sauce than an actual bowl of chili.


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  1. You might want to Google "coney sauce" which might give a starting point then spice it to your taste.

    1. There was a thread about 'michigans' awhile back, maybe take a look.

      1. My friend makes these Rhode Island Hot Dogs. His family raves that they are just like they had when growing up..... Not my favorite, though :-)

        Source: Guy Fieri

        4 tablespoons margarine
        2 yellow onions, minced, divided use
        2 tablespoons chili powder
        2 tablespoons paprika
        1/2 teaspoon allspice
        1/2 teaspoon curry
        1 teaspoon dry mustard
        1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
        1 pound ground beef, (80/20)
        1/4 cup water
        20 hot dogs
        1 teaspoon salt
        20 hot dog buns
        Yellow mustard
        2 tablespoons celery salt

        In a medium saute pan over medium heat add, margarine and 1 minced onion. Saute till translucent, but do not brown.

        Next add chili powder, paprika, allspice, curry, dry mustard and cinnamon. Then add beef, stir thoroughly and cook for 5 minutes, add water and simmer over medium to low heat for 30 minutes.

        In a medium sauce pot boil hot dogs with salt and steam buns.

        When meat is done simmering, add meat mixture to the hot dog in the bun, top evenly with minced onion, yellow mustard, and a sprinkle celery salt

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        1. re: janetms383

          Here is my uncle's version; he grew up in Olneyville in the 1920s to 1940s. I think its pretty close to what they have at the New York System, but I cut back on the allspice a bit and add some coriander powder instead of curry powder. .

          Sully’s Hot Weiner Sauce
          • 1 pound fatty hamburger (70-30 is preferable)
          • 2 ounces chopped onion
          • ¾ ounce chili powder (1 ½ tablespoon)
          • ¾ ounce allspice (1 ½ tablespoon)
          • ½ ounce garlic powder (1 tablespoon)

          Cook onion and hamburger with water simmer with cover on for three hours. Add salt and pepper, chili powder, allspice and garlic powder and cook additional one hour .