Recipe by CAYUGARN
"When I was small we would always stop and get hot dogs smothered in a flavorful meat sauce on the way to Gram's. Dad worked and experimented, and finally came up with a sauce that tasted just as good. Be sure to spread the hot dog rolls with mustard and top them off with chopped onion."
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beef frankfurters, diced
diced sweet onion
garlic, peeled and minced
ground black pepper
1/4 (10.75 ounce) can
2 1/2 cups
fine dry bread crumbs
I liked the sauce! The texas hot diner in Wellsville, NY has a great sauce also. They have been selling hot dogs with their special sauce for eighty years..people drive 40 miles to get a bag of them to go. Thanks again
I'm originally from Buffalo NY and Texas hot dogs are a big favorite. You can get the Greek recipe that is used in Western NY form a site called Greekhotdog sauce. Its as good as it gets for the authentic sauce.
this is a great recipe thanks
"TEXAS" hot dog sauce should not be confused with the original "GREEK" recipe, which contained no tomato products, sauce, puree, or whatever....and where in the heck did cinnamon come in ????
This may be a good substitute for the real thing....however....I will "El Paso" on this one.
Oh Diane, we must have stopped at the same place to get our texas hot dogs. This is a great recipe that is very close to that. Excellent!! Good going Diane's dad, thanks for the great recipe. Everyone loved it. It's going in the recipe box. Thanks for sharing.
This was really good. I used a whole can of tomato soup and less water so the sauce was thicker. I'll make it again. It would be a great recipe for camping.
texas wieners Altoona PA ? this has been a secret recipe since the 1900s lol. here's what I know from an uncle that worked there he would not divulge the recipe but would say whether we where right on ingredients. The one thing he said was that NO left overs where wasted at the hotdog stand ! Which makes perfect sense during the time frame of the depression . So what was on the menu is the major components of the sauce. The only meat products they sold were steer burgers and hotdogs. steer burgers where basically steamed hamburgers broiled in onions. The sauce is definitely made form left over steer burgers and hotdogs ground fine ! The other major item they sold was black coffee ! this is the big secret they threw nothing away not even left over coffee ! There is no tomato products the sauce color comes from the seasonings . there is NO sausage , they did not sell sausage. there is no cinnamon ! the seasonings in the recipe above are very close but no cinnamon the coffee brings the red brown color and tones the peppers down adding that slight bitterness .
steer burgers , hotdogs and black coffee are confirmed , No tomato products not even catsup is confirmed. Cinnamon is not an ingredient and is confirmed (we tried that before and found that Uncle Binky said we where correct) . Again look at the times and menu at the early Texas wiener stand and think the way they did during the depression !
I have made a sauce similar to this one but without the frankfurters. I had never heard of that but it's a good idea. I just don't eat frankfurters. I only eat sauce on buns. I'm from West Virginia and I also put a hint of cinnamon in my sauce as well as vinegar. Some people are afraid of something different. But this is a thumbs up for me. Thanks for sharing.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Texas Hotdog Sauce
Serving Size: 1/32 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 32
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 50
** Calories from Fat: 35
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