This recipe is for my nephew Ian. The world’s greatest hot dog fan.
You may think I’m kidding… trust me, I’m not. Ian can carry on quite the conversation about how much he loves hot dogs.
While I’m not the biggest hot dog fan, I don’t mind the Nathan’s brand for bbqs and this sauce definitely dresses them up. My hubby loves it and it’s so easy to make. It’s basically a bean-free chili. The simmering time is important here, just like in most chilis, so make sure to leave at least half an hour, ideally an hour to simmer. If you don’t have time to watch it, just throw it in the crockpot for a few hours and that would work great.
So when you are getting ready for a summer bbq, don’t forget to dress your hot dog up a little!
HOT DOG SAUCE
1 lb ground beef
1/2 cup water
8 oz tomato sauce
1/2 cup finely chopped white onion
1 tsp smoked paprika
2 tsp Worcestershire
1 T sugar
1 tsp garlic powder
Hot Dogs, Nathan’s brand are our favorites
Shredded cheese (we like sharp cheddar)
Chopped fresh tomatoes
Crumbled cooked bacon
Cook beef in a skillet over medium high heat, breaking up with a wooden spoon. When cooked through add remaining ingredients and simmer for 30 to 60 minutes. (You could also put in the crockpot for a few hours).
Sauce should be thick like a chili. Serve over hot dogs with shredded cheese, chopped tomatoes, and crumbled cooked bacon.