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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Hot Dog Sauce and Church Auction

Today is our annual Lord's Auction at church. Sixty plus years. I have loved it since I was a kid. After being gone for 25 plus years and returning, nothing has changed. The cakes, pies, candies, home canned goods, crafts and beautiful handmade quilts and linens, etc, are all still there. Mr. Fuller(85) has been making his cream candy since I can remember.

There could not be an auction without hot dogs and Linda and Janice's Hot Dog Sauce. This is also nice to make and freeze in 1 or 2 cup containers.

Hot Dog Sauce
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3 pounds ground chuck
1 large onion, chopped, more if you like
3 tablespoons vinegar
3 tablespoons brown sugar
4 tablespoons lemon juice
1 bottle ketchup
1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 cups water
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
Chili powder and garlic to taste

Brown ground chuck, drain; add onion, garlic, celery and peppers. Add other ingredients and cook until thick. May cook in slow cooker for 2 hours or so. This is always better made the day before serving.


  1. i want to go to the church auction! this sauce is on my list for this week. in the jamestown area of new york they sell texas hots. they are hot dogs topped with a sauce that seems similar. i have wanted to make it for years but never knew what was in it. this might be close to it.

  2. for some reason I thought it would be a relish recipe ( like a pickle relish) , I wasn't expecting this.I have never heard of this ,, it sounds great!

  3. i just came back from the store with all the ingredients and am making this today!

  4. so i just finished making this. i love it. it is not like the texas hot sauce though it is the same consistency. i added some cumin because i know that is in the texas hot sauce. i also used my immersion blender to give it uniform consistency. my fam is foing to love this on hotdogs tomorrow!

  5. i haven't heard of it it kind of like chili ???

    and me too !!!! i want to go to the church auction !!!!

    happy to stop by today,
    kary and l'il teddy

  6. I can't wait to make this, I had something very similar to this in the south once. Thanks for the recipe.


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