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Memories That Trigger Recipes

Updated: Mar 28, 2019

Howdy Y'all!!!! I know its an odd post title but let me explain. When I was 16 years old I worked after school at this little country gas station that sold everything from fishing bait to Ham Sandwiches. But the most memorable thing that we sold and I had the pleasure to make was Hot Dog Sauce. This was not just your ordinary hot dog sauce, this stuff was addicting, people would come from all over Laurel Co. to get one, two or ten hot dogs with sauce. Some people and community groups would even order it by the pound. So today I give you my "Memorable Hot Dog Sauce." I have changed a few things to amp it up just a bit, but it pretty much remains the same.

"Sweet Crowing Rooster" you will want to make this all the time for family, friends or just anyone you know.

Memorable Hot Dog Sauce

Jason Smith, FNS

Makes 3 pounds


2-Pounds 80/20 Ground Chuck Beef

1/3-cup Dried Onion Flakes Or 1-small Onion, minced

¼-cup Chili Powder

1-Can Light Beer, any brand Or 1-Bottle Near Beer, if you want non-alcohol

1-6oz Can Tomato Paste

3/4- cup Chicken or Beef Broth

½-tsp White Sugar

Small Pinch Crushed Red Pepper Flakes, more if you want it Hot

Salt & Pepper to taste


· Crumble the beef into a slow cooker, or Crock Pot.

· Pour beer and broth over and stir.

· Add the rest of ingredients and stir.

· Place lid on and cook on High for 2 ½ hours.

· Stir and mash up any lumps, turn to low and cook another ½ hour.

· At this point you can place your hot dogs in sauce and let them cook.

Serving suggestions: Mustard, Shredded Cheese, Diced Onion, Crushed Corn Chips, Sauerkraut, Grilled Peppers and Onions, Homemade French Fries or Beer Battered Onion Rings. This makes real good Chili Chips and Cheese, or serve over Spaghetti.


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