Chili & Hot Dog Sauce

Chili & Hot Dog Sauce

Use this Chili & Hot Dog Sauce at a barbecue, cook-out or just as a delicious family meal. A food processor is needed to mix some of the ingredients together. You can also have the mixture over hot dogs or served alone with your favorite sides.


  • Great over hot dogs or served alone with your favorite accompaniments.


  • 2 1/2 pounds chuck steak, tenderized and diced finely
  • 2 10.5-ounce cans beef broth
  • 3 10.5-ounce cans water
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 14-ounce cans whole tomatoes, with juice
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 5 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon seasoned salt, Lawry's
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon MSG, (Accent)
  • 5 tablespoons saltine cracker crumbs, finely ground
  • 4 tablespoons masa flour
  • 1 1/4 cup water


  1. Process tomatoes in food processor; strain seeds and pulp; measure out two cups for chili, mix ground crackers and masa with enough water to make thick/smooth sauce.
  2. In a 4-quart sauce pan brown diced chuck steak in vegetable oil, stir steak frequently until lightly brown.; add beef broth and water.
  3. Simmer beef mixture for 1 hour on medium low heat.
  4. After beef has been simmering for 1 hour, add 2 cups of tomatoes that have been processed in a blender with their juice; strain after processing to remove seeds and pulp.
  5. Add all spices to meat and tomatoes and stir well.
  6. Simmer for forty five to fifty minutes on low heat, stirring from time to time.
  7. Slowly pour enough of the thickening sauce into meat and tomato mixture, to bring it to a thick state, stir constantly.
  8. Depending how much the liquid has been reduced, you may need less of the thickener.
  9. Simmer on low heat and stir until chili reaches the desired consistently and ready to be served.

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