Rhode Island Style Hot Wiener Sauce

Rhode Island Style Hot Wiener Sauce

This recipe for Rhode Island-style hot wiener sauce requires a food processor and includes an array of ingredients like green pepper, nutmeg, paprika and sugar. This hot dog chili recipe is good enough to serve at a backyard barbecue or other summer even

Cooking Time3 hr


  • 1 1/2 pound lean ground beef
  • 4 ounces bacon, minced
  • 1 large onion, minced
  • 1/2 large green pepper, minced
  • 3 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 can (6-ounce) tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup water


  1. Process the ground beef in a food processor until very fine; set aside.
  2. Cook the bacon in a heavy skillet or Dutch oven until crisp.
  3. Add the onion, green pepper and garlic; saute until tender and light brown.
  4. Add the ground beef.; cook until crumbly, stirring frequently.
  5. Stir in the nutmeg, paprika, sugar, tomato paste and water; Cook over low heat for 2-3 hours, stirring occasionally.
  6. Cool and store in airtight containers in the freezer.
  7. Serve on grilled or fried hot dogs in New England-style (topsliced) hot-dog buns.

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This in no way is RI wiener sauce. One, green peppers are not used in making i, nor bacon. Two, it's not processed in a food processer. And the buns are not NE style and they are suppose to be steamed.


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