Originally posted by tdj_txTexas Hot Wiener Sauce
by Tom Jones 2007
8 cups water
8 oz ground hotdogs (I prefer all beef)
1/2 cup cornstarch (dissolved in a little cold water)
1 tbls paprika
1 tbls chili powder
1/4 cup white vinegar
1 tsp sea or kosher salt
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp white pepper
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
a few grinds of fresh black pepper
Bring everything to a boil, except the cornstarch.
Let simmer for 30 minutes, then slowly add the cornstarch mixture, stirring constantly. Bring back to a boil, and keep stirring.
Taste along the way, adjusting the salt or pepper as you like it.
Serve on your favorite hotdog, with brown mustard, diced onion, in a steamed hotdog bun. This sauce will be thin, it is supposed to be, it is not a "chili dog" recipe. The sauce will thicken as it cools. It freezes well.
O.K., I cut your recipe in half just to try last night and I ended up eating four of them. I used my wife's electric Rival hand chopper thing that you stick into sauces etc. while cooking that purees everything in a flash and I may have chopped the weiners too fine but it tasted great.
I doubled the Cayenne just because I was always asking the older Greek lady who sometimes waited tables at Dallas Hot Wieners to make my dogs hotter, Lol. During my many years of experimenting on these I also used to throw in a whole habernero chopped up but our company could never eat it that hot so that idea is out the window.
Our son, his girlfriend and our 8 year old grand daughter are coming over for dinner today and guess what we're having tonight? Lol. Yes, they've been my guinea pigs for almost ten years and although I was close on my last recipe attempt I had too many extra spices in it like cloves as I had been getting carried away.
Next time I'm going to try using white vadalia onions and have some friends and neighbors over to try them too.
I have been searching the Internet all along for this recipe and it's funny I just found this forum when I Googled "use rue or corn starch in hot dog sauce".
1,503 miles was just too far to travel to get some Dallas Hot Wieners with gasoline at nearly $4 a gallon!
Thanks again for posting.