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Who does not love a hot dog sandwich loaded with a flavorful sauce? You do not need to head to a hot dog cart anymore. I am sharing with you the best Homemade Hot Dog Sauce Recipe you can ever make!

In one step and 4 ingredients, a fresh tangy condiment will be ready for you! Mix mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, and some relish to get a tangy hot dog sauce in the comfort of your house. Add it to your hot dogs and enjoy a mind-blowing taste! What an easy recipe!


Best Hotdog Sauce Ever for the Ultimate Sandwich!

A hot dog sandwich topped with savory homemade sauce
Slather the hot dog sauce over your sandwich and enjoy the savory taste!

Why Is It Called Hot Dog?

Hot dogs are famous in the United States. But have you ever wondered why it is called a hot dog? Be sure that it does not include any dog meat. Hot dogs, called sausages, wieners, or frankfurter, are made of meat and fat that is left after chopping all the parts of the chicken or beef.

I found out that it all started as a joke. When German people immigrated to America, they brought with them sausages and a dachshund, a type of dog with a long body and short legs.

So maybe, someone holding a hot frankfurter sandwich threw a joke; “Oh look! These sausages look like that dog! I am eating a hot dog!” And everyone around laughed and the trend went viral. Maybe this is what has happened. Lol!


Wherever it came from, Hot Dog Sauce is a staple at diners and drive-ins. People ask for extra sauce for its savory delicious taste.

What makes this sauce the perfect choice is that it is versatile. One bowl of Homemade Hot Dog Sauce fits it all! You can slather it over a hot dog, brats, burgers, omelets, or even a grilled cheese sandwich. Try it over some


Perfect Way to Jazz Up Your Sandwiches!

A hotdog in a sandwich topped with a mix of ketchup, mayo, mustard, and relish!
What a great way to enjoy a hot dog sandwich! You must try it!

Hot Dog Sandwich Variations!

Adjust the hot dog sauce and the sandwich to your preference. Have fun with this sauce and make your own twists. Amazing!

A hot dog sandwich is the best grab and go sandwich. Enhance it with veggies like white onion rings, tomatoes, or jalapeño. Top it with shredded cheddar cheese, mozzarella, pickle relish, Nacho cheese dip, or BBQ sauce. Yummy!

If you like grilled pepper in your hot dog sandwich, try some Grilled Sausage and Peppers with Garlic Aioli as a tasty zippy variation.


Juicylicious Sandwich! Yum!

Frankfurter sandwiches with sauce and fried chips
Add this flavorful sauce to your sandwich and dip your fries in! What a great recipe!

Do You Want Meat in your Sauce? Try Coney Island Dogs!

Coney Island meat sauce is made up of well seasoned lean ground beef. There are other ingredients like tomato paste, garlic powder, a medium onion or onion powder, black pepper, and Worcestershire sauce.

You cook them in a large saucepan with chicken broth or few cups of water. Let them boil at medium-high heat for a minute, then simmer at low heat till you get the desired consistency.

Add Coney island sauce over your hotdogs to get delicious Coney dog sandwiches. You can also add some cayenne pepper and shredded cheddar cheese to get delicious chili cheese dogs. You can enjoy it alone in a bun as sloppy joes.


Tips

For an extra juicy sandwich, add some tomato paste, tomato sauce, or dried tomato. Delicious!

Turn this recipe into the best hot dog chili sauce by adding cayenne pepper or any hot red pepper.

You can also make your own simple chili sauce. Get the chili with heat level you prefer. It could be extra chili powder or sweet red pepper. Add a little bit of brown sugar, some olive oil, and a teaspoon salt. Mix them in the food processor till you get a smooth texture.

Make a big batch juicy sandwich on hot dog buns or any sandwich bread. Serve them with French fries or potato salad. Enjoy!


Delicious Savory Sauce to Make the Perfect Sandwich

What a delicious hot dog sandwich with the best homemade hot dog sauce
5-star sandwich to indulge yourself with a tasty bite!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between Coney island sandwich and top chili dogs sandwich?

They are almost the same. However, Coney island is not necassary chicli and some brown onions and yellow mustard are set on the top of the sandwich. Chili dog sandwich is usually topped with shredded cheese and some may ask for some beans.

What can I do with leftover sauce?

Do not waste any leftovers of this hot dog sauce. Keep them in an airtight container. Enjoy them later with nacho chips or taco sandwiches.

Can I use ground mustard instead ready made mustard?

Ground mustard is a bit spicier than yellow mustard. You can use it but you need to taste and adjust the quantity you use to fit your preferences.

What can I serve with hotdog sandwiches?

You can serve some grilled corn, classic potato salad, and/or Healthy Pasta Salad and Dressing.


Delicious 4 Ingredient Homemade Hot Dog Sauce

It is a quick and easy way to make a simple sauce with good flavors. Whether you are hosting a barbecue party on a picnic or fun gathering with friends in the backyard for dinner, make some of the homemade hotdog sauce and serve it as a dip next to some Hot Dogs Wrapped in Puff Pastry.


What You’ll Need

  • Mayonnaise
  • Ketchup
  • Mustard
  • Sweet relish

One Step Sauce

In a small bowl, mix the mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, and sweet relish until they are well incorporated.

Then, spread this savory sauce on your favorite hot dogs or frankfurters sandwiches.


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5 from 10 votes

Homemade Hot Dog Sauce Recipe

By: Lama
Homemade Hot Dog Sauce is a tangy savory condiment that needs 4 ingredients and a couple of minutes to be ready. Slather it over your hot dog, burger, or grilled cheese sandwich!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients 

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 4 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon sweet relish

Instructions 

  • In a small bowl, mix the mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, and sweet relish until they are well incorporated.
  • Spread this savory sauce on your favorite hot dogs or frankfurters sandwiches.

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Notes

#1 For an extra juicy sandwich, add some tomato paste, tomato sauce, or dried tomato. Delicious!
#2 Turn this recipe into the best hot dog chili sauce by adding cayenne pepper.
#3 Make your juicy sandwich on hot dog buns or any sandwich bread. Serve them with French fries.
#4 Make some of the homemade hot dog sauce and serve it as a dip next to some Hot Dogs Wrapped in Puff Pastry. It is the perfect appetizer to please a crowd! You can also add some Grilled Sausage and Peppers with Garlic Aioli to surprise your guests!

Nutrition

Calories: 118kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 0.5g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 297mg | Potassium: 52mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 134IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.2mg
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9 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Made the hot dog sauce yesterday and it turned out just great and will continue to make it. So easy and so good. Thank you for the recipe

  2. That maybe some Northern Yankees idea of a condiment for a Weiner.But that is by No means or in Any way,..Hot Dog Sauce !! Beginning in Western Virginia right on down to Georgia&all through the South,One will find True Genuine, Authentic Homemade Hot Dog Sauce ! Not chili But Real Hot Dog Sauce.FACT !!

    1. Hi Glen! Maybe this isn’t let’s say an “authentic” hot dog sauce recipe and never knew there was an authentic recipe for it πŸ™‚ but… it is very very good!

  3. 5 stars
    Classic sauce. almost threw me for a loop when the recipe called for 1/2 cup mayo, 4 tbsp ketchup, as if 4 tbsp and 1/4 cup aren’t the same amount. Still a great sauce though!