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A&W Chili Dog Sauce


This is as close as I've ever found to the Original A&W Chili Dogs I enjoyed as a teenager. Scrumptious! If you've never tried one, now is your chance.

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  • 1 pound ground chuck
  • 1 six ounce can tomato paste
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon prepared yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon dried, minced onion
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • heaping 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper


Servings 10
Cooking time 45mins


Step 1

In a 2 quart saucepan, brown the ground chuck, breaking into very small pieces. Salt and pepper lightly while cooking. Do not drain the fat.

Add the remaining ingredients. Simmer, uncovered, 30 to 45 minutes until it thickens. Stir occasionally.

Allow to cool, cover, and refrigerate until needed. Before serving, microwave until warm.

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