A Hotdog Sauce Recipe Made With Love


Hi again, 

The recipe I’m sharing in this blog post is near and dear to my heart because the recipe was my mother’s (who has passed). Mom was always making her own recipes or finding new ones to cook for us kids. 

This hotdog sauce is one of my favorites that I believe she made herself, with lots of love of course. 

My mom was a wonderful cook who, on the holidays, would cook for a very large number of family members in a three bedroom trailer. I remember one Christmas there were 30 people in this small home, but mom didn’t care. For her, it was about all the good food, laughs, and family. 

I miss my mom everyday, but I am glad I have all the memories of my mom inside my mind and heart. 

I hope you all enjoy this recipe as much as I have. And the joke is, we call it hotdog sauce, while some call it chili. But chili has beans in it. 

Whatever you call it, just know making it for your family means making it with love.

So from my blog to your kitchen, God Bless and happy dishes.

Hotdog Sauce

1 pound Hamburger

½ onion (sweet, diced)

½ teaspoon garlic powder

½ teaspoon onion powder

½ teaspoon chili powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 15 ounce can tomato sauce

½ teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon sugar (if you like it sweet, add more; if not don’t add the sugar)

Cook hamburger and onions in a skillet until onions are tender and the burger is done. Drain grease off; add the rest of the ingredients and cook on low to medium heat for about 20 minutes. If the sauce is too thick, add some beef broth or water. 

Before you go, I want to remind you of Romans 14:17. “For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit,”

Stay tuned for more homemade recipes and blessings from my table to yours.

In addition to providing delicious recipes on her Faith and Food blog, Tina Rucker is a proud mom to her 18 year old son, happy wife to her husband Joel of six years, and the spearhead of the Five Loaves Food Pantry ministry in her local church, open twice a month. 

Tina has worked in the food industry for over 25 years, and has a heart and a passion to serve, feed, and provide for those in need.

3 comments on “A Hotdog Sauce Recipe Made With Love”

  1. Thank You!! Over the years, my Mother passed in 1994, I’ve misplaced her sauce recipe. This is actually better than hers, lol. She diced onion and browned with the hamburger. I never liked the onion pieces on my “Dog”. I don’t know why I didn’t think of onion powder.


    1. Thank u so much for the comment. If it helps one person the blog was worth it. May God bless in everything I do. From my blog to your house happy dishes.


  2. Thank u so much for the comment. If it helps one person the blog was worth it. May God bless you in everything you do. From my blog to your house happy dishes.


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