I am constantly amazed at how animated and talkative people get when you mention food. The mere aroma of certain foods can evoke memories that transport us back to a special place and time. Food can bridge the gap between all ages, races and ethnicities.
Let's face it, the only thing that should ever come between people is a table and some serving bowls.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Have it With the Works This Fourth of July

We have always loved that hot sauce that many hot dog and hamburger joints offer as one of their toppings. That rich red sauce with the tender little bits of hamburger, onions, peppers and spices that they pour over your sandwich. Well, my uncle and cousin liked it so much that they started making their own and is it ever good.

This sauce freezes really well so make a double batch and have plenty on hand for all your summer grilling.

Hot Dog and Hamburger Chili Sauce
1 pound of ground beef
1 med. onion, chopped fine
Salt and pepper to taste
2 tsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. cumin powder
1/2 tsp. ground red pepper
1/2 tsp. chili powder
2 beef bouillon cubes crushed
1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce
3 1/2 c. water

In a big pot brown hamburger and mash fine add rest of ingredients and simmer on low heat for 2 to 3 hours. The longer it simmers the more it will reduce and concentrate the flavors.
Check every now and then and give it a stir.


Hillary said...

Yum! I'm actually not going to be in the country this 4th! I'm super sad, but this looks delicious.

Julie said...

Thank you, Hillary
Hope your trip out of the Country is a pleasurable one.

Nikki Miller-Ka said...

I don't eat hot dogs but I want one right now. Thank you LOL

Julie said...

You are welcome, Nikki

Colleen said...

yummy. i want some now. to bad i'm at work. ;(

Jo said...

I wish I wasn't looking at this right now .. my tummy's rumbling! :)

Julie said...

Jo, there is nothing worse than looking at food when you are hungry.