Classic Wienie Sauce Recipe

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Classic Wienie Sauce Recipe
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on December 02, 2023

Learn how to make a classic wienie sauce from scratch that will elevate your hot dogs to the next level. This savory and tangy sauce is the perfect topping for a backyard cookout or family gathering. It's made with a blend of flavorful ingredients that create a rich and aromatic sauce. Best of all, it's quick and easy to prepare, taking only a few minutes of your time. Get ready to enjoy the ultimate hot dog experience with this delicious wienie sauce recipe!


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup yellow mustard
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional, for heat)
  • 1 cup water


  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic to the pan. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion becomes translucent and the garlic is fragrant.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the ketchup, yellow mustard, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, apple cider vinegar, chili powder, paprika, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper (if using).
  4. Pour the sauce mixture into the saucepan with the cooked onion and garlic. Stir to combine.
  5. Add the water to the saucepan and stir again.
  6. Bring the sauce to a simmer and cook for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thickened.
  7. Taste the sauce and adjust the seasonings if needed. Add more salt, pepper, or cayenne pepper to suit your taste preferences.
  8. Remove the sauce from the heat and let it cool slightly before transferring it to a container or serving it immediately.
  9. Serve the wienie sauce warm as a delicious topping for grilled hot dogs. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Interesting Facts

  • Wienie sauce, also known as hot dog sauce, has been a popular condiment in America for decades.
  • The combination of ketchup, mustard, and brown sugar gives this sauce its signature tangy and sweet flavor.
  • You can customize the heat level of the sauce by adjusting the amount of cayenne pepper or omitting it entirely.
  • Wienie sauce is not only great on hot dogs but can also be used as a tasty dip for fries or as a topping for burgers.