Texas Hots (West NY Style Hot Dog with a Greek Style Sauce)

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Mar. 06, 2014

Here is my second video in my hot dog series, and a video requested from a subscriber that watched my first video in this series. This is a hot dog that appears to be very popular around the west New York state area, and after researching this dog, I see where it has different versions, that is also very popular from RI to Philly, and many other places in this north east portion of the US. I was super impressed with the version I created in this video, and I could have seriously scarfed down a lot of these tonight. Please go over and see Tom's Test Kitchen's original version of what I did here today.


For the sauce
Ground beef 1 Pound
Water 10 Cup (160 tbs) , divided
Beef frankfurters 4
White vinegar 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Paprika 1 Tablespoon
Chili powder 1 Tablespoon
Sea salt 1 Teaspoon
Onion powder 1/2 Teaspoon
White pepper 1/4 Teaspoon
Oregano 1/2 Teaspoon
Cinnamon 1/2 Teaspoon
Crushed red pepper flakes 1 Teaspoon
Black pepper 1/2 Teaspoon
Corn starch 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) , mixed with water
For assembling
Hot dog buns 8
Beef frankfurters 8
Yellow mustard 4 Tablespoon
Onion 1 , chopped finely



1. For the sauce: in a skillet, combine ground beef and two cups of water. Cook until the beef is browned.

2. In a food processor, put four frankfurters and process until ground.

3. In a pot heat the remaining water on medium high. Add in the ground frankfurters, browned beef, white vinegar, paprika, chili powder, sea salt, onion powder, oregano, white pepper, cinnamon, crushed red pepper and black pepper. Mix well.

4. Allow to simmer for about 45 minutes or until reduced. Gradually stir in the constarch and bring back to a boil. Taste for seasoning and adjust as per your taste.


5. Steam the hot dog buns in a steamer along with the beef frankfurters. Place one frankfurter in each hot dog bun and spoon some yellow mustard on it.

6. ladle the prepared sauce in to the buns and sprinkle with some chopped onions.


7. Serve hot!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 70 Minutes
Ready In: 70 Minutes
Servings: 8

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 561Calories from Fat 325

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 36 g55.4%

Saturated Fat 5 g25%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 1182 mg49.25%

Total Carbohydrates 36 g12%

Dietary Fiber 3 g12%

Sugars 3 g

Protein 25 g50%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet