Texas Hots for the Kids

 I used to live in western New York and in that area, Texas Hots are a favorite.  They are hot dogs served with yellow mustard, a heavily seasoned meat sauce and diced onions.  I made them for the kids yesterday and now they are hooked!


1 pound ground beef
1 T. butter
3 C. water
2 beef bouillon cubes
1/2 T. paprika
1/2 T. sugar
2 T. cumin
1 tsp. ground cloves
1 tsp. turmeric
1 tsp. granulated garlic
1/2 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. dry mustard
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp. cayenne
salt and pepper to taste

1 T. cornstarch
1 T. water
 Combine everything except for the cornstarch and the 1 T. of water.  Bring this mixture to a boil and then turn it to a simmer and cook for about 2 hours breaking the meat up as it cooks.  It will smell wonderful.

 This is a good way to make hot dogs for a crowd.  I made 50 of them by just plopping them in my slow cooker and turning it on high for an hour.  They were perfect and retained their flavor unlike when they are boiled in water.

 At the end of the cooking time for the sauce, stir in the cornstarch mixed with the 1 T. of water.  It thickens the sauce so it clings to the hot dogs.  This doesn't look like much but it has wicked good flavor.  You spread some yellow mustard on a steamed bun, add a hot dog, top it with this sauce and sprinkle it with onions.

I steamed all of the buns and kept them warm and soft in my big Nesco roaster.  The kids will be getting these often.


Anonymous said…
I've never heard of this dish but I bet the kids will love them!!
you certainly go the extra mile for those kids,
Anonymous said…
Who wouldn't love to eat this :-) I wouldn't eve complain about the mustard even if I just don't like it :-)

Have a great day!

It still snows here by the way!

chickpea678 said…
Yum! This sounds great for before or after a sporting event for a crowd! Just need to find a good store bought GF bun or find a good recipe!
Guillaume said…
Oh wow I love such a meat feast!
Those dogs will stick to their ribs!
Mary Ann said…
I'm not able to swallow hot dogs any more because of surgery... and how I miss them... these look really good!
O yum, Thanks for sharing this recipe it will be great for times when we have extra folks over .Wishing you a wonderful weekend ~Angela
Nellie said…
Such a treat! Those children are very lucky!
I'm with Laurie...I never heard of this dish but it sounds just wonderful. I love hotdogs anyway.
Tikkun said…
On menu for tonight!