Copycat Wienerschnitzel Hot Dog Chili Sauce

Craving the delicious chili sauce from Wienerschnitzel? Look no further! This recipe will show you how to make it yourself in no time.

hot dog Chili Sauce

In my continued quest to find the perfect chili sauce for my hot dogs, I decided to give this copycat Wienerschnitzel recipe a try.

I’ve already made hot dog chili sauce for A&W Chili Dogs, Dairy Queen Chili Dog Sauce, Easy Cincinnati Chili and my Coney Island Hot Dog Sauce.

All of them use very similar ingredients. I mean how many different ways are there to make a chili sauce for hot dogs with some ground beef?

bowl of Chili Sauce

If you are not familiar with Wienerschnitzel, they were founded in Southern California and have grown to be the largest hot dog chain in the world.

Just like most all chili sauce recipes, this one is super easy to make. Simple ingredients and about 20 minutes in a skillet. Yep, that’s all you need to make this delicious chili sauce for hot dogs recipe.

Wienerschnitzel Chili Sauce

Since the goal of a Copycat Recipe is for it to taste exactly like the original, it’s only natural to rate this recipe against the original. This Copycat recipe rates a solid 8 out of 10 in my opinion.

Instead of the tomato paste and water combo, you can use some tomato juice. Use just enough to reach the desired consistency for your chili sauce.

bowl of Chili Sauce

You will need the following ingredients to make this Copycat Chili Sauce recipe from Wienerschnitzel (see recipe card for quantities): Garlic Cloves, Yellow Onion, Olive Oil, Lean Ground Beef, Salt, Ground Black Pepper, Yellow Mustard, White Vinegar, Worcestershire Sauce, Tabasco Sauce, Ketchup, Tomato Paste, Water, Hot Dogs and Hot Dog Buns.

  1. In a skillet, cook the garlic and onion in the olive oil over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the onion is softened.
  2. Add the ground beef and cook, stirring occasionally, until cooked through. Drain off any excess fat.
    ground beef and onions in skillet
  3. Add the remaining ingredients except for the tomato paste and water and stir till combined.
  4. In a small bowl, mix together the tomato paste and water.
  5. Add just enough of the tomato paste mixture to create a spoonable but not soupy chili mixture.
  6. Let the sauce simmer, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes.

Printable Recipe Card

Wienerschnitzel Chili Sauce

Copycat Wienerschnitzel Hot Dog Chili Sauce

Craving the delicious chili sauce from Wienerschnitzel? Look no further! This recipe will show you how to make it yourself in no time.
4.71 from 27 votes
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course Sauces
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 418 kcal

Equipment

  • Skillet

Ingredients
 

  • 2 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • ½ Cup Yellow Onion, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 lb Lean Ground Beef
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • ½ Tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 Tbsp Yellow Mustard
  • 1 Tbsp White Vinegar
  • 1 Tsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • ½ Tsp Tabasco Sauce
  • ¼ Cup Ketchup
  • 6 oz Tomato Paste
  • ¾ Cup Water
For Serving
  • 6 Hot Dogs
  • 6 Hot Dog Buns

Instructions
 

  • In a skillet, cook the garlic and onion in the olive oil over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the onion is softened.
  • Add the ground beef and cook, stirring occasionally, until cooked through. Drain off any excess fat.
  • Add the remaining ingredients except for the tomato paste and water and stir till combined.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the tomato paste and water.
  • Add just enough of the tomato paste mixture to create a spoonable but not soupy chili mixture.
  • Let the sauce simmer, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes.

Notes

Makes enough sauce to top 6 hot dogs. Steam the hot dogs and use potato rolls.

Nutrition

Calories: 418kcalCarbohydrates: 40gProtein: 27gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 67mgSodium: 1322mgPotassium: 733mgFiber: 2gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 488IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 100mgIron: 5mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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3 Comments

  1. Sheila says:

    It has to have ground cumin in it to taste like the original.

  2. Laura says:

    This recipe is very tasty, and I’ll use it for hot dogs, however it doesn’t taste anything like chili dog sauce, let alone Wienerschnitzel’s chili dog sauce. There’s not even any chili powder in this recipe. I added a tablespoon of chili powder and half a tablespoon of cumin, but it still doesn’t taste like chili dog sauce…

  3. Monique says:

    This chili is very flavorful