Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Simple Dog Sauce

One of the best dog joints in town is called J Dawgs.  They serve the best polish hot dog you'll ever have in the state of Utah.  One thing that has made them famous is their "special sauce."  This is our rendition of the same sauce.  I have since tried to find the owner of this recipe but it seems to be common knowledge amongst Utah bloggers.  We made some of our own modifications that we think add the missing touch.  Here is what we did:
3/4 cup Ketchup
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup honey
1 tsp. cider vinegar
1 tsp. soy sauce
1/2 tsp. onion powder
We wanted a little more spice so we added some cayenne.  After some thought though you can add whatever you want.  A little smokey flavor with a touch of cumin might not be terrible with a stronger dog.  Play around with it.  This makes a great sticky base for a lot of different sauces.  Try things out, let us know what you've done to make it better!
First things first, the easiest thing about this sauce.... add everything and bring to a boil.
 Let boil for just a couple minutes.
Afterwards, let it cool and add it to your special squeeze bottle, heck... add it to a mason jar and save it for later.  Keeps for quite awhile in the fridge. (sorry the picture is blurry, i was just too excited to have at it.)
Check out our Banks' Brat post to see where we already enjoyed its goodness!