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Michigans are a North Country specialty. Everyone’s got a secret recipe, but don’t worry you don’t have to share yours because one of our staffers shared hers!

Michigan Sauce Recipe

1 can Tomato Sauce
1 1/2 – 2 Lb Beef
4 tsp Chili Powder
2 tsp Cumin
2 tsp Garlic Powder
2 tsp Black Pepper
1 tsp Pepper Flakes
1 TB Tomato Paste
Dash of Hot Sauce
Dash of Cider Vinegar
Salt to taste
Chopped Onion for topping
Yellow mustard

Add the can of tomato sauce to pot. Stir in the beef breaking it up into the sauce, without browning the meat (I know, it goes against every recipe you’ve ever read.) Add dry ingredients and stir to combine. Cover with lid and cook until a chili like consistency. Add tomato paste. Add a dash of hot sauce and vinegar to taste. Stir and simmer to combine all ingredients.

Use regular hot dogs or go for Glazier’s reds if you prefer. Onions if added may be “buried” under the dog. Mustard is commonly added, but up to you!

Enjoy! What’s your recipe?