Hot!Ted's Hot Dog Sauce Clone

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2009/05/30 18:13:28 (permalink)

Ted's Hot Dog Sauce Clone

I found these two recipes that are supposed to be like Ted's Sauce but they are not similar at all. I've never had Ted's sauce so I don't know if either hits the mark. Anyone who has had Ted's sauce could you please give your thoughts on the recipes below.

Ted’s Hot Dog Sauce
In a one-quart, screw top, glass jar… put:
15 ounces of plain, canned, tomato sauce
6 ounces of red pepper sauce *
1 ounce of green pepper sauce **
2 tablespoons of reconstituted lemon juice
4 teaspoons of liquid margarine
½ teaspoon minimum, 1 teaspoon maximum, of Fresh Grounded Pepper
2 packets of sugar substitute (Sweet n’ Low, Equal etc.)
OPTIONAL: about 2 teaspoons of “liquid smoke”***. Optional, but the more I use it in this recipe, the more I like the added flavor. Try it both ways!
Stir well, cover, shake, refrigerate at least 4 hours before first use. Stir or shake before each use, refrigerate after each use.
* I use Frank’s Red Hot Original Cayenne
Pepper Sauce, but any brand with Cayenne red pepper listed as the first ingredient, will work just fine.
** I Use Emerils Green Pepper Sauce, but any brand with Jalapeno pepper listed as the first ingredient, will work just fine.
***I use Colgin Natural Hickory Liquid Smoke, but any brand will work just fine.

TED’S HOT DOG SAUCE
1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
1 small onion, dliced
1 red bell pepper, diced
4 cups water
1 tablespoon tomato paste
2 teaspoons corn syrup
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 tablespoon chile powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1/4 cup vinegar
1 10-oz jar sweet pickle relish
Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Sauté diced onion and bell pepper in the oil for 5 minutes, until onions are soft but not brown. Add water, tomato paste, corn syrup, cornstarch, salt, and red pepper flakes, and stir. Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Add vinegar. Continue to simmer for an additiona1 30 minutes or until most of the liquid has reduced and the sauce is thick. Add relish and stir to heat through, then turn OFF burner.
    
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    seafarer john
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    Re:Ted's Hot Dog Sauce Clone 2009/05/30 20:16:23 (permalink)
    I thought Ted's was the place we had the remarkable and memorable  steamed cheeseburger. Didn't know they served
    hotdogs... Meridan , CT, , I think...

    OMG: BR is from Broken Arrow , OK.. He must be talking about another Ted's. And, I've got to say I envy any one who lives in a place with a great name like Broken Arrow. 

    Cheers, John  

    post edited by seafarer john - 2009/05/30 20:20:13
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    Re:Ted's Hot Dog Sauce Clone 2009/05/30 20:24:26 (permalink)
    BR,

    I am guessing that you are talking about Ted' Hot Dogs in Buffalo. Unfortunately, I have never had their hot sauce because I stick with the chili on my hot dogs.  The recipe sounds pretty good.

    Seafarer John,

    I have also had the steamed burgers from the Ted's in Meriden, CT and have found them to be very good as well.  Whichever Ted's I have the chance to go to always provides good food, whether a hot dog in Buffalo or a steamed burger in Connecticut.
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    Re:Ted's Hot Dog Sauce Clone 2009/05/30 20:50:17 (permalink)
    Yes... I'm talking about the one in Buffalo.
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    Re:Ted's Hot Dog Sauce Clone 2009/06/02 21:05:05 (permalink)
    I have had Ted's hot dog sauce and I gotta tell ya that the first recipe doesn't even sound close. The second recipe however sounds like it could be similar to the real thing.  I distinctly remember saying to myself that there was relish in the sauce and that it seemed like it was made of a combination of condiments ie mustard, ketchup, relish, onions etc..but spicy.  It was really good.
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    Re:Ted's Hot Dog Sauce Clone 2009/06/03 07:27:37 (permalink)
    I agree with ejebud. The second recipe seems much more like the Ted's sauce I have in my fridge.
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    Re:Ted's Hot Dog Sauce Clone 2009/06/03 10:04:06 (permalink)
    I ate at Ted's  a lot growing up in WNY, and never once tried the sauce - just kraut & mustard on my dogs, so I have no idea.
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    Re:Ted's Hot Dog Sauce Clone 2009/06/03 11:34:13 (permalink)
    Thanks for your input Doug & Bud!  The second one looks like someone put forth some effort to create the sauce. I'll scale it down a little and give that one a try. Thanks again!
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    Re: Ted's Hot Dog Sauce Clone 2015/11/08 14:29:31 (permalink)
    The actual ingredients of Ted's hot dog sauce (as it's stated on the Ted's Hot Sauce bottle) is:
     
    Ted’s Hot Sauce Ingredients:  Ketchup [Tomato Puree (tomato paste, water), corn sweetener (high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup), vinegar, salt, seasoning (spices, salt, natural flavors, onion powder, garlic powder), dehydrated onion], sweet relish [cucumbers, high fructose corn syrup, vinegar, water, salt, xanthan gum, alum, calcium chloride, sodium benzoate (preservative), natural flavor, polysorbate 80), chili sauce [tomato puree (water, tomato paste), vinegar, high fructose corn syrup, salt, corn syrup, dehydrated onions, spice, garlic powder, natural flavor), hot pepper relish [peppers, water, cucumbers, vinegar, salt, lactic acid, xanthan gum, calcium chloride, sodium benzoate (preservative), malic acid, alum, potassium sorbate (preservative), natural flavors], pepper, relish, [red bell peppers, sugar, water, vinegar, dehydrated onions, tomato paste, modified food starch, salt, spices, extractives of paprika (color)], Worcestershire sauce [vinegar, water, molasses, high fructose corn syrup, salt, soy sauce (water, salt hydrolyzed soy protein, corn syrup, caramel color), natural flavor, caramel color, anchovies, polysorbate 80, soy flour, garlic extract], red pepper, water, xanthan gum, potassium sorbate and sodium benzoate as preservatives.  Contains soy: anchovies.
     
    If you dissect everything down:
     
    Ketchup
    Sweetener
    Vinegar
    Salt
    Seasoning
    Natural flavors
    Garlic and onion powder
    Dehydrated onion
    Sweet relish
    Chili sauce
    Hot pepper relish
    Pepper
    Tomato paste
    Worcestershire sauce
    Red pepper
    Water
    Xanthan gum
    Potassium sorbate (preservative)
    Sodium benzoate (preservative)
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    Re: Ted's Hot Dog Sauce Clone 2015/11/08 22:15:11 (permalink)
    Why mess with a recipe?
    You can buy it on-line!
    https://www.tedshotdogs.com/shop/merchandise/ 
    I've had it at Teds Western Outpost in Tempe AZ.
    The smartest guy in the family sold his snow shovel and moved to AZ!
    https://www.tedshotdogs.com/locations/az/
    post edited by Foodbme - 2015/11/08 22:16:47
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    Re: Ted's Hot Dog Sauce Clone 2015/11/08 22:30:33 (permalink)
    I agree with just buying it online.  Of course the thread wanted to know the ingredients of Ted's Hot Sauce and it's no secret as it is on every bottle.  Of course trying to get the portions is the real secret.
     
    You lucky bum being able to get those delicious Ted's products in Tempe.  We don't have any here in Florida (yet).  I also got rid of the snow shovel and moved in 2003.
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    Re: Ted's Hot Dog Sauce Clone 2015/11/08 23:55:11 (permalink)
    Life's about trade-offs.
    You have fresh Gulf Seafood and I have Sahlan's hot dogs imported from Buffalo.
    I lived in Pensacola and miss my seafood!
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    Re: Ted's Hot Dog Sauce Clone 2015/11/09 00:06:29 (permalink)
    There's Sahlens in Bradenton at Casa di Pizza (actually 2 locations around there).  They're from Buffalo and have the Sahlen's charcoal broiled dogs, Weber mustard, etc.  It's a 2 hour drive and I've never been there so I have to make the trip one of these days.  My Sister from S.D. heads to your location (Tempe) for her hot dogs.  They make a day and a half out of it.  You're from Buffalo?  I'm from Buffalo.  Heading to Bed.
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    Re: Ted's Hot Dog Sauce Clone 2015/11/09 13:40:43 (permalink)
    i think we don't know how good we have it for food in buffalo till something closes and we can't get it no more.
     
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