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Michigan Hot Dogs


  • 2 lbs lean ground beef
  • 1 15 ounce cans tomato sauce
  • 4 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons dried onion flakes
  • 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot sauce - optonal


  • Combine seasonings with tomato sauce. Mix with ground beef as if you are making meatballs. Put the mixture into the crock pot and cook on low for 2-4 hours. When cooked, the meat will need to be broken up. The sauce is traditionally has no chunks of meat, the meat is broken up to a very fine consistency.
  • You may also simmer this on low for 2-3 hours on the stovetop, but I find the crock pot easier.
  • Leftovers freeze well.
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