A&W Fan REVIEW: I obviously had to scale this down considerably size wise for home use. Made as directed then let simmer in my crock pot. Very good! I have never seen Kogel franks but I used organic all beef franks and they were delicious with the sauce.
Aug 15, 2011
Canadian cook REVIEW: This recipe has a very strong tomato base while other coney recipes do not. I question whether the person who submitted this recipe meant that we should add 1 1/2 cups of sugar. I made the recipe as printed and the sauce was quite sweet for a meat sauce - I had to tone down the sweetness by adding more vinegar. I also added more beef to make my end product look like the photo - without the addition of the beef the sauce was more tomato sauce than a beef sauce.
May 13, 2010
mbron Member since: May 13, 2010 REVIEW: i have cooked enough that I should have known by looking at the ingredients that something was wrong with the recipe @ cups sugar waaayyyy too much and too much celery seed maybe even too much chili powder and not enough tomato find another recipe I agree with another post its like candy hamburger with celery seed
Apr 3, 2010
Guest Foodie COMMENT: Well being a cook and also an avid internet researcher, I would venture to say there is a major type-o in the recipe. Most recipes only call for 1-2 tbsp of sugar so I would say it was supposed to be 2 tbsp of sugar, not 2 cups. and the celery seed was more than likely was supposed to be 1/4 tsp. I have not seen another recipe that used more than 1 tsp of celery seed. Adjust the salt as well, you want to stay alive long enough to make it again if it's good. I actually wouldn't even want to taste this recipe the way it is written. A&W has been a frequent of mine since childhood and I am making it a tradition with my kids, unfortunately they are disappearing as fast as our liberties are in this country. I hope to find a recipe or master my own that tastes like it soon. Good eatin' and God Bless
Jan 15, 2010
Guest Foodie REVIEW: Ok, definately way, way too much sugar and celery seed. And I honestly believe the poster meant tomato PASTE, not puree. (Never seen a six oz can of puree) Anywy, definately not enough puree. I put in 2 -29 oz cans, extra vinegar and ketchup to help counter the sweetness, it's better but its still not very good. I have eaten at A&W's across the country and never had a dog that tasted like that. I will not make this sauce again.
Dec 22, 2009
Guest Foodie REVIEW: Way too much sugar even when cut in half.
Nov 3, 2009
Guest Foodie COMMENT: I agree a waste of and ingredients time. 1 6oz can of tomato puree not even close to enough. 4 tablesoons of celery seed way way to much
Sep 12, 2009
Rachael REVIEW: Just drain the grease and cut back on the sugar, I did half the sugar and the recipe turned out great. WE LOVE IT
Feb 24, 2009
She McP REVIEW: Instead of the tomato puree I used Campbells tomato soup and only made enough for dinner and had left overs.Taste just like the real thing. Sooo good!
Sep 30, 2006
score REVIEW: I disagree with the previous review that only gave this 1 star.
I use lean ground beef and drain it before adding the other ingredients. You definitely need to drain off the grease.
I have never had A&W Chili Sauce, so I can't say if it compares as a copycat recipe or not. Regardless, this makes some darn good dog sauce.
I make this for all of our large cookouts during the summer and people have come to expect that it will be there when we grill dogs. It is a bit sweet, but it's very tasty and I get lots of compliments on this recipe.