My Copy Cat Wienerschnitzel Chili Sauce

I started to make a famous Top Secret
Wienerschnitzel Chili Sauce, but didn’t like
the result. I tweaked this recipe to my own
liking and the result is listed below. I hope
you will also enjoy it.

My Copy Cat Wienerschnitzel Chili Sauce

Cooking time 45-minutes. Makes about 6 to 8 cups

3/4 lb ground beef
1/4 lb ground pork (or all beef and 1 Tbs bacon grease)
6 cups cold water
1-1/2 Tbs white vinegar
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/2 cup all purpose flour
6-ounce can tomato paste
4 Tbs mild chili powder
2 Tbs granulated sugar
1 Tbs paprika
1 Tablespoon dried minced onion
2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp granulated garlic powder
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1-1/2 tsp table salt
1 cup Frito’s corn chips, crushed

  1. Brown the meat (with bacon grease if used) in a skillet. Break up ground meat into small pieces. When browned, pour off excess grease. Cover pan, reduce heat to low and let meat simmer in own juices for
    about 10 minutes.

  2. In a 4-qt heavy bottom pot, add cold water. Stir in vinegar. Whisk in cornstarch until fully blended. Whisk in flour until fully blended. Whisk in tomato paste until fully blended.

  3. Stir in the chili powder, sugar, paprika, dried onion, cumin, garlic powder, pepper and salt. Mix well.

  4. Stir in the cooked meat and pan juices into the water in stockpot. Mix well.

  5. Stir in the crushed Frito’s corn chips.

  6. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer.

  7. Simmer covered 45-minutes. Stir well and scrape bottom of pot every 5-minutes to prevent burning.

  8. Serve as is or blend slightly with hand blender for a smoother chili.

  9. Serve over hot dogs, hamburgers, polenta, grits, etc.

Oh my gosh!! I can’t believe I have found your recipe for Wienerschnitzel chili sause. I am from California and use to live in a small town by San Franciso and made a trip to the Wienerschnitzel at least once a week. I always ordered the chili dogs and my husband always ordered the polish sausage sandwiches. I sense have moved away to a very small town, still in California, but now to have a Wienerschinitzel chili dog I would have to drive about 80 miles so sense my move 10 years ago I have not had one. My mouth is watering just thinking about them. I will have to make a trip to the store to buy some of the ingredients that your recipe calls for but I will give it a try soon. Thanks for the recipe, looking forward to trying it…Prairiehen

I know this is an old thread, but I wanna say thanks too! I have tried a bunch of knock off of it and this is by far the closest I have ever come to something I like…Thanks again!

No tomato paste (use May Ploy) I know, and no Fritos (used 1/2 cup masa) I know, I know…probably would have been spot on with correct ingredients!

Thanks again for sharing!

There are as many hot dog chili recipes as there are chocolate chip cookie recipes. Who’s to say which one is “right”? You just have to try them until you find one you like.

Sorry, it’s not even close…