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J-Dawgs CopyCat

44 Reviews

The sauce on this hot dog is fantastic. The only way to describe the hot dog is, it’s a saucy dog. I realize that sounds kinda lame, but I don’t know how else to describe it. My girls love hot dogs, and I actually do too. A good hot dog with a perfectly toasted bun. It’s good. I know some of you are cringing, but we really do love them.  J-Dawgs came to Utah years ago and quickly became a huge favorite! This J-Dawgs copycat recipe is kind of totally awesome and if you’ve never had their special sauce it’s time to try it!

Can Hot Dogs Be Eaten Without Cooking?

It’s important to always reheat hot dogs until they’re steaming hot.

Some ready-to-eat foods, such as hot dogs, can become contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, bacteria that can cause food poisoning. 

What is the Difference Between White Vinegar and Apple Cider Vinegar?

White vinegar is made from grains, while cider vinegar is made  from apples or other fruit.

White vinegar and cider vinegar are interchangeable, but be aware that there would be a slight change in taste.

Apple cider vinegar is a little more acidic than white vinegar.

Are Hot Dogs Unhealthy?

Hot dogs aren’t exactly nutritious.

They’re made of processed meat and they’re loaded with saturated fat and sodium.

Read the nutrition labels and choose hot dogs with less than 150 calories and fewer than 14 grams of fat.

Sodium should not exceed 450 milligrams.

J-Dawgs CopyCat

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J-Dawgs Copycat

4.46 from 44 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 batch
The sauce on this hot dog is fantastic. The only way to describe the hot dog is, it's a saucy dog.


Saucy Dog

  • 1/2 Cup Ketchup
  • 1/4 Cup BBQ Sauce
  • 2 Teaspoons Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 3/4 Teaspoons Garlic Salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Pepper
  • 1/3 Cup Honey
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Paprika


  • Mix all of the above ingredients in a small bowl and refrigerate until ready to serve over grilled hot dogs.
Nutrition Facts
J-Dawgs Copycat
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 599
% Daily Value*
Carbohydrates 158g53%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 142.3g158%
Protein 2.8g6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • What kind of BBQ sauce?

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  • Was very impressed with this copy cat recipe–it def reminded me of the Jdawgs sauce. It makes a great wing sauce. I used Stubbs original BBQ in it btw which I would recommend.

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    • Thank you so much for the feedback!

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  • This is really close to the real thing! I highly recommend cooking the sauce to mature the flavors more; and it is missing the smokey flavor of J-Dawgs special sauce. That can easily be supplied by incorporating about 1/2 tsp of liquid smoke to the mix.

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    • Thanks for the suggestions Natalie!

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  • I loved meeting you at EVO this weekend! I had the best time hanging out with you and your awesomely adorable family

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  • Nice twist on the usual condiments. I like the name Saucy Dogs! 🙂 See you at EVO!

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