Spicy Cheddar Cheese Sauce for Hot Dogs2015-08-28
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Spicy Cheddar Cheese Sauce for Hot Dogs
This is my favorite recipe for a spicy cheddar cheese sauce for hot dogs. It’s perfect as a plain condiment on an all-beef hot dog, or use it to make the Awesome Texas Road House Hot Dog. It’s also great on soft pretzels, potato chips, nachos, pasta, and even veggies!
- 2 cups whole milk (don’t use low fat or no-fat milk, the taste and texture won’t be right)
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/4 cup flour
- 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, grated
- 2 Tablespoons of your favorite hot sauce
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (or to taste)
- salt + pepper to taste
- Heat the milk in a large saucepan until you see bubbles beginning to form along the top.
- While the milk is heating, melt the butter in different saucepan. When melted, gradually sprinkle the flour over the top, stirring constantly until a thick paste forms. This will take about 1 to 2 minutes.
Slowly add the warm milk to the flour/butter paste, stirring constantly. Continue to heat sauce while whisking it until the mixture thickens, roughly 5 minutes.
- The sauce should be about the thickness of buttermilk or heavy cream. Add the grated cheddar cheese, whisking until it is melted and combined.
- Add the hot sauce and taste, then add cayenne pepper and salt and pepper to taste.
- The sauce should still be pretty runny, but it will thicken up when it cools.
- Serve once cooled.
- Store leftovers covered tightly in the refrigerator.
- Heat leftovers on the stove top or in the microwave before serving again.