Saturday, August 20, 2011


Well by now you all know that I love hot dogs.  I thought I would tell you about Smith's hot dogs made in Erie,PA.  These are one of the best hot dogs around, when we go to visit family we make sure we bring back plenty of hot dogs and Ox Roast (not really ox) for the delicious taste of the county fair. More on the Ox Roast sandwich later, right now we're talking Hot Dogs!!

These hot dogs are flavorful, made of the finest quality beef and pork, and are topped off with a "snap" with each bite. Smith Provision Co., Inc. is a manufacturer of premium quality wieners, sausages, deli meats, bacon and award winning hams located in Erie, Pennsylvania where it is owned and operated by the Weber family. If you would like to try your own Smiths hot dog visit the website These nice folks will be happy to ship some to you.  Erie also has Greek sauce, this is kind of like a coney sauce but this is much better in my opinion and has a little kick to it.  Here is my family recipe for Greek sauce that my dad would sell in one of his bars he used to own in Erie.  I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

Alex's Greek Sauce from Erie,PA                                   

1 pound hamburger
2 chopped onions OR 1/2 tsp onion salt and 1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp sweet basil
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1 small can tomato sauce
3/4 cup water
Put everything into a crock pot ( DO NOT BROWN BEEF FIRST) cook all day on low or 1/2 day on high. Enjoy on your hot dog!!



The Reader said...

What do people in Erie, PA typically top the hotdog with in addition to the sauce?

Anonymous said...

Finely chopped onion and mustard.

Anonymous said...

My son moved to Erie last July (2015) and we picked up a couple bottles of Poulos sauce at Sams Club. Finally got around to making it tonight. Pretty good stuff. Close to Cincinnati (Greek) Chili.