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Tony Packo's Hot Dog Sauce

Two months ago, I bought a new car.

Well, not a new car, it's a 1992 Mazda Miata. When I was finishing college, I really wanted a Miata, but it really wasn't practical at the time. Now it's my fun, cheap 2nd car. The car was in Pennslvania, so we flew down there & drove it back.

On the way back, we took a small detour and went to Tony Packo's restaurant in Toledo. Like most people my age, I learned of Tony Packo's from the episode of M*A*S*H where their food was featured. The food at their restaurant was very good, and we ordered way more than we could eat.

While we were there, I bought a can of their hot dog sauce. The sauce is basically no bean chili. I finally opened it up a few days ago.

The can was $2.50 for 7 1/2 ounces of sauce. Not a bargain.


I heated the sauce up on the stovetop, and put it on an all beef dog with mustard and some chopped up jalapeno.


How was it? I liked it alot. The sauce was even better on Tony Packo's sausages in their restaurant, but the sauce tasted the same. The jalapenos were a minor mistake, they were very fresh and very spicy, and my lips burned for an hour afterwards.

One thing I recommend even more than the sauce is Tony Packo's pickles. They are super. We've been buying their sweet hot pickles & peppers for years. They cost a little more than normal pickles, but they sure are worth it.

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