Adolph's Hot Dog Sauce

15 years ago if you wanted a great hot dog in the Bend Area, you would stop at the end of the Pomeroy-Mason Bridge.  At the foot of the bridge, on the Pomeroy side, there was a small drive-in restaurant.  Many of us remember and miss Adolph's Dairy Valley.  Here's the recipe for their amazing hot dog sauce.


  • 2 lbs Hamburger, browned
  • 2 cups Water
  • 2 cups Ketchup
  • 1 tbs Worcester Sauce
  • 5 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Granulated Garlic
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 1 tbs Dried Onion
  • 1/2 cup Sugar (optional)


  1. Brown beef with salt.
  2. Add water, dry ingredients and Worcester Sauce.  Bring to a boil.
  3. Once boiling, add ketchup, and turn down to simmer.
  4. Simmer 1.5 hours, stir every 15 minutes, and skim off grease repeatedly.