Kathy’s Meat Hot Sauce


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 1/2 cups tomato juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • 20 dashes hot pepper sauce (such as Tabasco)
  • 5 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


Cook ground beef in a large skillet over medium heat until meat is crumbly and no longer pink, about 10 minutes; drain excess grease and transfer ground beef to a large saucepan. Mix tomato juice, yellow mustard, black pepper, hot pepper sauce, chili powder, red pepper flakes, and salt into the beef.

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Bring the sauce to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 1 hour, stirring frequently.