This Vintage Dairy Queen Sauce Recipe, from Chillicothe, Ohio, 1960's.  
As far back as I can remember, the Dairy Queen has been serving frozen ice
cream treats and other delicious foods.

Back then, when the lunch bell ran, we walked from Smith Jr. High a quick four
blocks to the DQ, where I would snag a footlong with sauce, a bag of chips,
and a coke.

Of course, winters were different.  The DQ closed in November.  Forced to stay
at school, we ate in the cafeteria.  Not bad as far as cafeteria foods went, but
not as good a the DQ.

See we didn't have pop or snack machines.  You ate the plate you were given
or brought your own lunch.  Winter, yuck!

Even after church, mom would treat us to a footlong with sauce. She may have
had ulterior motives, like not wanting to fix lunch, but a  footlong with sauce
was not to be questioned.

Last year or so, I was saddened when I made a special trip to the Dairy Queen
and discovered the home company forced the local owner to use the DQ
company sauce only.

My place that never changed, changed.

Naturally, I called and complained.

Lucky for me, the local owner has reinstated his own sauce and each mid-life
crisis is stilled by a Dairy Queen Fix of foot longs with sauce, a bag of plain
chips, and a small fountain coke.

But, lo and behold, much to my surprise, when I borrowed a recipe box that
belonged to my late Aunt from a cousin, I discovered an index card with the
title - Dairy Queen Sauce, written in pencil across the top.  Could I be this
lucky?  Yes, I was the lucky one.  It was like winning the lotto.  Here in front of
me was the recipe of my youth.  A recipe for the Chillicothe High Street's Dairy
Queen Foot-Long Hot Dog Sauce.

Now, I will share this recipe with you.........enjoy.

Dairy Queen Hot Dog Sauce
1 lb ground chuck
1/4 cup chopped fine onion
Cook together and make it in small bits - drain- add
One 23 oz tomato juice
1/2 cup chili sauce
1 Tablespoon Chili Powder
2 Tablespoon or less - To taste brown sugar
Simmer until thick enough
Sprinkle corn meal to thicken
Optional 2 Tablespoon barbecue sauce

(A reader wasn't sure what chili sauce was....So back then Chili Sauce was very
close to being plain ketchup with slight amounts of garlic powder, dehydrated
onion, sugar, green pepper and what ever other spices companion spices you
might want to add.  I am sure you can still find it.  The DQ here in town is still
making their DQ sauce and it taste absolutely the same now as it did 30 years
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It was the 1960's; mother drove to Athens, Ohio four summers in a row.  My uncle,
the first to attend college, was an electrical engineering student at OU; my mother
wanted a teacher's license.  She toted books, road trip snacks and two children under
the age of 12.  

My sister and I would stay with our cousins, Buck and Susan, who were about the
same age.  We could see the campus from Aunt Marilyn's tiny run down farm house
situated on the edge of town.   It was heaven. Mornings we spun in tire swings
attached to two big oak trees.  A wrap-around porch served as a base for "whose it"
games in the afternoons, and summer nights were filled with flashlight chase, mid
fireflies and mosquitoes.

I loved every summer mom attended classes.  The memory of Aunt Marilyn's ketchup
still makes my mouth water.  Absolutely the best homemade ketchup ever made.  It
was thick dark red, spicy, with a tangy twist.  Even spoons filled with the stuff,
straight from the jar, was enough to make me happy.  I needed nothing else.  I
added her ketchup to every food I ate, including vegetables.  After all, I was only
twelve or so.

Here you will find her recipe, along with others that I have collected over the years.  
Free homemade ketchup recipes for you use.  These handwritten recipes are taken
from index cards found in tin recipe boxes.

Hope you enjoyed the 60's as much as I did!
Free vintage handwritten recipes for homemade sauces,
condiments, ketchups, and other vintage recipes.

My first memory of ketchup was the story that follows:
Free Hot Dog Sauce Recipes
Bean Dip and Dogs

1 can pork and beans
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1 tablespoon bottled barbecue sauce
2 teaspoons prepared horseradish
1/4 teaspoon liquid smoke seasoning
1/2 cup mayonnaise

Wieners cut in 1 inch chunks
Mash pork and beans and their liquid
with potato masher or puree in blender.  
Combine pureed beans with onion, chili
powder, garlic salt, barbecue sauce,
horseradish and liquid smoke.  Mix well.  
Bring to boiling point, reduce heat and
simmer, covered 10 minutes.  Remove
from heat.  Blend in mayonnaise.  Serve
hot, warm or cold as a dip for wiener
chunks.  Before serving wiener chunks,
place them on baking sheet and place
under broiler until lightly brown.
Aunt Marylin's ketchup
4 quarts ripe tomatoes (different color tomatoes will give different color catchup)
Be sure to peel, chop, and core your tomatoes before you start
1 large onion - chopped
1 medium red pepper (or green if you don't have a sweet red one) - chopped
1 1/4 teaspoon celery seed
1 teaspoon mustard seed
1 teaspoon whole allspice
1 large cinnamon stick
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups vinegar
Have a little salt and paprika on hand.

Put tomatoes, onions, and pepper in pot and cook until soft.  Press mixture through
a sieve.  Cook rapidly until thick. Around an hour.
Reduce heat.
Tie all whole spices in a cheesecloth bag and drop into pot.  Add sugar and salt to
Cook on low about 25 minutes, stir frequently.  Don't let ketchup stick to bottom of
the pan.
Now add your vinegar, paprika, and cook until thick.  Stir often so ketchup doesn't
stick to bottom of  pan.
Mixture should be boiling hot when you put into jars as usual, leave a little room at
the top.  Make sure your jar lid pops when you seal.

Note - if you grow everything yourself, it will taste better.
Aunt Marie's Barbecue Beef - A vintage recipe from the 1960's

These are the ingredients to my Aunt Marie's Barbecue Beef Recipe.  She did not
write down how to cook or how much of each ingredient.  I do remember craving
this barbecue.

Chili Sauce
Red Pepper
Brooks Barbecue Sauce

I loved this barbecue beef, I remember my mom selling food at an estate auction
once and using this sauce and  moose meat. No one knew the difference.  That
was back in the 1960's and my parents needed to make ends meet. We had been
eating the moose for a couple weeks with no ill effects and mom thought it was
perfectly good meat.  I heard her say so.

People at the auction bought not one barbecue beef sandwich, they came back for
a second helping!

Today, "they" would put you in prison for this.  Seems like those days were
simpler times, no one worried or fretted about much.  Parents were parents and
knew their responsibilities, the risk, weighed the difference and went for it.

Tomato ketchup
One of my grandmother's recipes.  She was given this recipe on July 7th, 1968
1 1/2 teaspoon whole cloves
1 1/2 teaspoon broken stick cinnamon
1 teaspoons celery seed
1 cup white vinegar
8 pounds ripe tomatoes
1 Tablespoons chopped onion
1/4 teaspoon red pepper
1 cup sugar
4 tsps. Salt
(I would add some celery stock)

Spices and vinegar in sauce pan.  Cover.  Heat to boil.  Let stand while preparing
other ingredients.  (Spices steep in vinegar, like tea).  Peel tomatoes.  Cook with
onion and red pepper - 15 minutes.  Sieve.  Add sugar.  Heat to boil and then
simmer briskly until liquid reduced to half.  (Use ruler in pan) Will take 45 to 60
minutes.  Strain vinegar and spice into mixture.  Add salt.  Simmer to consistence
you like for ketchup.  Stir frequently.  Makes 2 pints.  Extra good.
Cranberry Sauce
Hollidaysburg, Pa Recipe

1 quart cranberry
2 cups sugar
1 cup water
Cover till it boils.  Remove cover and cook 10
minutes, till berries have all burst.  Chill and serve
or strain

Perfect Cranberry Sauce

Wash and drain 2 cups fresh cranberries.  Spread,
in large baking dish or pan.  Sprinkle 1 cup sugar
over cranberries.  Cover tightly with lid or foil.  
Place in 325 degrees for one hour.  Stir once while
cooking. Remove from oven.  Cool somewhat
before placing in refrigerator.

Chive Cheese Spread
Hollidaysburg, Pa. Recipe

1 package chive cream cheese
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 Tablespoons finely grated onion
1 Tablespoon mayonnaise
1 Tablespoon light cream
Day before or morning of party - In small bowl,
combine all ingredients together.  Beat till fluffy.  If
too thick for dip, add more cream.  Refrigerate till
needed.  Serves 6

Pennsylvania Dutch Sour Dressing
Hollidaysburg, Pa Recipe

Fry several strips of bacon, chopped into bits.
Fry bits until crisp.
Add 1/4 cup vinegar, 3/4 cup water, 1/2 cup sugar
and dash of salt
Bring to a boil, pour over endive, dandelion greens,
garden lettuce, spinach, etc.
Horseradish Sauce
Hollidaysburg, Pa. Recipe

1/2 cup fine fresh bred crumbs
1/2 cup liquid cream
1/2 cup bottles Horse radish - undrained
1/4 teaspoon salt
Dash of cayenne or Tabasco Sauce
1/2 cup heavy cream
Combine crumbs, horseradish, light cream and seasonings.  Let
stand until crumbs are soaked.  Shortly before serving, whip heavy
cream until fairly stiff.  Fold in horse radish mixture.  Refrigerate until
serving time.  Makes 2 cups or 8 to 10 servings.

Pineapple Salad Dressing
Hollidaysburg, Pa Recipe
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 cups pineapple juice
Juice of 1 lemon
Boil until thick.  When cold add whipped cream.

Celery Seed Salad Dressing
Hollidaysburg, Pa Recipe
10 tsp. Sugar
1 tsp. Onion juice
1 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Prep. Mustard
1 cup Wesson oil
1/2 cup vinegar (not too strong)
Beat above ingredients ten minutes. Add 1 tsp. Celery seeds.

French Dressing
Hollidaysburg, Pa Recipe
2 cups olive oil
Juice of 1 1/2 lemons
Juice of 1 1/2 oranges
1/2 cup vinegar
1 tbsp. Worcestershire
1/2 tsp. Mustard
1/2 tsp. Paprika
1/2 tsp. Salt
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 clove of garlic (to be kept in the jar)

Honey Mayonnaise Dressing.
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1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup honey
1/2 tsp. Celery seed
1/2 tsp. Paprika
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Makes about 2/3 cups.

Magic Mayonnaise
Mrs. Ward's recipe, marked June 18, 1936
Found in my grandmother's recipe box.
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2/3 cups Borden's Sweeten Condensed Milk
1 teaspoons dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup pure cider vinegar
1/2 cup salad oil
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Cranberry ketchup
4 pounds of cranberries
2 cups vinegar
2 cups water
5 cups brown sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon cloves
1 teaspoon allspice
1 teaspoon salt
Cook cranberries, vinegar and water
together until all the skins pop
open.  Put through fine sieve.  
Combine with remaining ingredients
and cook together for 5 minutes.  
Seal in hot sterilized jars.  Makes 2
quarts ketchup.
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