coney island hot dog sauce

9 reviews, 4.1 star(s). 78% would make again

Ready in 1 hour

this is a simple topping for hot dogs. adapts very well to many heat and flavor variations so after you do your first batch you can add or subtract heat and flavorings to suit your taste. for example we add some chipotle in adobe sauce to add some heat and smokey flavor. this is a great tasting and easy stater version.


1 pound ground beef; (preferably ground chuck)
1 6-oz can tomato paste
1 cup of Water
1 tbl. sugar
1 tbl. prepared yellow mustard
1 tbl. oinon; dried minced
2 tsp. chilli powder
1 tsp. worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. Salt
0.5 tsp. celery seed
0.5 tsp. ground cumin; (heaping)
0.25 tsp. ground black peper

Original recipe makes 24



In a 2 qt. saucepan, brown the ground beef, breaking into very small pieces. salt and pepper lightly while cooking. when browned add all of the remaing ingredients (do not drain the fat.) simmer, uncovered 30-45 minutes until it thickens, stiring occasionally. allow to cool cover and refriderate until ready to use.

the classic way to serve this is on a steamed hot dog and steamed bun. place one hot dog on a bun, top with 2-3 TBL SP. of conney island sauce, mustard to taste then top with fresh diced onion. cheddar cheese is an optional topping also but not classic.

The remainder of sauce frezzes well so you can make this recipe once and enjoy it a few time. warms excellently in microwave

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Made this for coneys and chili cheese fries. Turned out perfect. Hubby and kids loved it!
RchGrl3 3y ago

It was ok. I've had better. It was very thick and had a good flavor it will probably freeze well but it's not something that I HAVE to have.
Love7721 3y ago

This is the best sauce I've had. My coworkers thought so too. Going to make it today for a big family get together.
Angiesue 4y ago

Was very easy to make. Very good taste.
Mikebuffington 5y ago

Loved it!
Mikebuffington 5y ago

Loved it! Will definitely make this again.
Mikebuffington 5y ago

I definately loved this sauce! I have pursued a killer hot dog sauce for years! This isn't killer, but it is definately one of the top three I have made in my live! Recommend anyone to try this!
gothdragon 5y ago

a very simple and enjoyable hot dog topping. we favor it as opposed to a bean based chilli sauce. [I posted this recipe.]
antoine6 6y ago

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