I haven't had an A&W chili dog for years, but from what I can remember, this tastes just like it. This is listed as one serving, but the sauce makes enough for about 10 servings unless you use more on your dog like I do. The sauce can be frozen for future use.
- 1 frankfurter, 7 . 5-inches long
- 1 hot dog bun
- 1 tablespoon white onion, chopped
- 1⁄2 tablespoon cheddar cheese, shredded
Coney Island Sauce
- 1 lb ground chuck
- 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
- 1 tablespoon dried onion, minced
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon celery seed
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 cup water
- Cook the ground chuck in a pan and break into small pieces.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Add in the remaining ingredients.
- Simmer for about 30 minutes until thickened.
- Boil some water in a pot, and add in however many frankfurters you want.
- Boil for about 8 to 10 minutes.
- Place the frankfurter in a hot dog bun and spread on 3 tablespoons of the.
- sauce you just made.
- Spread the cheddar cheese on top, and you're done!
We have an A&W rootbeer stand not far from us and these chili dogs tasted very close to what we remember. I used a package of ground round that was about 1 1/2 pounds so I added another 1/3 cup of water. Covered and let simmer for the 30 minutes and it was perfect. We just topped our dogs with the sauce and enjoyed them a lot. Cant wait for lunch tomorrow! Served with aHardDaysNight's Hellmann's the Original Potato Salad #304182 and had an indoor picnic for supper. Thank you lazyme for posting this recipe. Made and reviewed for the cookathon.
Makes delicious chili dogs! We like to add mustard & chopped onions and Redhot sauce for that final touch. Great football watching & kid-friendly food! Thanks a bunch! ~Sue