A&W Coney Island Hot Dog Sauce

Total Time
4hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 4 hrs

No self-respecting 4th of July cookout should be without it!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown hamburger and onions in very large skillet; drain.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and simmer, or cook on low in a crockpot, for 3½ hours.
  3. Stir frequently, as it will tend to stick.
  4. This freezes well.
  5. Serve with dry minced onions rehydrated in boiling water (in addition to the sauce).
Most Helpful

I add several ground-up cooked hot dogs to the sauce & also a small jar of paprika, instead of the chili powder. Its an excellent way to use up (too browned) hot dogs.

barbara algieri July 03, 2002

I don't know if the person who posted this on here was trying to be funny or if they just have no idea what A&W Coney sauce is supposed to taste like. This is more like my homemade spaghetti sauce, now I have a big ole pot of sauce to freeze for later use. It will be great when I get ready to make Lasagna. I guess I'm just going to have to work out my own recipe through trial and error. And trust my good instincts the next time I read a recipe and think, "hummm, this just doesn't sound right". The last recipe that I tried off Facebook for Coney sauce had a boat load of chili powder in it (I thought it sounded like a lot, but did it anyway), and I ended up making a big pot of really spicy chili with that one. So, No!!! do not make this recipe, it is way off!!! Maybe the author meant to say 15 pounds of ground beef,,,,, or maybe even 50,,,, but certainly NOT 5.

Brenda G. July 16, 2014

Made this years ago. Good base for a bulk recipe. Never had A&W coney before. Tweak it as per your own taste. Add 4 heads (yes four or five or six) of fresh minced garlic, 1/2 cup hot Chinese mustard, 1/2 cup dijon mustard, 1/2 cup siracha hot sauce or chilli paste, 1 Tbs ground cumin, double celery seed, instead of regular salt use seasoning salt, 1 tsp savory, 1 tsp oregano, 1 tsp basil, 1 tsp sage, 1 tsp thyme, 1 tsp tumeric. This is now my base for this recipe. Have fun and make it your own. I used this recipe for coneyburgers at a remote foward attack fire base in the north of Ontario. Well recieved. Yes northern Ontario has Coneydogs and burgers.

The Iron Chief December 25, 2009