Coney Island Chili Dog Sauce

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

After countless searches for a good Coney Island sauce, I stumbled on this one at another cooking website. Most recipes I had tried were just too sweet, this is a good Midwest-style Coney sauce. I didn't follow the measurements to the letter - just eyeballed it; and I added a couple dashes of hot sauce to kick up the heat a bit.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown ground beef in a skillet, adding onions halfway through. Add minced garlic when meat is nearly done.
  2. Add remaining ingredients; stir well to combine. Simmer over low heat 15 minutes.
  3. Serve over hot dogs, Coney Island style! Top with shredded sharp cheddar if desired.
Most Helpful

This was awesome coney sauce! We added a can of kidney beans because DH loves beans in coney sauce. This went really well with the hotdogs and fritos! Thanks for a keeper!

Amy F. May 24, 2009

This was very good! I used ingredients on hand so used ground sirloin, substituted 3 additional Tablespoon of dried onions for the fresh ones, added a can of chili beans, and did as another reviewer suggested and added a little beef broth a few times and let it continue to simmer and reduce down. I will make this again!

Judy S. January 11, 2014

This is great, never made a coney sauce before. The only thing I did different was not add garlic as we don't care for.

beaner's wife August 16, 2013