Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 45 mins

I was told this is "The Original" Coney Island Hot Dog Sauce recipe from Flint, Michigan. Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine everything except weiners and simmer until thick-do not brown meat first.
  2. Grind the weiners and add to pot.
  3. Stir and Cook 15 minutes longer.
  4. Serve over hot dogs on buns and offer onions.
Most Helpful

I followed the recipe as written and used Nathan's hot dogs. I served it at a cook-out and the reaction was not good. In fact, we went to the grocery store and bought a can of sauce to replace this disaster. I gave it 2 stars since one person did like it.

Mountain State Chef June 14, 2009

This is a good recipe for the kind of Coney Island Dogs I grew up with in Illinois. We add a bit more mustard (I like mine mustardy), some worcester sauce and occasionally some ketchup. I also just whiz up the onions, garlic and 1 hot dog and throw it all in at the beginning, instead of waiting to put in the dog later. Putting in the ground up hot dog into the sauce is a must though.<br/>Update 11th Jan 2014, just had a brainwave and added a bit of pickle juice to this - yum! Wish I had thought of it earlier. This is still my go-to Coney Island dog sauce recipe.

Bridget C January 11, 2014

Haven't tried it yet but to answwer Bruce ,yes,the original coney is from New York. This recipe is from "The Original Flint Coney Island",an old coney restaurant in downtown Flint.It had a horseshoe shaped counter with stools around a central cooking/serving areas.It's been gone for many years now. I hope this sauce is close to the one I remember.

unmaan July 31, 2008