Coney Island Sauce - Detroit Style

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Total Time
1hr 15mins
15 mins
1 hr

This is exactly like the Coney Sauce my husband grew up eating in the Detroit area.

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  1. Do not precook hamburger.
  2. Combine all ingredients in 2 qt.
  3. saucepan.
  4. Cover and cook on medium heat for 1 hour.
  5. Stir occasionally, blot to remove excess fat and liquid.
  6. Serve over cooked hot dogs.
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3 5

Not bad, just not that much like Detroit coney chili. The authentic stuff is now available for ordering online.

5 5

We are also from Detroit and crave the occasional "coney". But they dont have them like this ANYWHERE else!!! This recipe is awesome, my entire family loves it! This as close to the real thing as you can get. I would love to freeze leftovers for future use but there arent any leftovers. I make a crock pot full and its gone in no time. We eat this on hot dogs, on a hamburger bun with cheese(remember the chi-chi burger?) or in a bowl topped with onions and cheese. THANK YOU!!!

4 5

Very good! We are from Detroit and I have to say it is very close to the coney island sauce at the local coney islands. My husband hates when I use leftover sloppy joe meet and call it "coney" sauce so I made a batch of this and froze it in separate containers to get out whenever we have hotdogs.