Basic Coney Sauce

"A good, tasty coney sauce if you're in a hurry and don't want to deal with a list of obscure ingredients. Enjoy!"
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Ready In:
2hrs 10mins
2 quarts




  • In a large cooking pot, brown the ground chuck and the onion over medium heat, just until the meat is no longer pink. Pour off the fat as best as you can.
  • Stir in the chili powder and allow to simmer on low heat for about five minutes.
  • Add remaining ingredients and allow to simmer on very low heat, covered, for 2 hours.
  • Serve with onions, mustard, relish, and any kind of hot dogs on steamed buns. I like to toss the hot dogs into the sauce for about ten minutes to cook them.
  • NOTE: A good way to steam hot dog buns is to put 4 or 5 buns into a gallon zip-lock bag, flip in about 2 teaspoons of tap water with your fingers and, (not sealing the bag completely), microwave it on the defrost mode for one minute.

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