I finally had the opportunity to make a batch of this Coney Island Hot Dog Sauce for an upcoming camping trip. Easy to make ahead of time and heat up in the microwave before serving.
To many, this may just seem like the topping for a chili dog and are wondering the origins of why it's called a Coney Island Hot Dog. I was a little surprised to see the European influence on this classic hot dog meat topping.
When I do make Hot Dogs at home, I will occasionally boil them in water instead of frying them. Not sure how common of a practice this is but my mom used to make them that way for us when we were kids.
🐄 How to Handle Raw Beef
Thaw raw ground beef on a plate on the lowest shelf of the refrigerator, to avoid drip onto other foods.
Keep raw and ready-to-eat meats separate.
Wash hands thoroughly before and after handling raw ground beef. Wash cutting boards, bowls, and utensils used to prepare raw ground beef with hot soapy water and rinse well.
Use separate plates to carry raw ground beef patties to the cooking area and cooked patties to the serving area.
Use a Thermometer to ensure Ground Beef Reaches the Safely Cooked Internal Temperature of 160°F.
If you prefer your topping a little more out there, check out my Spicy Guacamole Hot Dog Recipe. Super yummy especially if you love guacamole. For another chili topping for your Hot Dogs similar to this one I suggest you try my Cincinnati Chili.
🌭 Cooking Hot Dogs
I'm sure most of you don't bother with this but to ensure that your Hot Dog is properly cooked, the internal temperature should be at least 140°F. Easily checked with a digital thermometer.
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📋 What Ingredients do I need
You will need the following ingredients to make this Classic Coney Island Hot Dog Sauce: Ground Beef, Yellow Onion, Chili Powder, Salt, Ground Allspice, Ground Mustard, Garlic Powder, Ground Cumin, Tomato Paste, Water and Yellow Mustard.
🥣 How to make this Coney Island Hot Dog Sauce
In a medium saucepan, brown the ground beef; drain well.
Add to the ground beef the finely chopped onion, chili powder, ½ teaspoon salt, allspice, ground mustard, garlic powder, cumin, cinnamon, black pepper, tomato paste, and water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 1 to 2 hours.
Top each hot dog with about 2 tablespoons of sauce.
Optionally add 1 to 2 tablespoons of chopped onion over the ground beef mixture then add mustard. Top the hot dogs with shredded Cheddar cheese.
🍳 Recipe Card
Coney Island Hot Dog Sauce
- 1 lb Ground Beef
- 1 Large Yellow Onion, finely chopped
- 1 Tbsp Chili Powder
- ½ Tsp Salt
- ¼ Tsp Ground Allspice
- ¼ Tsp Ground Dry Mustard
- ½ Tsp Ground Black Pepper
- ⅛ Tsp Ground Cumin
- ¼ Cup Tomato Paste
- 2 Cups Water
- ⅛ Tsp Ground Cinnamon
- In a medium saucepan, brown the ground beef; drain well.
- Add to the ground beef the finely chopped onion, chili powder, ½ teaspoon salt, allspice, ground mustard, garlic powder, cumin, cinnamon, black pepper, tomato paste, and water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 1 to 2 hours.
- Top each hot dog with about 2 tablespoons of sauce.
- Optionally add 1 to 2 tablespoons of chopped onion over the ground beef mixture then add mustard. Top the hot dogs with shredded Cheddar cheese.
Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.