How to make it

  • This recipe is for the sauce that is one of several condiments that make a right and proper Coney Island hot dog. (see below)
  • Brown the ground beef and drain. Run it through a food processor for a finer texture, if you choose. It seems to go farther that way. Save time by mincing the onions in a processor also, as it cooks down to nothing in the sauce. In a small dutch oven combine all ingredients and simmer. The original recipe says simmer for 3 to 4 hours. I've found that about 2 hours is plenty of time. That's all there is to it. Makes about 10 cups of sauce. A cup of sauce makes about eight hot dogs.
  • CONEY ISLAND HOT DOG correct creation procedure:
  • Place a hot hotdog in a warm fresh bun. Spread about a heaping tablespoon of coney sauce beside the full length of the dog, then do the same with an equal amount of chopped onion. Squirt a line of yellow mustard along the full length. Top with two shakes of salt.
This is close to a correct looking Coney. One rounded Tbs coney sauce alongside the full length of the dog, one rounded Tbs finely chopped raw onion along the other side, one long thin squirt of yellow mustard down the middle, 2 shakes of salt.   Close

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  • cabincrazyone 4 years ago
    I know that this is a very big batch that a lot of people don't want to mess with. I've tried to cut it down in size, but it can't be done. Some of the ingredient amounts are so small that cutting them down would make them just about disappear.
    A person wonders how they can be effective in such a large batch. But when you put together a complete coney and taste it, it's incredible.
    When I make a batch, I divide it into several practical size containers and freeze it.
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  • JamieMiller 7 years ago
    Fantastic recipe......the best out there by far.
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  • eaightball 7 years ago
    it's great reminds me as a kid
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    " It was excellent "
    cosman ate it and said...
    Spot on, reminds me of the place in Duluth Mn.
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    " It was good "
    Tucker15 ate it and said...
    This one is a winner. Not 100% authentic Coney Island flavor but close enough to make again. I halved the recipe since 80 servings is over the top. Agree with Stephenwhite78. Reserve judgement until you've sampled the sauce on the dog with your favorite fixins'. That's when it all comes together.
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  • Stephenwhite78 10 years ago
    Made this recipe tonight. I would say that this is about an 80% match to Detroit Coney Sauce. A very good substitute, and hands down better than anything we have found in a can down here in Florida, but not an exact match to Senate Coneys. (Thats our spot in Detroit.)
    Thanks for a good recipe!

    ALSO- It is important to taste this in context, when I tasted this recipe alone, I really was disappointed, but once I tasted it on a dog with some onions and mustard, I realized how close it was!
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  • valinkenmore 11 years ago
    Love the sounds of this - please add to the Hot Dog Group.
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  • jkirk 11 years ago
    Hi. I was wondering if you would consider adding this recipe to the newly created “Hot Dogs” group. Thanks for your help – Jim.
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  • jduncan 12 years ago
    Can this recipe be scaled down so that you can make it in family sized servings? Or does anyone know of a similar page that has that information?

    80 servings is just over the top.... Unless you have your own hotdog cart.
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    " It was excellent "
    sandygalesmith ate it and said...
    I want to let you know that I clicked on the photo and I left an comment on the photo for ya. This sure does look good.
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    " It was excellent "
    indicatorsrule1 ate it and said...
    Thank you so much for this recipe. I have been looking for a really good Coney Island Sauce recipe and this one sounds incredible.
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  • cabincrazyone 13 years ago
    I've frozen parts of a batch and it didn't have any bad affects that I could tell. It's a large recipe, I know.
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  • linebb956 13 years ago
    Can I freeze this?
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  • jemison 13 years ago
    Thanks for excepting my invitation...looking forward to shareing recipes. Can't wait to try this sauce.
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  • turtle66 13 years ago
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  • angelgirl94 13 years ago
    Just bought some beef hot dogs from the store. Will be trying this sauce today. I think it would be great simmered in the slow cooker. Thanks for posting. :)
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  • rosemaryblue 14 years ago
    Great recipe!
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    " It was excellent "
    shirleyoma ate it and said...
    sounds so good...
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