Coney Island Sauce is a mild chili sauce that is piled on top of hot dogs. This recipe was my mother's. I think she got it from her hot dog loving sister, Jane. Mom really enjoyed Coney Island Sauce on her hot dogs.
I haven't made this sauce for quite some time and was craving chili dogs, so I thought I'd make it again. I was also craving sweet potato chips, so I bought a few sweet potatoes to make baked potato chips. Coney Island Sauce served on top of hot dogs with a side of homemade potato chips made a satisfying lunch for me. Mission accomplished! Cravings quelled! 🙂
I purchase lean ground chuck from a local butcher so there is minimal fat in the Coney Island Sauce. In order to make the sauce dairy-free, I use vegan butter instead of butter or margarine. If you are not concerned with making a dairy-free dish, you can use butter or margarine.
Combine the ground beef with water, vegan butter and some spices, then let it simmer for a few hours until the sauce thickens. Stir the sauce occasionally during the simmering period. Once the sauce has thickened, remove it from the heat and serve it on top of hot dogs. If there is more sauce than what you will use, you can refrigerate or freeze it for later use.
I hope you enjoy the Coney Island Sauce!
Coney Island Sauce
- 1 pound hamburger, lean I use 90% fat free ground chuck.
- 2 cups water
- 1 teaspoon celery salt
- 1/2 stick vegan butter You can use butter or margarine, if you prefer.
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon allspice
- 1/2 teaspoon spicy mustard
- 1/4 cup onion, chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- Place all ingredients in a saucepan over medium-low heat.
- Stir to breakup the hamburger into small pieces.
- Simmer uncovered for 3-4 hours, stirring occasionally, or until the water is absorbed.
- Serve warm, or refrigerate or freeze for later use.