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Coney Sauce Recipe For Hot Dogs or Fries

I have never found a coney sauce recipe that I absolutely loved, until now!  Most of the recipes that I tried in the past were too sweet for my taste. But after several trials of combining various ingredients together, I have found the perfect sauce to put on top of not only our hot dogs, but over french fries as well. 

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A big batch of garden chili slow cooking over an open flame in our fire pit

As the weather begins to cool down, we tend to spend more time at the fire pit with family and friends. This includes having several Weiner roasts and chili cook-off meals over the fire.  We just throw the coney sauce in a crock-pot to keep warm and we have a thick and hearty meal. Of course, I prefer to top my coney dog off with a few diced onions, candied jalapenos and of course, shredded sharp cheddar cheese! 

And next time you go to make fresh cut french fries, add the coney sauce and cheese on top for an extra special treat that your family will love!

Coney Sauce Recipe 

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Coney sauce simmering over the stove. photo…warren price photography


1 lb ground beef
1 large onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
1 cup water
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon prepared yellow mustard
1 tablespoon dried onion flakes
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon salt
1⁄2 teaspoon celery seed
1⁄2 teaspoon ground cumin
1⁄4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Coney sauce spread out over hot dogs. photo...scruggelgree

Coney sauce spread out over hot dogs. photo…scruggelgree


1. Brown ground beef in a skillet, adding onions halfway through.

2. Add minced garlic when meat is almost done browning.

3. Add remaining ingredients; stir well to combine.

4. Simmer over low heat 15 minutes.

Serve over hot dogs or french fries, topping with shredded sharp cheddar cheese if desired.


Mary and Jim

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