Beef, Recipes, Sauce

Coney Sauce

Okay, I’ll be honest, the last time I had a Coney Dog was in a small town in West Central Illinois a looooong time ago, but I remember it being good.  A few years ago I tried making it from scratch and it was great…but of course I didn’t write down what I did.  So, I decided to try round 2 and I’m really happy with the results!  So here we go!


Coney Sauce

Servings – 6 to 8 depending on how much coney sauce you pile on your hotdog.


  • 1/2 lb ground beef (we used 93% lean)
  • 1/4 cup diced minced onion
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 8 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp yellow mustard
  • 1/4 tsp celery seed
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Fresh crack black pepper
  • 6 – 8 hotdogs
  • 6 – 8 hotdog buns
  • For optional toppings: diced white onion, yellow mustard


  1. In a medium sized pan over medium heat, heat up the 2 teaspoons of olive oil. Once hot add onions, and cook to soft and translucent, 3 to 5 mins.
  2. Add minced garlic and cook for 1 minute more.
  3. Add the ground beef, breaking up as it cooks till not longer pink.
  4. Add the rest of the ingredients and simmer for 20 minutes.
  5. Enjoy!




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