Coney Sauce Recipe

There’s not much more satisfying, nor comforting, than taking the first bite of a hot dog topped with a savory, beefy coney sauce. Coney dogs have been an American restaurant staple for generations, but now, it’s time to bring that coney sauce home. Coney sauce is quick and easy to make, and you can do it at home, just as good as any restaurant. Actually, you can do it better.

  • 1 pound 80/20 ground beef
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons water, separated
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch

  1. In a large saute pan over medium-high heat, add the ground beef and break it apart using a wooden spoon. Saute the ground beef for 10 minutes, or until completely browned and cooked through. 
  2. If desired, spoon out the majority of the grease by first removing the pan from the heat or open flame. Then, using a spatula, push the meat to one side of the pan. Have ready a small bowl to collect the excess grease. Tilt the pan slightly and spoon out the grease. Wipe any drippings away, and return to the heat.
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