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Coney Sauce Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Coney Sauce

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"This recipe is similar to the sauce they serve on hot dogs in New York on the street. According to legend, it first showed up at Coney Island, and then grew in popularity until all of the hot dog vendors in the city served it."

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    20 mins


  1. In a medium skillet over medium high heat, saute the ground beef for 10 to 15 minutes, or until well browned. Break up with a fork until fine. Add the water, onion, garlic, tomato sauce, chili powder, monosodium glutamate and salt. Allow to simmer for 10 minutes, or until heated thoroughly.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 20, 2004

This recipe was very good, but a bit too salty. The second time that I made it, I omitted the MSG and just added pepper. With the high salt content in the tomato juice it did not need any more salt. The second try was a big hit with the family.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 15, 2011

This was a very good and tasty recipe.

Mar 27, 2006

The first time I made this it was for a fundraiser we had for Cub Scouts. It was a big hit. We sold more hot dogs with the sauce then without. I did change the MSG to pepper. The next time I made it I added more chili power and garlic. Just to add a little kick. Everyone loved it. I now make it at home. We like it over French Fries and Cheeseburgers. My son loves it and always wants me to make it instead of buying the sauce in a can. It is easy to make. I do add all the spices and onions to the ground beef when I brown it. Then I put it in the blender to make it fine. Even with the changes I still give this 5 stars, because it is just as good without adding to the recipe

Sep 01, 2003

This recipe was absolutely fabulous :) i added half a green pepper and half a tablespoon of Paprika to give it extra flavour (omitted the MSG) and served it on barbequed hotdogs with chopped raw onion topping. extremely easy to make! everyone loved it!

Feb 12, 2008

Great flavor! I used milk in place of the water after hearing on TV how milk helps break down the meat while cooking. It worked!! Will be making this one again!

Feb 13, 2009

Absolutely loved this recipe. I made a few corrections for my taste buds. Omitted the MSG.I added 1 Tblsp. of chili powder. Mmmmmm!!!

Jun 02, 2007

When I first set eyes on this recipe, I was sceptical. It was too easy to be good. I gave it a try anyway and followed the others' suggestion to add pepper to it. Surprisingly enough it was delicious !!! I can hardly wait to share the recipe with my friends. Many of them gave it a try and it is now a big hit among us. So I'm giving it a rating what it deserves, 5 brights stars !!!

Jul 27, 2007

A great recipe. I cooked the onion and garlic with the beef, added beef bouillion to the water and nixed the MSG. Also, I increased the amounts of both garlic and chili powder. I needed to add a bit of white sugar to balance the acidity, but it was probably due to the tomato sauce I used. Thanks much, though. It was just what I was looking for. (This sauce also makes for fabulous garbage fries - pour onto hot cooked french fries and add sour cream or ranch dressing, cheese, peppers, etc. Yum!)


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  • Calories
  • 66 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 1.6 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 16 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 5.1 g
  • 8%
  • Fiber
  • 0.4 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 3.5 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 239 mg
  • 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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