CopyCat Lafayette Coney Island Sauce

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 3 Ratings
Serves: 20 or so hotdogs
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1 lb lean ground beef
3 Tbsp canola oil
14 oz chicken stock
4 Tbsp flour
1 Tbsp each, chili powder and paprika
1 tsp each cumin and tumeric
3 cubes chicken bouillon
6 oz v-8 juice

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Sherry Peyton Recipe
Well Seasoned
Las Cruces, NM (pop. 97,618)
Member Since Jul 2011
Sherry's notes for this recipe:
This is pure nostalgia. This is as close to perfect as it gets. When I worked in Detroit, I ate hundreds of these and there is nothing like it in the world. The Lafayette coney island sauce is unique. When I smelled this, I smiled, when I tasted it, I wept. I would swim in it if it were possible. If you want the Detroit Coney experience, then do make this. It's an odd recipe, but easy and quick. And if you ask for chili fries in Detroit, it will come covered in this sauce. If you like this recipe see others at my website:
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Heat the oil in a large saute pan and brown the meat in it until no longer pink. Use a potato masher to break it up into very small bits.
In a blender, add all the rest and whirr up for a couple of seconds. Pour into the cooked meat, and heat until it comes to a soft boil and it thickens up.
When done, remove 2 c from the pan and return to blender and puree. Pour back in the pan. You are done. Serve at the table with a ladle.
Proper coney eating etiquette: place two buns on a plate, add a hot dog to each. Ladle about 2-3 tbsp of sauce on each. Throw on a handful of raw diced onions and squiggle some ballpark mustard atop. Grab a fork!

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user Kelly Williams Wildflours - Dec 16, 2011
user Barbara Oseland BOseland - Dec 16, 2011
ooooh, You always have something that sounds good! Cannot wait to try with my turkey dogs.
user Sherry Peyton SherryPeyton - Dec 17, 2011
Barbara, I did not read that! Turkey dogs? blasphermer! lol...enjoy!
Hope you like it Kelly. I'm getting quite a collection of your recipes saved up! lol.
user Barbara Oseland BOseland - Dec 17, 2011
Wish I could have the regular, but I will take what I can get...hehehe
user Tara Pacheco tnj2008 - Dec 20, 2011
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