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flints original coney island sauce

a recipe by
Vickey Yott Morrissey
Grayling, MI

Flint is known for all their coney island places, and they have the best sauce in the country. Kogel Viennas are the ONLY hotdog! Mom saved this from the Flint Journal in 1978 and we have made it ever since. It makes a big batch, so I freeze what is left in meal size portions for 2-3 people. Sometimes I even make a double batch.

serves A LOT!
prep time 20 Min
cook time 1 Hr 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For flints original coney island sauce

  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 1/2 lb
    ground chuck
  • 2 md
    yellow onions, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp
    chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp
    yellow mustard
  • 6 oz
    tomato paste (1 can)
  • 1 clove
    minced garlic
  • 6 oz
    water (rinse tomatoe paste can)
  • 4-5
    koegel viennas (hotdogs with casing)

How To Make flints original coney island sauce

  • 1
    Combine all ingredients except hotdogs in a large saucepan. DO NOT brown ground chuck first!
  • 2
    Simmer until thickened about 45-60 minutes. You can break up the beef while it is simmering.
  • 3
    Grind the hotdogs and add to the sauce. Make sure they are finely ground or minced fine. Cook for 15 minutes. Ready to finish off your favorite hotdogs, or serve over french fries covered in cheese!