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detroit style coney sauce

Recipe by
Amy H.
Detroit, MI

American Coney Island in downtown Detroit has been selling Detroiters coneys for over a hundred years! The Coney Dog is a hot dog on a steamed bun with chili, mustard, and finely diced onions.

yield 4 -6
prep time 5 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Stove Top

Ingredients For detroit style coney sauce

  • 1/2 lb
    ground chuck
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 c
    tomato sauce
  • 1/4 c
  • 1 tsp
    chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp
    dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground thyme
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1 tsp

How To Make detroit style coney sauce

  • 1
    Brown ground beef, onion, in a large saucepan until meat is cooked. Drain. Add salt and black pepper. Add tomato sauce and water.
  • 2
    Add spices. Simmer for over low heat for 1 hour, add more water 1/8 cup at a time if needed to thin this sauce.
  • 3
    Serve over hot dogs or loose meat with mustard and diced onion!