Detroit Style Coney Sauce

Amy H.


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.


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5 Min
1 Hr
Stove Top


  • 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!

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