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Homemade Coney Island Hot Dog Sauce Recipe

Homemade Coney Island Hot Dog Sauce Recipe

This Coney Island hot dog sauce is packed full of flavor and will make your basic hot dogs reach another level of deliciousness.
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 12 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 12 minutes
Servings: 12


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp salt (or more to taste)
  • ¼ tsp ground allspice
  • ¼ tsp ground mustard
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ⅛ tsp ground cumin
  • ⅛ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ⅙ tsp freshly ground black pepper (or more to taste)
  • ⅛ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ¼ cup tomato paste
  • 2 cups of water

For the hot dogs:

  • 12 hot dogs
  • 12 hot dog buns


  • 2 large onions, finely chopped
  • Prepared yellow mustard to taste
  • Optional: Shredded cheddar to cheese


  • In a medium-sized pot or pan, cook the ground beef until browned. Drain excess liquids
  • Add the chopped onions
  • Measure your spices and mix them into the ground meat and onions
  • Next, add your tomato paste, salt, and pepper
  • Lastly, add 2 cups of water and simmer for 1-2 hrs depending on how you like your meat sauce. Coney Island hot dog sauce is supposed to be a bit runny
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