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Coney Island Hot Dogs

Your classic wiener and bun combo, but the meaty chili sauce is what separates these Coney Island Hot Dogs from all other hotdogs. Top it with some cheese, onions, and mustard and this is a recipe you'll want to keep on file!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 401kcal
Author: Amy Nash


Chili Sauce

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 large yellow onion diced, divided
  • 2 Tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 Tablespoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon celery salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 8 oz tomato sauce
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 Tablespoon yellow mustard + more for topping
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce


  • 8 hot dog buns
  • 8 hot dogs
  • Shredded cheese
  • Finely diced onion
  • Yellow mustard for serving


  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Wrap hot dog buns in foil.
  • Brown the ground beef with half of the chopped onions in a large skillet over medium-high heat, breaking it up as it cooks until no longer pink and the onion has softened, about 5 minutes.
  • Add in the chili powder, cumin, salt, garlic powder, and celery salt. Cook for another 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add tomato sauce, water, mustard, and Worcestershire sauce. Once the mixture comes to a boil, reduce the heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes until thickened. Add additional water, if needed, if the mixture becomes too thick.
  • While the sauce simmers, wrap the hot dog buns in foil and place them in the oven to heat through for about 10 minutes.
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the hot dogs and cook for 5-7 minutes until heated through.
  • To assemble, place a hot dog in each on the warmed buns and top with the chili. Sprinkle shredded cheese and finely diced onion on top, then finish with a squirt of yellow mustard. Serve immediately.



Calories: 401kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 1220mg | Potassium: 472mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 730IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 121mg | Iron: 5mg