People may disagree on what makes an authentic Coney Island Hot Dog, but you will agree that this Coney Island Hot Dog Recipe is delicious! Perfectly spiced and full of flavor, this is one hot dog recipe you’ll want to keep on file!
Originally posted June 2, 2012 – photos and post updated May 21, 2018
If you’ve been following Taste and Tell for awhile, you know that I kinda love hot dogs. In fact, I have posted full weeks filled with hot dog recipes. Well, it’s been way too long since I’ve even talked about a hot dog, so I decided to repost this Coney Island Hot Dog Recipe.
But here’s the thing – when I went back and remade the original recipe, I wasn’t totally in love with it. And one thing I’ve been trying really hard to do lately is to make sure every recipe I have posted here on Taste and Tell is a winner. This is also why you’ve seen a lot of oldies from the archives being reposted – I’m going back in and re-testing and tweaking recipes to make sure they are delicious.
Would you believe I made this Coney Island Hot Dog Recipe 4 times to get it how I wanted it? Let’s just say my family has had their fill of Coney dogs for the next little while. (Me, on the other hand? I don’t think I could ever get sick of them!!) So there are some changes to the recipe that I had posted here for a few years, but I really believe that the changes make this recipe so, so good.
I also want to mention that I read article after article online about traditional Coney Island Hot Dogs, and I am convinced that no one will ever agree on what a “true” Coney Island Hot Dog recipe is. And that’s ok by me. I’ve never been to Coney Island, and I’ve never had an authentic Coney Island Hot Dog. But I can say that these are delicious and 100% worth making. And that’s what really matters, right?
How to make this Coney Island Hot Dog Recipe
- Start by browning the ground beef and onion. Then add your spices, followed by the tomato sauce, water, mustard, and Worcestershire sauce.
- Simmer the mixture until it is thickened, about 20 minutes.
What to serve with Coney Island Hot Dogs
- Potato Chips
- Potato Salad
- Fresh veggies and dip
- Corn on the Cob
- Sweet Potato Tots
- Sautéed Green Beans with Cherry Tomatoes
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People may disagree on what makes an authentic Coney Island Hot Dog, but you will agree that this Coney Island Hot Dog Recipe is delicious! Perfectly spiced, full of flavor, this is one hot dog recipe you’ll want to keep on file!
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1/2 cup diced yellow onion
- 2 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
- 1 tablespoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
- 8 oz tomato sauce
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 8 hot dog buns
- 8 hot dogs
- Shredded cheese, finely diced onion, and yellow mustard, for serving
Place a large skillet over medium-high heat and add the ground beef and the onion. Cook, breaking up the beef as it cooks, until the beef is browned and the onion is soft. Stir in the chili powder, cumin, salt, garlic powder, and celery salt and cook for an additional 3 minutes. Stir in the tomato sauce, water, mustard and Worcestershire sauce. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes, or until thickened. (If the chili becomes too thick, add more water to loosen it up.)
While the sauce is simmering, heat the oven to 300ºF. Wrap the buns in foil and place in the oven and bake until heated through, about 10 minutes.
Put the hot dogs in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil and cook the hot dogs until they are heated through, 5-8 minutes.
To serve, place the hot dogs in the buns and top with the chili. If desired, top the chili with shredded cheese, finely diced onion and yellow mustard.
Adapted from Every Day with Rachael Ray April 2010
Nutrition information provided as an estimate only. Various brands and products can change the counts.
- Serving Size: 1 hot dog
- Calories: 490
- Sugar: 8 g
- Sodium: 1261 mg
- Fat: 28 g
- Saturated Fat: 12 g
- Unsaturated Fat: 1 g
- Trans Fat: 1 g
- Carbohydrates: 35 g
- Fiber: 3 g
- Protein: 25 g
- Cholesterol: 81 mg