Chili Coney Dogs Recipe
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Chili Coney Dogs Recipe

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Everyone in our family, from smallest kids to oldest adults, loves these hot dogs. They're so easy to throw together in the morning, or even the night before. —Michele Harris, Vicksburg, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Dash cayenne pepper
  • 8 hot dogs
  • 8 hot dog buns, split
  • Optional toppings: shredded cheddar cheese, relish and chopped onion

Nutritional Facts

1 chili dog (calculated without optional toppings): 371 calories, 20g fat (8g saturated fat), 53mg cholesterol, 992mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 21g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat 6-8 minutes or until no longer pink, breaking into crumbles; drain. Stir in tomato sauce, water, Worcestershire sauce, onion and seasonings.
  2. Place hot dogs in a 3-qt. slow cooker; top with beef mixture. Cook, covered, on low 4-5 hours or until heated through. Serve on buns with toppings as desired. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Chili Coney Dogs in Simple & Delicious June/July 2010, p62

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rllewis7 User ID: 7124309 252699
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2016

"This is such a fun, family-friendly recipe! It's great for summer, as its quick, easy, and doesn't heat up the whole house."

Remenec User ID: 6059530 251730
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2016

"This was a simple, but very tasty sauce. My family loved it! I liked that it wasn't too bland, but wasn't too spicy, either. If my kids like it, you know it's a keeper! :)"

KimandTommy User ID: 7946929 239919
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2015 Edited Jun. 8, 2016

"To me this was very average and even though it wasn't tons of trouble to make, it was too much trouble condidering what it is."

Appy_Girl User ID: 1132413 236024
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2015

"5 Star rating from my Kitchen. This was most enjoyable. Its got a little Bark to it. Just enough to enjoy * I had no tomato sauce so I used tomato paste and water. I'd hands down make this one again. Next time I will be sure to have all of the trimmings. Mine only simmered for about 45 minutes. I down sized it for just 2.

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motherofdogs User ID: 265088 230375
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2015

"I made this for the first time for dinner. I mixed the sauce ingredients together, added the hot dogs, and let it sit all morning in a covered bowl in the refrigerator. When I came home for lunch, I put the hot dogs in the crockpot and covered with the sauce, then cooked on low for 4 1/2 hours. I used the good suggestions of other posters - I did not add the water, and I did stir in a bit of brown sugar. Very good! Even DH enjoyed this meal. He always says NEVER to cook hot dogs in a crockpot. The sauce, for him, made a wonderful difference."

sd20 User ID: 5560294 225125
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2015

"Pretty good but not planning on making it again."

kippyj User ID: 530854 167249
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2013

"Being the author of this recipe, I'm delighted to know so many people are enjoying it. I'm also glad to know that many of you have changed it to make it your own. Recipes should be versatile. Some people didn't like the extra liquid, but in Kalamazoo there is a Coney Island that is over a hundred years old and I based my recipe on theirs. The Coney sauce is served with a slotted spoon. I just wanted something similar to serve at home. Thank you for all the wonderful feedback! Michele Harris, Vicksburg, MI"

tamstrat User ID: 6818678 184016
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2012

"This is my go to recipe for coney dogs. I never change a thing and it always turns out perfectly. I never, ever have leftovers and have given out the recipe several times. Thanks for sharing the recipe."

MyLittleChickadees User ID: 3556835 170194
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2012

"If you like to eat this by picking the bun, don't use any water. The consistency is perfect without it. This recipe was a big hit at camp last week and I'll definitely make again."

therecipequeen User ID: 5671051 184013
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2012

"Added some brown sugar as suggested by another review and par boiled some Italian sausage and added them too and OH SO GOOD!"

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