Chili Coney Dogs Recipe
- 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
- 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.
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.
Reviews for Chili Coney Dogs
"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! :)"
"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."
"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.JanieTaste of Home Volunteer Field Editor*"
"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."
"Pretty good but not planning on making it again."
"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"
"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."
"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."
"Added some brown sugar as suggested by another review and par boiled some Italian sausage and added them too and OH SO GOOD!"
"This recipe is so easy and absolutely delicious - even my husband who doesn't like hot dogs agrees. I can't wait to make it again! I have printed it off and also forwarded it to friends and family to share."
"TRIED THIS RECIPE AND IT WAS GREAT. MY HUSBAND SAID IT ONLY NEEDED A LITTLE BIT OF BROWN SUGAR ADDED TO MAKE IT BETTER. IT'S A KEEPER."
"This had a very good flavor! Next time I will just add more burger or less liquid to try and make it a little thicker."
"Delicious! This is how I will be fixing our hotdogs from now on."
"Delicious. I'm usually not a big fan of hotdogs, but my husband is so I fixed this for him. We both LOVED it! I will be preparing hotdogs this way from now on."
"Oh, I feel like such a "dog" myself. I got so excited over this recipe that I forgot to thank it's author .... Michelle Harris, thank you so much for this recipe; hope you saw my review (along with others) and hope you know what a winner you've submitted here; life will never be the same, and thank god for that, because it just got a little easier, and tastier, because of you."
"Absolutely the best!!!! So simple I'm shocked I just didn't think of it myself. Browning/draining the ground beef is about the most work you'll do here, which is practically no work at all really. Everything else is just stir, place in crock, switch-on low, and GO!! That's it!!!! And the results? Like you fussed all day. Truly one of the best chili dogs I've ever had. The seasoning goes into the franks, the smokeyness of the franks goes into the chili, all one big happy family! I added some cumin and a little more cayenne for my taste, and also substituted the water with dark lager beer; it was awesome to say the least. Also, the make ahead option made it even easier (if that's possible); after browning/draining the beef, I turned off the heat, stirred in the ingredients (without the franks), cooled it down, stored it in a plastic container overnight, and the next day, simply just added the franks and chili and switched on low about 5 hours prior to dinner. This is a keeper, especially for the hot summer!!!"
"This a 5+ star rating. I just made and served it to my family and they are raving. It was so gooooood! Followed recipe exactly and would not change anything. Thank you so much for a great recipe!"
"This was so unbelievably good! Super easy to make, too! A Keeper!!!"
"Great idea, but this did not taste like I expected. I should have omitted the 1/2 cup water - it was a little too runny and not enough chili-dog-flavored. Not bad, but not good enough to make again. -Lori in WI."
"These were okay but nothing spectacular. I won't make them again, and my family concurs. Oh, well..."
"Very flavorful and what a great idea! I will make this again."
"I fed this to a bunch of softball playing guys and they all LOVED it!!! It worked great in the crockpot because we didn't really know when we would be back to eat. I actually left it on my keep warm setting for about 6 hours and they were perfect!!!! Thanks!"
"My whole family loved them!"