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Chili Coney Dogs Recipe

Chili Coney Dogs Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

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.

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Reviewed Aug. 20, 2017

"I have been looking for a good (not sweet) chili sauce for a long time. This is awesome . . My family loves heat so I added more chili seasoning and cumin . . It's great thanks for recope"

Reviewed Jul. 27, 2017

"These were very tasty. Bit of a bite but not too hot. Topped with onions and cheese. Only needed to keep in slow cooker 3-1/2 hours and it was ready. Thank you for a new way to do hot dogs."

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."

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! :)"

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."

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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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."

Reviewed Apr. 20, 2015

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

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"

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."

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