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Coney Dogs for a Crowd

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


32-40 servings

Dress up plain hot dog by topping them with this slightly sweet meat sauce. They're a lot more filling, and everyone comments on their great flavor.—Betty Ann Miller, Holmesville, Ohio


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 bottle (32 ounces) ketchup
  • 2 cups tomato juice
  • 4 packages (1 pound each) hot dogs
  • 32 to 40 hot dog buns, split


  1. In a large saucepan, cook the beef, celery and onion until meat is no longer pink; drain.
  2. Combine the brown sugar, cornstarch, salt and pepper; stir into beef mixture. Add ketchup and tomato juice. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes or until heated through.
  3. Cook hot dogs according to package directions; place on buns. Top each with about 1/4 cup beef mixture.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 207 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 698mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 9g protein.

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