Spanish Hot Dog Sauce

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Whether you call it Coney sauce, chili sauce or Spanish Hot Dog Sauce, it’s a favorite that takes you right back to your childhood. This restaurant-style hot dog sauce has the perfect amount of spice to top off your favorite dog!

Spanish Hot Dog Sauce Recipe:

Looking for an easy hotdog sauce recipe?  You’re in luck. I’ve got a simple Coney sauce recipe that is sure to please.

This chili sauce for hot dogs is actually a copycat recipe from B & K Root Beer Stand in Logansport, IN.  My girl, Maryann, got this recipe from a friend and co-worker, and Maryann made these for my family when we visited over Labor Day.

Let me tell you. Husbands and kids alike love chili dogs. Top your dogs with a heap of Spanish sauce, and then sprinkle on some shredded cheddar cheese. Yummy!

This brings me to another good point. I had no idea that Coney sauce is also called Spanish sauce.  Maryann and her mother-in-law, Beth, taught me this.  Coney sauce, Spanish sauce and chili sauce are all interchangeable names for a hot dog topped with a delicious tomato-based or ketchup-based sauce.

Sometimes chili sauce contains beans and sometimes it doesn’t. It’s truly just a matter of preference. If you’re looking for a bean-based Coney Island sauce, check that out here.

Whether you call it Coney sauce, chili sauce or Spanish Hot Dog Sauce, it's a cult favorite that takes you right back to your childhood. This restaurant-style hot dog sauce has the perfect amount of spice to top off your favorite dog!

What is Spanish Sauce for hot dogs?

Spanish hot dog sauce is another name for Coney sauce and/or chili sauce.  The easy hot dog sauce is tomato-based, spiced with chili powder.

How to Use Leftover Coney Island Sauce?

There’s countless ways to use leftover Spanish hot dog sauce.  Serve it like Soppy Joes on a bun, top a baked potato with leftover chili sauce and shredded cheese, use it in chili or taco soup as the meat or make nachos!

 

Whether you call it Coney sauce, chili sauce or Spanish Hot Dog Sauce, it's a cult favorite that takes you right back to your childhood. This restaurant-style hot dog sauce has the perfect amount of spice to top off your favorite dog!

How to Make Spanish Sauce for Hot Dogs:

  1. In a large skillet, mix raw ground beef and water.
  2. To the mixture, add onion, ketchup, chili powder and salt.
  3. Simmer for 1 hour, stirring frequently.
  4. Right before serving, add vinegar and stir.
  5. Serve over hot dogs, and add shredded cheese if desired.

For the full recipe and ingredient list for copycat B & K Spanish Sauce, scroll to the bottom of this post.  

Whether you call it Coney sauce, chili sauce or Spanish Hot Dog Sauce, it's a cult favorite that takes you right back to your childhood. This restaurant-style hot dog sauce has the perfect amount of spice to top off your favorite dog!

Notes About Chili Hot Dog Sauce:

  • If desired, use dehydrated chopped onions in place of fresh, chopped onions.
  • If you prefer a looser, wetter chili hot dog sauce, add more water while simmering.
  • Add salt to taste, starting with 1 teaspoon and going up to 2 teaspoons.
  • White vinegar gives a nice little tang to this copycat B&K root beer Spanish sauce recipe.  Start with 1 tablespoon and add up to 2 tablespoons total of white vinegar based on your taste buds!
  • As you can see from above, be sure to taste this sauce as it cooks so that you can alter the flavor to fit your tastes!

Whether you call it Coney sauce, chili sauce or Spanish Hot Dog Sauce, it's a cult favorite that takes you right back to your childhood. This restaurant-style hot dog sauce has the perfect amount of spice to top off your favorite dog!

More Kid Friendly Ground Beef Recipes:

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Cheeseburger Turnovers

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Hamburger Goulash

Ground Beef Goulash might be the easiest, family-pleasing meal of all time. The combination of ground beef, tomatoes, and elbow macaroni and a handful of other easy ingredients comes together to create the perfect marriage of flavors. Believe us when we say, this recipe is a keeper.

Mexican Lasagna

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Spanish Hot Dog Sauce

Whether you call it Coney sauce, chili sauce or Spanish Hot Dog Sauce, it's a cult favorite that takes you right back to your childhood. This restaurant-style hot dog sauce has the perfect amount of spice to top off your favorite dog!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: b&k root beer spanish sauce recipe, b&k spanish sauce recipe logansport, chili hot dog sauce, chili sauce for hot dogs, classic coney island sauce, Coney Island Hot Dog, Coney Island Sauce, Coney Sauce, copycat b & k spanish hot dog sauce, hot dog coney, spanish hot dog sauce, spanish sauce, spanish sauce for hot dogs, what is spanish sauce for hot dogs
Servings: 12
Calories: 241kcal
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground beef raw
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 - 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 - 2 Tablespoons white vinegar

Instructions

  • In a large skillet, mix raw hamburger and water; add onion.
  • Heat until it comes to a simmer; add ketchup, chili powder and 1 teaspoon salt.
    Whether you call it Coney sauce, chili sauce or Spanish Hot Dog Sauce, it's a cult favorite that takes you right back to your childhood. This restaurant-style hot dog sauce has the perfect amount of spice to top off your favorite dog!
  • Simmer for 1 hour, stirring frequently. If the mixture becomes too dry, add more water, a little at a time.
    Whether you call it Coney sauce, chili sauce or Spanish Hot Dog Sauce, it's a cult favorite that takes you right back to your childhood. This restaurant-style hot dog sauce has the perfect amount of spice to top off your favorite dog!
  • Taste, and add up to another teaspoon salt.
  • Right before serving, stir in white vinegar, starting with 1 tablespoon and adding up to 1 additional tablespoon based on flavor.
    Whether you call it Coney sauce, chili sauce or Spanish Hot Dog Sauce, it's a cult favorite that takes you right back to your childhood. This restaurant-style hot dog sauce has the perfect amount of spice to top off your favorite dog!

Notes

  • If desired, use dehydrated chopped onions in place of fresh, chopped onions.
  • If you prefer a looser, wetter chili hot dog sauce, add more water while simmering.
  • Add salt to taste, starting with 1 teaspoon and going up to 2 teaspoons. 
  • White vinegar gives a nice little tang to these copycat B&K root beer Spanish sauce recipe.  Start with 1 tablespoon and add up to 2 tablespoons total of white vinegar based on your taste buds!
  • For a classic Coney dog recipe, try this version!

Nutrition

Calories: 241kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 1008mg | Potassium: 350mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 428IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 2mg

Whether you call it Coney sauce, chili sauce or Spanish Hot Dog Sauce, it's a cult favorite that takes you right back to your childhood. This restaurant-style hot dog sauce has the perfect amount of spice to top off your favorite dog!

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