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Classic Coney Island Sauce

Classic Coney Island Sauce is an easy way to recreate your favorite drive-in treat.  Served over hot dogs and topped with cheese, this sauce is finger-licking good!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: classic coney island sauce, Coney Island Hot Dog, Coney Island Sauce, Coney Sauce, hot dog coney, hot dog sauce
Servings: 8 people
Author: Barbara


  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 3 small onions diced
  • 6 oz. can tomato paste
  • 2 Tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon celery seeds
  • 2 (15 oz.) cans kidney beans


  • Heat olive oil in a skillet.
  • Add diced onions, and cook until light brown, stirring constantly over medium heat.
  • Add ground beef, tomato paste, chili powder, salt, and celery seed, cooking until meat is browned.
  • Drain kidney beans; pulse in food processor until pulverized.
  • Add beans to meat mixture.
  • Simmer until thick.
  • Serve over hot dogs.