This recipe is similar to the sauce they serve on hot dogs in New York on the street. According to legend, it first showed up at Coney Island, and then grew in popularity until all of the hot dog vendors in the city served it.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium skillet over medium high heat, saute the ground beef for 10 to 15 minutes, or until well browned. Break up with a fork until fine. Add the water, onion, garlic, tomato sauce, chili powder, monosodium glutamate and salt. Allow to simmer for 10 minutes, or until heated thoroughly.

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Nutrition Facts

66 calories; protein 3.5g 7% DV; carbohydrates 1.6g 1% DV; fat 5.1g 8% DV; cholesterol 16.1mg 5% DV; sodium 238.7mg 10% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (47)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2004
This recipe was very good, but a bit too salty. The second time that I made it, I omitted the MSG and just added pepper. With the high salt content in the tomato juice it did not need any more salt. The second try was a big hit with the family. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/13/2008
I didnt use the msg because my daughter cannot have msg. Followed recipe otherwise. I just thought it needed extra things in it... Taste was ok. Than i added a good amount of worcestire sauce and browning liquid. Lots more chilli powder also... ThAn it was better but still tasted more like a sloppy joe than a coney sauce....?? Needs tweaking... Read More
(4)
58 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 29
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2004
This recipe was very good, but a bit too salty. The second time that I made it, I omitted the MSG and just added pepper. With the high salt content in the tomato juice it did not need any more salt. The second try was a big hit with the family. Read More
(56)
Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2006
The first time I made this it was for a fundraiser we had for Cub Scouts. It was a big hit. We sold more hot dogs with the sauce then without. I did change the MSG to pepper. The next time I made it I added more chili power and garlic. Just to add a little kick. Everyone loved it. I now make it at home. We like it over French Fries and Cheeseburgers. My son loves it and always wants me to make it instead of buying the sauce in a can. It is easy to make. I do add all the spices and onions to the ground beef when I brown it. Then I put it in the blender to make it fine. Even with the changes I still give this 5 stars because it is just as good without adding to the recipe Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2003
This recipe was absolutely fabulous:) i added half a green pepper and half a tablespoon of Paprika to give it extra flavour (omitted the MSG) and served it on barbequed hotdogs with chopped raw onion topping. extremely easy to make! everyone loved it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2008
Great flavor! I used milk in place of the water after hearing on TV how milk helps break down the meat while cooking. It worked!! Will be making this one again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2009
Absolutely loved this recipe. I made a few corrections for my taste buds. Omitted the MSG.I added 1 Tblsp. of chili powder. Mmmmmm!!! Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
06/02/2007
When I first set eyes on this recipe I was sceptical. It was too easy to be good. I gave it a try anyway and followed the others' suggestion to add pepper to it. Surprisingly enough it was delicious!!! I can hardly wait to share the recipe with my friends. Many of them gave it a try and it is now a big hit among us. So I'm giving it a rating what it deserves 5 brights stars!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/27/2007
A great recipe. I cooked the onion and garlic with the beef added beef bouillion to the water and nixed the MSG. Also I increased the amounts of both garlic and chili powder. I needed to add a bit of white sugar to balance the acidity but it was probably due to the tomato sauce I used. Thanks much though. It was just what I was looking for. (This sauce also makes for fabulous garbage fries - pour onto hot cooked french fries and add sour cream or ranch dressing cheese peppers etc. Yum!) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2011
This was very tasty. Almost sloppy joe like but maybe because I let it simmer on the stove for about 40 minutes or so instead of just 10 minutes. Only because I made the coney sauce first and hadn't put the french fries in the oven yet. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/07/2007
This was good. Next time I will leave out the salt. And I did not add the msg. I added paprika and pepper instead. Because It was salty I added a Tbs. of brown sugar to balance it out. After that It was really good! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/13/2008
I didnt use the msg because my daughter cannot have msg. Followed recipe otherwise. I just thought it needed extra things in it... Taste was ok. Than i added a good amount of worcestire sauce and browning liquid. Lots more chilli powder also... ThAn it was better but still tasted more like a sloppy joe than a coney sauce....?? Needs tweaking... Read More
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