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Coney Island Hot Dogs and Sauce

No recipe image available.Chili meat sauce ladled over hot dogs in a soft bun are an amusement park classic.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
1/2 cup diced onion
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon minced garlic
3/4 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 pound lean ground beef
8 hot dogs
8 hot dog buns

Cooking Directions:

  1. Combine tomato sauce, onion, water, garlic, chili powder and salt in a mixing bowl; set aside.
  2. In a heavy skillet over medium heat, brown ground beef, stirring often to break up any clumps. When just browned, stir in tomato sauce mixture; simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. Grill, boil or microwave hot dogs. Toast hot dog buns on grill or under broiler, if desired. Serve hot dogs with buns and meat sauce.
  4. If desired, serve with one or more of these traditional accompaniments: yellow or brown mustard, chopped onion, grated cheddar cheese, pickle relish and potato chips.

Makes 8 servings.