Drive-In Coney Dog

Posted: June 21

Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 14 servings

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From the recipes of Greek immigrants to diner tables the world over, the Drive-In Coney Dog has had a long and storied history... the next chapter of which takes place in your kitchen. The hot dog is as juicy and beefy as ever, slathered in a deeply savory and meaty sauce, almost chili-like in its thickness and flavor. Drive-In Coney Dog is a quick way to shake up your barbeque or cookout, adding a delicious way to beef up (see what we did there) your dinner. Don't forget the cheese for topping!


• 2 pounds ground chuck, finely ground • 2 large onions, finely diced, plus more for topping • 4 teaspoons chili powder • red pepper flakes, to taste • 2 tablespoons prepared yellow mustard • 1 teaspoon ground cumin, optional • 1 (24-ounce) can or jar of tomato sauce, plus more to taste • salt, to taste • pepper, to taste • 14 hot dogs, cooked • 14 hot dog buns, optionally toasted • cheese, optional, shredded, for topping


Step 1

In a saucepan, sauté the ground chuck and onions over medium heat until the meat is browned, about 6-8 minutes.

Step 2

Add the chili powder, red pepper flakes, yellow mustard, cumin, tomato sauce, salt, and pepper.

Step 3

Reduce the heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the sauce thickens, about 30-40 minutes.

Step 4

Place the cooked hot dogs in the buns.

Step 5

Carefully ladle the sauce over the hot dogs in the buns.

Step 6

Sprinkle the meat sauce with the additional onions and cheese.

Step 7


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