Coney Island Hot Dogs are perfectly cooked and topped with tasty homemade hot dog chili. This recipe is about as close to authentic as you’ll get!
Ready for one of my favorite scrumptious hot dog recipes? Coney Island hot dogs are really tasty and so easy to make. After a little prep work, you throw everything for the hot dog chili in your crockpot for a couple of hours and you are ready to go. You can eat some chips and salsa, drink a Beergarita, and relax while the crockpot does the work! When you team up ground beef, hot dogs, cheese, and onions, you are set for one delicious bite after another. It’s always a crowd favorite and is a great homemade hot dog chili recipe to serve at any gathering.
CONEY ISLAND HOT DOGS
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What is A Coney Island Hot Dog?
A coney dog is an incredible classic recipe that stems from the infamous Coney Island. It’s essentially a regular hot dog that is topped with meat sauce, cheese, and onions. You can also put ketchup and mustard on top if you like.
There’s nothing too glamorous about this one, but it sure is amazing. If you can’t make it over to Coney Island to get an authentic dog, then you’ll love this copycat recipe that will make you feel like you’re there.
Ingredients to Make Coney Island Hot Dogs
This might seem like a lot of ingredients for a recipe that seems so simple, but trust me, it’s not nearly as complicated as it looks. It’s just a lot of spices and toppings you’ll need to really make the recipe over the top.
- Ground Beef
- White Onion
- Chili Powder
- Yellow Mustard
- Tomato Paste
- Brown Sugar
- Salt & Pepper
- Hot Dogs
- Hot Dog Buns
- Cheddar Cheese
How To Boil Hot Dogs
There are a few different ways you can cook hot dogs, but for this recipe, we like to boil them. If you aren’t quite sure how to boil your hot dogs, here’s how:
- Pour water into a medium-sized saucepan and set the heat on medium-high. Add the salt to the water. Place the desired number of hot dogs in the water.
- Continue heating on medium-high until water begins to boil then turn the temperature down a little to a roaring simmer. Then turn off the heat and drain and serve.
Once the hot dogs are cooked, put one in a steamed bun, top with coney sauce, cheese, and onions. Then try to eat just one. 😉
How Long to Boil Hot Dogs
Hot dogs should boil for about 5 minutes.
What To Serve With Coney Island Hot Dogs?
Chili dogs are a great easy recipe to break out for parties and can be paired with so many other great finger foods and party classics. There are a few of my favorite dishes to serve with these hot dogs.
Can I Make This Homemade Hot Dog Chili in an Instant Pot?
I love a good crockpot recipe, that you can let sit for a while, but the instant pot option is great when you are short on time. The only change you will make for a pressure cooker is the time. Once you place all your ingredients in the pot, set it to cook for 10 minutes on the manual setting, then let the pressure manually release for about 10 minutes once the timer goes off before removing the lid.
More Hot Dog Recipes You’ll Love
- Crock Pot Honey BBQ Hot Dog Bites
- Pizza Hot Dogs
- Jalapeno Popper Hot Dogs
- Classic Chili Dogs
- Pretzel Wrapped Hot Dogs
- More Main Dish Recipes…
Tools Used To Make Coney Island Hot Dogs
Non-Stick Skillet: A good non-stick skillet is essential for so many recipes and is great for any of your stove-top cooking needs.
Potato Masher: This tool works great for more than just mashing potatoes, it helps you get that perfectly ground-up meat.
Crock-Pot: This is a kitchen tool you need to have if you love recipes that don’t take a lot of attention. Just turn it on and watch it work its magic over the course of a few hours.
*This post originally posted on 08/30/2012.
Hot Dog Chili
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1.5 lbs ground beef
- 1 white onion minced
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
- 6 ounces tomato paste
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 16 hot dogs
- 16 hot dog buns
- 1/2 cup cheddar cheese shredded
- 1/2 cup white onion diced
- yellow mustard
Hot Dog Chili
- In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the ground beef to the skillet. Be sure to break up the meat as fine as possible as it cooks. (A potato masher works great for this!)
- Add the minced onion to the skillet after 5 minutes. Cook for until the ground beef is no longer pink and the onions have softened, about 5 minutes more.
- Drain any excess grease from the skillet and return to the stovetop. Add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes until fragrant, stirring often.
- Add the chili powder, mustard, tomato paste, water, brown sugar, and Worcestershire sauce to the skillet and stir everything together. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Pour everything into a slow cooker and on LOW. Cook for 2 hours. Stir the hot dog chili and check the seasoning before serving.
- Place hot dogs in warmed buns. Top with hot dog chili, cheddar cheese, and onions. Add ketchup and mustard if desired. Serve immediately.
- Nutritonal information is for 1/4 cup hot dog chili, 1 tablespoon cheddar cheese, 1 tablespoon onions, and one hot dog with bun.
- This recipe makes about 4 cups of hot dog chili, enoguh for 16 Coney Island hot dogs.