Classic Coney Island Hot Dog

Classic Coney Island Hot Dog

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The classic coney island hot dog is a snappy hot dog with a beanless chili sauce and onions. It’s a classic boardwalk tradition. 



For the Chili:

For the Cheese Sauce:

For the Hot Dog:


  1. In a large pot, brown the ground beef (strain off any grease).
  2. Add three-quarters of the diced onion and cook for 5 minutes. (The remaining onion is for the topping.)
  3. Add all of the remaining ingredients.
  4.  Reduce the mixture to a simmer and cook for 30 minutes, stirring frequently.

For the Cheese Sauce:

  1. Add mild to a stove-top pan and warm on medium heat.
  2. Whisk in the cornstarch.
  3. Add 4-ounces of the cheese and whisk until it melts.
  4. Add the remaining 4-ounces of cheese and continue to whisk until fully melted

For the hot dogs

  1. Boil or grill the hot dog.
  2. Gill the buns – just until they start to crisp.
  3. Add the hot dog to the bun.
  4. Top the hot dog with cheese sauce, the chili, diced onions, and pickled jalapenos