Coney Island Hot Dogs and Sauce
Chili meat sauce ladled over hot dogs in a soft bun are an amusement park classic.
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
- Combine tomato sauce, onion, water, garlic, chili powder and salt in a mixing bowl; set aside.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.