Coney Island Hot Dog Sauce

Submitted by ALONG37264


This is very popular around Michigan at Coney Island restaurants or diners.

1 Tbsp butter
1 Tbsp margarine
1 1/2 lb of ground beef
2 medium sweet onions, diced very fine
1 clove of garlic crushed
2 Tbsp chili powder
1 Tbsp French's mustard
1 8-oz can tomato sauce
3/4 cup water
4 to 5 hot dogs, ground up
salt and pepper to taste

Melt butter and margarine then add uncooked ground beef, onion, spices, mustard, tomato sauce and water.  DO NOT add hotdogs at this point.  Simmer the mixture until thick, grind up hotdogs in meat grinder or food processor and add to sauce cooking for 15 more minutes.  It is very important NOT to brown the ground beef, but to cook it with all the other ingredients as described. 
To make a Michigan style coney dog........Steam your hot dog bun, place a heaping spoonful of coney sauce on hotdog, add chopped onion and little mustard. Enjoy!!
This sauce freezes well also.