RECIPE: Detroit Coney Dog

Updated: Mar 4

Never be afraid to add a little spice to your dog. —INGRAIN, Summer 2019



Makes 4 dogs


4 beef franks (or pork)

4 plain buns

Detroit Chili Sauce (ingredients + recipe below)

Yellow mustard (Ballpark)

1 white onion


CHAR 4 beef/pork franks (preferably short) quickly on the grill or in a grill pan until blackened in spots.


DIVIDE Detroit Chili Sauce among 4 plain buns (warmed/steamed) and nestle a hot dog in each.


TOP Each dog with plenty of yellow mustard and sprinkle lightly with white onions (finely chopped).

DETROIT CHILE SAUCE


1 pound ground beef

Kosher salt

Freshly ground pepper

Vegetable oil

1 small onion (white or yellow)

2 tablespoons chili powder

2 teaspoons cumin

1 teaspoon garlic powder

2 tablespoons tomato paste

1 cup tomato sauce (more if needed)

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce


HEAT

Heavy-bottomed sauté pan or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add 1 pound ground beef, season generously with kosher salt + freshly ground pepper, and cook until meat has browned. Transfer meat to a bowl, discard any liquid in the pan, and lightly wipe out pan with a paper towel.


POUR

Vegetable oil into pan (a thin layer), add 1 small onion (white or yellow, roughly chopped), and cook over medium-high heat until onion is translucent. Stir in 2 tablespoons chili powder + 2 teaspoons cumin + 1 teaspoon garlic powder + 2 tablespoons tomato paste + 1 cup tomato sauce (more if needed) + 1 tablespoon Worcestershire and bring to a boil. Add another ½ cup of tomato sauce if meat looks dry.


REDUCE

Sauce to a simmer and cook until chili has thickened, about 20 minutes.


Grocery List: Detroit Coney Dog


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