How to Make Hot Dog Chili (Coney Island Style)

by Tara Kimball ; Updated September 28, 2017

Coney Island-style hot dogs are steamed hot dogs with a rich, bean-less beef chili sauce topping. Chili dogs are a staple in the comfort food category, and can be a versatile base for many additional toppings including sauerkraut or chopped onions. Create a homemade hot dog chili for a fresh flavor without added salt and preservatives.

Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large saucepan until it is thin in consistency, indicating it is hot. Add 1 small onion, chopped fine. Cook the onion until it starts to turn translucent, then add 1 diced garlic clove. Cook the garlic for one to two minutes.

Add 1 pound of ground beef and cook it until it is fully browned. Drain any grease from the pan after the beef is browned. Mix in 1 tablespoon chili powder and 2 teaspoons of ground cumin. Blend 1 tablespoon of classic yellow mustard, a 6 ounce can of tomato paste and 1 cup of beef broth with the meat.

Bring the mixture to a slight boil over medium-high heat. Lower the temperature to medium-low and simmer for 20 minutes. Stir the chili periodically and turn the heat off when it starts to thicken.

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Tara Kimball is a former accounting professional with more than 10 years of experience in corporate finance and small business accounting. She has also worked in desktop support and network management. Her articles have appeared in various online publications.