Coney Island Hot Dogs

Coney Island Hot Dogs

You know what, it’s time for ‘morale food.’ You know, that food that lifts your spirits when times are rough? Well, I may not be able to transport you to Brooklyn or to the boardwalk for a Nathan’s Coney Dog, but I can certainly tell you how to make them in the comfort of your own home. These hot dogs are a perfect balance of sweet & savory and a sure-fire way to lift the spirits of everyone in your house.


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 TB sugar
  • 2 TB vinegar
  • 2 TB yellow mustard
  • 1/4 tsp celery seed
  • 1/4 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • In a medium sauce pan over medium heat, brown ground beef and onion until beef is cooked through and crumbly. Drain any grease from the pan.
  • Stir in the ketchup, sugar, vinegar, yellow mustard, celery seed, Worcestershire sauce, black pepper, and salt.
  • Reduce heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.


Serve hot dogs + buns topped with shredded cheddar cheese, extra onions, mustard – really, whatever you like. Add in a cookie for dessert because you’ve earned it.
Leftovers will keep for up to 5 days in the refrigerator or up to 6 months in the freezer.