Grandpa’s Classic Coney Sauce

My Grandfather owned a drive-in restaurant back in the 1950’s. This is his exact recipe for Coney Dogs from back in the day. I make this on special occasions and it is always hit with friends and family. Enjoy.

Grandpa’s Classic Coney Sauce

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  • 2 pounds ground beef

  • 1/2 cup chopped onion

  • 1 1/2 cups ketchup

  • 1/4 cup white sugar

  • 1/4 cup white vinegar

  • 1/4 cup prepared yellow mustard

  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed

  • 3/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 3/4 teaspoon salt


  • Place the ground beef and onion in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring to crumble, until beef is browned. Drain. Transfer the beef and onion to a slow cooker and stir in the ketchup, sugar, vinegar and mustard. Season with celery seed, Worcestershire sauce, pepper and salt. Cover and simmer on Low setting for a few hours before serving.

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