From the youngest kids to the oldest adults, everyone in our family loves these hot dogs. Inspired by the classic Coney dog, they’re so easy to throw together in the morning or even the night before. —Michele Harris, Vicksburg, Michigan
Optional toppings: Shredded cheddar cheese, relish and chopped onion
In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink, 6-8 minutes, breaking into crumbles; drain. Stir in tomato sauce, water, Worcestershire sauce, dried minced onion and seasonings.
Place hot dogs in a 3-qt. slow cooker; top with beef mixture. Cook, covered, on low 4-5 hours or until heated through. Serve on buns with toppings as desired.
Chili Coney Dog Recipe Tips
What's the difference between a Coney dog and a chili dog?
They might seem like different names for the same style of hot dog, but Coney Island dogs are smothered with a meat sauce that's not exactly chili—plus onions and yellow mustard. Chili dogs can be topped with meat and bean chili as well as cheese or cheese sauce.
Where did the Coney dog originate?
This hot dog originated at the Coney Island boardwalk in Brooklyn, New York, where Nathan Handwerker (yes, that famous Nathan) first sold the meat-topped dogs.