Sunday, January 10, 2010

Raine's Hot Dog Sauce

This is a meat only sauce, no beans, my husband and son love it. I supposedly have the original Coney Island Hot Dog Sauce recipe which was obtained by a step cousin of mine who used to work at a Coney Island Hot Dog stand in the 1950's. But let me tell you it's a VERY BLAND sauce so I made some spicy improvements! It used finely ground beef, and although I didn't have any I pureed the finished sauce instead.


1 lb hamburger

1 medium to small onion finely chopped OR 1 Tbs onion powder

6 oz can tomato paste plus 4 cans water.

2 Tbs chili powder

1/2 to tsp red hot or at least 1/2 tsp cayenne red pepper

2 tsp sugar

3 cloves minced garlic

1/2 tsp thyme

slat and pepper optional.

1. Brown the ground beef and add the chopped onion- let it cook until onion is soft.

2. Add the minced or pressed garlic, sugar and spices. Let simmer on low heat for 1/2 hour, adding a small amount of water if it cooks down too fast.

3. Puree the mixture in a food processor or Bullet Blender. Mixture has a fine grind.

This mixture freezes well.

NOTE: The original version had noticeable bits of onion in it because it was not pureed. You could cook and drain the meat, puree it in some of the reconstituted tomato paste and then add the onions and spices before it cooks down for a half hour.

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