Coney Island Hot Dogs

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Coney Island Hot Dogs are natural casing beef hot dogs topped with a meat relish, onions, and plenty of yellow mustard. They remind me of a chili dog, but no beans! These hot dogs are loaded and tasty!
Coney Island Hot Dogs | by Life Tastes Good are natural casing beef hot dogs topped with a meat relish, onions, and plenty of yellow mustard. They taste similar to a chili dog but no beans!

In the early 1900's, visitors to Coney Island in New York were taking the term 'hot dog' a bit too literally, so the Chamber of Commerce banned the use of the term 'hot dog'. Thus our favorite American classic became known as a 'Coney Island' by those visiting the area. No matter what the name, if it is a hot dog it must be slathered in yellow mustard! It's true!
Coney Island Hot Dogs | by Life Tastes Good are natural casing beef hot dogs topped with a meat relish, onions, and plenty of yellow mustard. They taste similar to a chili dog but no beans!

We use mustard on Hamburgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, and even add it to some of our summer salads such as potato salad or macaroni salad. Did you know Heinz Ketchup has a new mustard? I grew up on Heinz Ketchup, so HAD to try the New Heinz® Yellow Mustard when I saw it in Walmart.

I am not surprised that I LOVE the flavor of this mustard. Heinz has always been my go-to for ketchup. I even convinced my neighbor to switch to Heinz! During the first barbecue she hosted, I asked her if she minded if I went home and got my Heinz ketchup (yes, I feel that strongly about it!) She was cool with it, but didn't understand what was the big deal. Ketchup is ketchup, right? WRONG! I had her do a blind taste test and guess which ketchup won? Heinz, of course! 

Now I feel the same way about the mustard! With a secret blend of spices and vinegar for the perfect balance of flavor and tang and 100% natural ingredients, Heinz Yellow Mustard just tastes better! It's no wonder Heinz has been making food taste great for almost 150 years!

Let me show you how to make these tasty Coney Island Hot Dogs with a delicious meat relish and lots of Heinz Yellow Mustard. The mustard adds a nice tangy zip to the spicy beef relish flavor and brings it all together, so don't forget the mustard! It is most important!

First we need to brown about 1 1/4 pounds of ground chuck for the meat relish, being sure to crumble it up well...
Coney Island Hot Dogs | by Life Tastes Good - brown beef


Next we mix in 1/2 cup diced onions, 1 tablespoon of garlic, 1 tablespoon of chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin, 1/2 teaspoon celery salt, a pinch of cayenne pepper, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, and 1 teaspoon pepper. Saute until the onions start to soften.

Coney Island Hot Dogs | by Life Tastes Good - add seasonings
Now mix in 1/3 cup Heinz Ketchup, 2 tablespoons butter, and 2 cups water. Bring the mixture to a simmer and reduce heat to medium. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the mixture has reduced to a thick sauce. This will take about 45 minutes to an hour.
Coney Island Hot Dogs | by Life Tastes Good - add water
When the beef relish is almost done, start making your hot dogs. Hot dogs are meant to be eaten outside, so I like to fire up the grill and cook my hot dogs in a cast iron skillet with butter. I heat the skillet on the grill over medium heat and add 2 tablespoons of butter. Then I add the hot dogs and let them sear nicely on one side for a couple of minutes. Once they are nicely browned, I roll them over to brown the other side. Yummm they are soo good!! You can toss the hot dogs straight on the grill if you prefer.
Coney Island Hot Dogs | by Life Tastes Good - sear hot dogs
When your hot dogs and beef relish are ready, assemble your Coney Island Dogs. Gather your ingredients...
Coney Island Hot Dogs | by Life Tastes Good - assemble
Top the hot dog with meat relish...
Coney Island Hot Dogs | by Life Tastes Good
Add some diced onions...
Coney Island Hot Dogs | by Life Tastes Good
and squeeze on the Heinz Yellow Mustard and enjoy!
Coney Island Hot Dogs | by Life Tastes Good
I love how Heinz designed their squeeze bottle. It is a top-down squeeze bottle to prevent that first squirt of watered down mustard. That means no more water mess! You don't even have to shake the bottle before using! Genius!! The mustard is also thicker and creamier. No more soggy bread! I love how it just sort of sits on top and doesn't soak into the bread!
Coney Island Hot Dogs | by Life Tastes Good



That's how I like to use Heinz Yellow Mustard in my recipes, and I'd love to know how you use it! What's your favorite way to use mustard?

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Coney Island Hot Dog

Life Tastes Good
Published 04/16/2015
Coney Island Hot Dog

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 pound ground chuck
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1 tablespoon freshly minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin (or to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt (or to taste)
  • a pinch of cayenne pepper (or to taste)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt (or to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper (or to taste)
  • 1/3 cup Heinz Ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups water
  • 8 beef hot dogs with natural casings
  • 8 hot dog buns, warmed
  • diced onions (topping)
  • Heinz Yellow Mustard

Instructions

  1. Heat a large skillet over mid-high heat and brown 1 1/4 pounds ground chuck, being sure to crumble it up as you brown.
  2. Mix in 1/2 cup diced onions, 1 tablespoon of garlic, 1 tablespoon of chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin, 1/2 teaspoon celery salt, a pinch of cayenne pepper, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, and 1 teaspoon pepper. Saute until the onions begin to soften.
  3. Add 1/3 cup Heinz Ketchup, 2 tablespoons butter, and 2 cups water. Bring the mixture to a simmer and reduce heat to medium. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the mixture has reduced to a thick sauce. This will take about 45 minutes to an hour. When it's ready, give it a taste and adjust the seasonings to your liking.
  4. When the beef relish is almost done, start making your hot dogs. I like to cook my hot dogs in a cast iron skillet with butter. I heat the skillet to medium heat and add 2 tablespoons of butter. Then I add the hot dogs and let them sear nicely on one side for a couple of minutes. Once they are nicely browned, I roll them over to brown the other side.
  5. When your hot dogs and beef relish are ready, assemble your Coney Island Dogs. I warm the hot dog buns by wrapping them in foil and sticking them in a hot oven for a few minutes, then I add the hot dog and top it with the meat relish. Add as much or as little as you prefer. Top the relish with some diced onions to your liking, and then squeeze on the Heinz Yellow Mustard. Enjoy!
Yield: 8 hot dogs
Prep Time: 15 mins.
Cook time: 45 mins.
Total time: 60 mins.
Tags: Coney Island Hot Dogs, Heinz Yellow Mustard, Chili Dog, Meat Relish, Hot Dogs, American, Summer, Recipe, Food, Sandwich

Recipe adapted from allrecipes.com Coney Island Hot Dogs


Find Heinz Yellow Mustard near the Heinz Ketchup at Walmart
and other major retailers nationwide...
Coney Island Hot Dogs | by Life Tastes Good - store aisle


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12 comments:

  1. Nothing better than a coney on a hot summer day!

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    1. They are so good! Thanks for stopping by, Mary Ellen :)

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  2. it drives me crazy when the first squeeze is watery! These look really good! I've never had a coney island hot dog but I think I will this summer!

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    1. Same here, Sara! I always would do a test squeeze to get rid of the ick first. I hope you like these hot dogs as much as we do :) Thanks!

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  3. These totally remind me of my childhood. Coney Island hot dogs were the best especially with yellow mustard.

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    1. That's awesome, Christie! I do love my mustard haha

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  4. You can never go wrong with a good chili dog- especially when it is drizzled with a good yellow mustard! :)

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  5. Heinz is my go-to too so I'll have to pick up a bottle!

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  6. I really love a good hot dog and this one looks fabulous! Great recipe!

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