Spice up your hot dogs with this delicious recipe for Crock-Pot Chili Coney Dog Sauce. A mild ground beef based chili that is slow cooked to perfection!
Crock-Pot Chili Coney Dog Sauce
Summer cook-out season is upon us. And any good cook-out needs hot dogs.
Well… if you are in my house you need hot dogs. My youngest child loves hot dogs as long as it is those “regular” ones and not the beef ones that I always buy. She normally doesn’t notice that I fed her a beef hot dog until she has already eaten the hot dog.
I found a great recipe for chili coney dog sauce and decided to make it in the slow cooker. Once you cook the hamburger and drain it of the drippings, you add the cooked hamburger and the remaining ingredients in the crock-pot. Cook it on LOW for at least 4 hours.
I had the neighbor cook some hot dogs on the grill for us. Put the hog dog in bun and add about two good spoonfuls of the chili coney dog sauce on top of the hot dog. And just serve. You can add other toppings too…cheese is always good. But you can add diced onion, jalapeño peppers, mustard, whatever makes your mouth smile!
You could take this to a cook-out and serve it straight out of the crock. Heck…you can even cook your hot dogs in one slow cooker and bring this sauce in another!
Can this sauce be frozen?
It sure can! Cook the sauce in the slow cooker per the instructions in the recipe. Once done, turn the slow cooker off (or unplug it) and remove the lid. Let the sauce cool to room temperature. Then ladle the sauce into good-quality freezer containers and store them in the freezer for up to 6 months.
- Extra Lean Ground Beef – Save some fat and calories by using the leanest ground beef that you can find (and afford). I look for 96% lean and 4% fat if I can find it.
- Tomato Sauce – No salt added preferred
- Worcestershire Sauce – Add some great umami flavor. If you are on a gluten free diet check the label of your sauce to make sure it is gluten free.
- Minced Onion – In this recipe you can use either freshly minced onion or the dehydrated minced onion that can be found in the spice aisle of the grocery store.
- Ground Mustard – Mustard powder adds a great tang and flavor to this recipe.
- Garlic Powder – Also known as granulated garlic this is a pantry staple. If you don’t have garlic powder on hand feel free to use a clove or two of fresh minced garlic.
- Black Pepper – For the freshest pepper flavor I like to grind the pepper myself right before adding to the slow cooker.
- Chili Powder – Adds that classic chili flavor to the sauce.
- Cayenne Pepper – As is the amount listed in the recipe below adds mostly flavor. But if you like your sauce spicier feel free to add more!
- On the stove top cook the ground beef over medium heat until longer pink, breaking into crumbles and drain.
- Add cooked ground beef and remaining ingredients to a 4 to 6 quart slow cooker.
- Cover and cook on LOW for 4 hours.
- Serve as a topping for hot dogs.
More slow cooker sauce recipes:
- Slow Cooker Roasted Cherry Tomato Sauce
- Crock-Pot Homemade Chocolate Fudge Sauce
- Slow Cooker Turkey Bolognese Sauce
- Crock-Pot Pizza Sauce
- Slow Cooker Veggie Loaded Spaghetti Sauce
- 4 Quart Crock-Pot Recipes
- Amazing Crock-Pot Chili Recipes
- Beef Slow Cooker Recipes
- Ground Beef Crock-Pot Recipes
- Kid Friendly Slow Cooker Recipes
- Sauce Recipes
- Summer Recipes