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Big Black Dog: Angelo's Coney Island Hot Dog

January 25, 2010

Angelo's Coney Island Hot Dog





Whenever I see a restaurant famous for hot dogs I always think of Angelo's Coney Island in Flint, MI. I lived in Flint for the better part of 12 years and ate at Angelo's many times. It was just a five minute drive from the University of Michigan campus and I could get a quick, tasty lunch for under $3. But even at 20 years old, Angelo's Coney Dog with the secret chili sauce, sent my digestive system into overdrive! I usually ordered a Burger Deluxe with Olives which is actually a Kewpee Burger, now known as Halo Burger, but that's a whole 'nother burger joint in Flint.

This week for HBinFive we are making Hot Dog Buns and I thought it would be fun to introduce Angelo to Mr. Tastebuds...you know a little bit of my past meeting my present, just see how the two of them would get along.

I knew I had a recipe for Angelo's Secret Chili Sauce and found it, buried deep in my handwritten 3by5" recipe file. I used Best's Kosher Hot Dogs, boiled, on a homemade Soft Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread Bun, loaded with Chili Sauce, diced onion and yellow mustard. Mr. Tastebuds managed to eat three Coney Island Dogs, so I think Mr. Tastebuds and Angelo are getting along just fine!

When I made my hot dog buns I manipulated the dough to form a torpedo, baguette or batard shape and they baked up perfectly! The technique is wonderfully demonstrated in the below video:





But I can tell you that this recipe is not Angelo's Coney Island Sauce. Although the Coney Sauce is delicious and actually I liked it better then the original recipe, it is not even close to the real thing, but don't tell Mr. Tastebuds!



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Angelo's Coney Island Sauce
Recipe adapted from "not a clue"

1 Tbs Butter
2 med onions (ground)
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp salt
2&1/2 tsp chili powder
1 Tbs prepared mustard
1&1/2 lbs lean ground beef
1 6oz can of tomato paste
3 oz water
4 hot dogs (ground)

1. Grind up the hot dogs in your food processor.

2. Melt butter in large, heavy fry pan.

3. Add onions, garlic and saute for a minute.

4. Add ground beef, making sure to break it up as finely as possible, lightly fry until all pink is gone.

5. Add ground hot dogs, mustard, chili powder, salt, tomato paste and water. Simmer for about 10 minutes or until all water evaporates.



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28 Comments:

Blogger Karen said...

Oh that sounds so yummy!!
And cute served in the proper hot dog basket.. almost like Dairy Queen.
Thanks for posting this recipe. Can't say I've tried anything like it.
Karen
Ladybug Creek

January 25, 2010 at 2:09 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

I can't wait to try this sauce! I've never had a Coney Island dog, but I've heard so many good things about them!

January 25, 2010 at 5:50 AM  
Blogger Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

I love a good Coney Dog! I grew up in Michigan and whenever we go back to visit we have to make a lunch stop for Coney's and greek salads. They are different here in NC where they put coleslaw on top of them. They are good but I like the Michigan version better. Yours looks delicious!

January 25, 2010 at 6:41 AM  
Blogger Kim said...

Your hot dog buns look terrific Michelle! I'm really impressed with how perfectly shaped they are. That is one good lookin' Coney dog!

January 25, 2010 at 7:44 AM  
Anonymous Kayte said...

Wow, this looks so good, and no it is not too early for this, especially since I am eating leftover English Onion Soup (Jamie Oliver's recipe) for breakfast...this looks like it would go just fine with it. Fun post, I love to read about the history of how people came to recipes, etc. It's snowing here. Dreaming about it being summer and reclining on your lovely porch with a good book, a glass of lemonade, and some of those cute doggies to play with, yep...that would be a good thing today.

January 25, 2010 at 9:09 AM  
Blogger Tracy @ Sugarcrafter said...

Mmm, sounds delicious! And how fun served in that little basket!

January 25, 2010 at 9:26 AM  
Blogger Cristie said...

I spent time in Long Island as a child, what memories you just brought up for me! I can hardly wait to get this recipe going! As always, thanks Michelle.

January 25, 2010 at 9:32 AM  
Blogger SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

That looks so good! (I have to admit I love hot dogs). I thought the buns turned out beautiful from this recipe!

January 25, 2010 at 10:23 AM  
Blogger Claudia said...

My coney Island dogs came from Coney Island - I am loving that there are Coney island dogs in Flint, MI. Must try your "not a clue" sauce. With a name like that, how can I go wrong?

January 25, 2010 at 10:28 AM  
Blogger The Quintessential Magpie said...

Boy, that looks good! Chili dogs were always my favorites when I was young. I still love a good hot dog, but I can't have the meat or bread now. Sigh. But I can do cheese! ;-)

XO,

Sheila

January 25, 2010 at 10:41 AM  
Blogger Mimi said...

Looks fabulous. I've never had a Coney Island dog, but I plan to correct that now.
Mimi

January 25, 2010 at 11:02 AM  
Blogger Joanne said...

Your hot dog rolls look awesome! I can't believe you had that basket sitting around...it looks just like the real thing! I wonder if there is a place that sells these in the real Coney Island...

January 25, 2010 at 12:17 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

The little diner basket is the real thing. I like to make diner food, like Shrimp in a Basket or Fish and Chips and always serve it in my diner baskets.

I bought a set of the diner baskets at Homegoods a few years ago. I bought a set for me and a set for each of my nieces. Everyone loves eating out of the little baskets.

January 25, 2010 at 12:28 PM  
Blogger Fresh Local and Best said...

I see you're trying to recreate this magical hot dog! The hot dog looks sensational!

January 25, 2010 at 12:30 PM  
Anonymous Erica said...

That looks delicious!I can't wait to try them! I love a hot dogs with special sauce. In Colombia we add pineapple sauce to our hot dogs.

January 25, 2010 at 12:48 PM  
Blogger Cathy (breadexperience) said...

Mmmm...that hot dog look delicious and the whole wheat bun is perfect!

January 25, 2010 at 1:11 PM  
Blogger breadchick said...

Oh lordy!! Angelo's. One of the best memories of living in MI and stopping at Angelo's post-gig for big plate coney cheese fries.

January 25, 2010 at 2:45 PM  
Blogger Natalie said...

those hot dog buns are so impressive looking--love how authentic they seem!

January 25, 2010 at 3:22 PM  
Blogger mrs. c said...

I am a hot dog fanatic!! Can't wait ti try your secret sauce!! There is just something about it being "secret" that makes it good!

January 25, 2010 at 4:10 PM  
Blogger Lori E said...

I am not a fan of hotdogs but I could eat the sauce and the bun and be very happy.

January 25, 2010 at 4:25 PM  
Blogger Maria said...

How fun! I love the presentation!

January 25, 2010 at 4:40 PM  
Blogger Kathleen said...

I loved how you served these in a hot dog basket! The sauce sounds great. I can't wait to give it a try!

January 25, 2010 at 9:27 PM  
Blogger Alexandrine said...

I try this we !!!

The hard thing in France is to found bread for hot dog...

January 26, 2010 at 12:40 AM  
Blogger Femalechef said...

I am stealing your recipe........Thanks!!! Your hot dog buns look great!!!

January 26, 2010 at 4:35 PM  
Blogger Danielle said...

Great video....beautiful buns! I haven't done the hot dog buns yet....one of my kids doesnt like hot dogs. what all american kid doesn't like hot dogs?!

January 26, 2010 at 10:49 PM  
Blogger Dave said...

Hey, thanks for the comment! I went ahead and linked to your blog from there as well. Once you get Marty's sauce spice, make sure to follow the directions exactly so the consistency is correct. Yours look pretty darn good though ... bet they were tasty. :-)

January 27, 2010 at 4:11 AM  
Blogger Heather B said...

Your hot dog buns are fabulous! I may have to mix up another batch of dough to make some myself!

January 29, 2010 at 7:50 PM  
Anonymous Marty said...

Michelle,
just checking to confirm that the package arrived.

Marty

January 30, 2010 at 6:30 PM  

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