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A&W Coney Island Chili Sauce
(On Sept. 12, 2015, Lloyd sent the recipes that I left behind in 1987, this was one of them). In 1979 this recipe was published in the WXOX Radio Station’s newsletter at Christmas Time.


1 pound ground chuck, uncooked

1 (12 ounces) can Hunt's tomato paste

1 (8 ounces) small can tomato sauce

2 tbsp. vegetable oil

2 cups water

1 large Spanish onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 ½ tbsp. chili powder

2 tbsp. cumin

2 tsp. salt


Combine all ingredients in a heavy duty saucepan, mix to combine. Over medium heat, bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer until thick, about 1 – 1½ hours. Stir often to avoid sticking.

(The simmering step can also be done in a crock-pot on low.)

Note: I personally never pre-cook the ground chuck. I simply add all the ingredients at the same time.

An A&W original, an all-beef hot dog topped with our signature meat chili sauce and sweet onions.

1. Bring a 2 qt. saucepan of water to a rolling boil.

2. Remove the saucepan from the heat, and add the desired number of Koegel (Koegel’s All-Beef is the brand used at A&W Restaurant’s), frankfurters to the water. Cover and let sit about 10 minutes.

3. After the Koegel franks are done, microwave the meat chili sauce, until steaming.

(Only microwave what you need, saving the rest). Then microwave each hot dog roll 10 seconds... just enough to warm.

Chili Cheese Fries are fries smothered with A&W’s signature meat chili sauce and creamy cheese sauce.

Coney Cheese Dog is a delicious Coney Dog with meat chili sauce, sweet onions plus creamy cheese sauce.

Note: Koegel Products area served: Midwest: Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana. You can also order online at, or call Customer Service Hours Monday thru Friday 9am - 5pm EST Phone: 269-623-4566

The recipe may not sound good to some of you, but oh my; the taste is FANTASTIC!!!!


cyann04 (author)2015-08-07

I hope you'll give this recipe a try. If you do, be sure to leave myself a comment or two in the section at the bottom of this page and let me know ... Greatly Appreciated, Cyann : - )

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