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Coney Sauce Recipe
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins

A quick-fix coney sauce recipe featuring ground beef, ketchup and the perfect mix of spices. 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 196 kcal
Author: Kelly Anthony
  • 1 pound 80/20 ground beef
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons water, separated
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  1. In a large saute pan over medium-high heat, add the ground beef and break it apart using a wooden spoon. Saute the ground beef for 10 minutes, or until completely browned and cooked through. 

  2. If desired, spoon out the majority of the grease by first removing the pan from the heat or open flame. Then, using a spatula, push the meat to one side of the pan. Have ready a small bowl to collect the excess grease. Tilt the pan slightly and spoon out the grease. Wipe any drippings away, and return to the heat. 

  3. Add the ketchup, tomato paste, soy sauce, chili powder, salt, garlic powder, ground mustard, pepper, onion powder, cumin and 3/4 cup of water, and stir to combine. Allow the mixture to come to a simmer and reduce the heat to medium-low to maintain a proper simmer. Simmer for 4-6 minutes, or until the liquid has reduced by about half. 

  4. In a small bowl, add the cornstarch and 2 tablespoons of cold water. Whisk until combined, and pour into the sauce. Stir, and allow to simmer for 2-3 minutes more, until slightly thickened. Serve and enjoy. 

Recipe Notes

Makes about 2 cups. 

Nutrition Facts
Coney Sauce Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 196 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 51mg17%
Sodium 990mg43%
Potassium 342mg10%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 390IU8%
Vitamin C 1.4mg2%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.