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Port Huron-style Coney Sauce

Submitted by: | Source: Detroit News - 1964

Port Huron-Style Coney Sauce
2010-07-14 Other

a unique style of coney sauce that is found in the Greek restaurants & Coney Islands around the Detroit, Michigan area.

  • Servings: 6 - 8
  • Prep Time: 10 mins.
  • Cook Time: 2 hrs.
  • Total Time: 2 hrs & 10 mins.


1 lb Ground Chuck
1½ tsp Chili Powder
½ tsp Ground Cinnamon
2 tsp Paprika
½ tsp Ground Black Pepper
¼ tsp Onion Powder
¼ tsp Garlic Powder
¼ tsp Ground Cumin
¼ tsp Cayenne Pepper
¼ tsp Ground Allspice
2 tsp Prepared Yellow Mustard
1 tsp Beef Base
1 cup Water, or more as needed
3 tsp Buttery Crackers (such As Keebler Club® Crackers)


Combine the ground chuck, chili powder, cinnamon, paprika, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, cumin, cayenne pepper, allspice, mustard, beef base, and 1 cup water in a large saucepan over medium-high heat; use a potato masher to break up the beef and mix the rest of the ingredients through the beef; bring to a simmer; reduce heat to medium-low and continue to simmer 2 to 3 hours, adding water occasionally to keep the mixture moist. Once the mixture is softened, stir in the crushed crackers to thicken.