Detroit Style Hot Dogs

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Detroit Style Hot Dogs, known throughout Metro Detroit as a Coney Dog, is Tyler’s favorite way to eat a hot dog. Growing up in Southeast Michigan, he could find Coney dogs anywhere he went. Ted’s Coney Island in Port Huron was right next to Tyler’s high school and served them up daily. In downtown Detroit, American Coney Island and Lafayette Coney Island compete for business right next-door to each other. American is filled with photos of celebrities, sports stars, and well-known folks who have stopped in for a bite over the years. Pop in and check it out for yourself next time you’re in the neighborhood!

 

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Detroit Style Hot Dogs

 

By now you may be thinking, “What’s so great about this ‘Coney Dog’ anyhow”? We’ll let you in on the secret: It’s the chili. This delicacy is a hot dog topped with chili, mustard, and onions. Only three toppings – so simple, yet so scrumptious. It is arguably the best way to eat a hot dog. Now, we realize that some people like the Chicago style dog, with relish, a pickle spear, and half the vegetable aisle on top. There’s too much going on there for Tyler – ain’t nobody got time for that. Other people prefer to keep it simple and just use ketchup and mustard. That’s fine, too. But why settle for fine when the recipe for the best hot dog is right here in front of you!?

 

Detroit Style Hot Dogs

 

It’s true that you can’t keep all those delicious toppings from sliding off without a bun, and buns are made of gluten-filled bread. (Full disclosure: The Detroit Style Hot Dogs in the pictures are regular old buns that Tyler enjoyed very much). However, these gluten-free buns from Udi’s are a great substitute that let Lauren (and the rest of all you GF/DF eaters out there) dig in worry-free! These buns are so delicious, Lauren actually uses them as sandwich bread. If you freeze them, put them in the microwave for a minute or so to make them extra soft and delicious.

Udi's Gluten-Free Classic Hot Dog Buns

Pro Tip

For the very best version of the Detroit Style Hot Dogs, use our Smoky Bacon Chili. Then enjoy it with some Better Made potato chips on the side and wash it down with a Faygo pop!

 

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Detroit Style Hot Dog
Use your favorite chili recipe to make Detroit Style Hot Dogs! Because the only thing better than a hot dog is a hot dog with chili. And it's easy to make these gluten- and dairy-free. Please note: All the ingredients below are easy to find gluten- and dairy-free, but not all brands are safe. So be sure to always check the ingredients.
Detroit Style Hot Dogs | Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Detroit Style Hot Dogs | Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free
Instructions
  1. Dice the onions.
  2. Heat up the hot dogs, chili, and buns. Grilled hot dogs always taste best, if possible.
  3. Place the hot dogs in the buns, then spoon the chili on top.
  4. Swirl some mustard on the top and add onions to each. Enjoy!

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