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Lois Beck's Coney Sauce Recipe

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1 1/2 cups dehydrated onions or 1 pint chopped fresh onion
8 cups tomato puree--divided
1 lb hamburger
1 stalk celery, chopped fine
3 tbsp green peppers
2 cloves of garlic
1 lb hamburger
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tsp dry mustard
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp allspice
1 tbsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp hot pepper seasoning
3 tbsp fresh horseradish
1 oz Worcestershire sauce
1/2 oz A-1 sauce
4 tsp cornstarch

If using dehydrated onions, soak in 2/3 cup water overnight.

Cook onions and 2 cups tomato puree over low heat, stirring occasionally.

Add celery, green peppers and garlic and cook for a bit.

Brown hamburger and add to above mixture.

Add remaining 6 cups tomato puree and simmer.

In a large mixing bowl, mix together the brown sugar, dry mustard, cinnamon, allspice, salt, pepper, horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, hot pepper seasoning and A-1 sauce. Add to the hamburger/tomato mixture.

Stir together and simmer for 3 hours, stirring often

Add 4 tsp cornstarch dissolved with a little water before serving.
Can be frozen--this makes a lot!

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This is the actual recipe used by Beck's in Mt Vernon. Lois Beck was a sister to Uncle Willie's wife Betty, and she shared the secret recipe with her. Beck's was a drive in where the Burger King is located now. It was THE place to go on the weekends, and had the best coneys around! Fix this sauce and turn on some oldies!




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