Devour the Competition is an initiative created by the Flik Hospitality staff to help the players prepare for the game through delicious food. The chefs prepare a meal during the week of the game that is inspired by the Eagles' opponent. As the Eagles get ready to host the Detroit Lions on Sunday, the chefs made Coney Dogs, which is more than your traditional hot dog.
What does the Coney Dog have to do with Detroit? The savory delight was created by Greek immigrants who passed through New York, which is near Coney Island, before moving out west. The location where the Coney Dog originated remains a mystery. There are a plethora of Coney-named restaurants in Detroit and the surrounding areas that opened in the 1910s, including American Coney Island, Lafayette Coney Island, and Todoroff's Original Coney Island, that strongly suggest the Motor City played a significant role in its creation.
1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
2 cups fresh tomato sauce
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon finely minced white onion
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Dash cayenne pepper
8 hot dogs
8 hot dog buns, split
Shredded cheddar cheese
Chopped white onion
In a large skillet, fully cook beef over medium heat for 6-8 minutes, breaking into crumbles. Drain completely. Stir in tomato sauce, water, Worcestershire sauce, onion, and seasonings. Keep warm.
Steam hot dogs until fully cooked and plump. Place hot dogs on buns and top with yellow mustard, Coney sauce, diced onion, and shredded cheddar. Serve on large flat cast-iron trays.